Dear Black Woman

Dear black woman. You matter. You are valuable. Your opinion is valid. You are not alone. When you feel misunderstood. And like nobody is listening. I am listening. I hear you. I see you. I am you. The love you were created with. Covers you each second. You aren’t dramatic. You aren’t too loud. You…

Growth as a Woman

Do you know how powerful you are? That your words have meaning ? Are you aware of how you can build? And just as quickly tear down ? Do you act with kindness when no one is looking ? Do you lovingly accept when they are undeserving ? How often do you forgive or do…

Friendship: Grateful Moments

When you can’t show up for yourself. And you need a little help. Friends are there to lift you up. When you go through tough times. Your real friends stand by you. I’m so thankful to my friends. Who have proved to be family to me. I’m forever thankful for their unconditional love and presence….

Permission to Feel: It’s okay

You are not weak because you have feelings. You are not wrong for taking a break. You don’t have to apologize for not meeting someone’s expectations. You don’t have to say yes when you want to say no. You don’t need permission to feel. You don’t need approval to be real. You owe yourself the…

Your Truth Matters: Rejecting Conformity

Everyone has a truth. We hide from it to accommodate the ones who caused the pain. Why do we do that? In this world it is not always acceptable to acknowledge what is wrong. As much as we have free speech, silence gets rewarded more. No press, no judgement, no explanations with penalties. Silence is…

The Best Part of You

The best part of you is the part you don’t want to share. The best part of you is the part of you that challenges you to grow. It’s the moment when you feel like you can’t but you decide to do it anyway. That’s where the best part of you lives. Don’t be afraid…

Permission to Be

Lately I’ve been thinking about the importance of acknowledging yourself. Not anything you’ve done but who you are. If we are honest with ourselves, every day we are bombarded with messaging about who we should become. More fit, more intelligent, more beautiful, more accomplished. While those are great aspirations, I think perspective is needed. I…

I saw my obstacles as opportunities

“I created Live Positivelee during my last semester of undergraduate studies. It was a journey in which I asked myself what did I want to represent. I thought about what kind of impact I wanted to make on the world. It wasn’t just about my career, education or financial attainment. It was also about giving…