Speaking It Into Existence -- Marquita Thomas on Women in Politics, and Always Keeping Her Sights Held High

"I grew up in a very small southern town in South Carolina on a literal dirt road. My parents were working class and due to attitudes in the South, it wasn't uncommon to feel less than for being a woman or of color. I remember a high school trigonometry teacher yelling to the class after giving me yet another A that he just couldn't believe that the person with the highest grade in the class was a girl…”

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The Power of Shifting Your Energy — Jazzmyne Jay on Self-Love, Eating Disorders, and Taking Control Over Her Negative Thoughts

“Gosh, my journey of self-love has been a REAL JOURNEY. When I was younger, I always thought my friends were perfect. They literally looked like the VERY OPPOSITE of me--they were long, straight haired girls half of my size with beautiful blue eyes. Meanwhile, I couldn't even fit into the "cool stores" they were shopping at…”

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When Self Care Isn't The Easiest Choice -- Erika Agard on Self Care and Going Natural

“In October of 2016, I decided to do the BIG CHOP! Yep, that’s right, I decided to cut off all of my relaxed hair and go natural. Prior to October, I had been going through some real hair-struggles. My hair was breaking off, my edges were receding, and my hair was falling out in small chunks. My hairdresser suggested that I should go natural…”

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Following Her Gut To Business School -- Mallory Wang On Maintaining Her Sense of Worth As A WOC In Her MBA Program

“I am the youngest of 3 children, always the baby of the family. My older sisters are both doctors and little old me has always had the toughest time finding myself. I went from being pre-med to nursing, to teaching, to finally something in business…”

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The Spiritual Gift of Motherhood -- Shamell Bell on Self-Care, Activism, Spirituality, and Motherhood

“I was prompted to live daily in a manner of self care not only as a parenting tool, but because I was diagnosed with several autoimmune disorders, most recently Rheumatoid Arthritis. As a dancer this last diagnosis could have been devastating, but I am finding strength in my healing modalities…”

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Taking the Leap at 23 -- Kendall Tucker on Building Her Self-Worth in the Male Dominated Tech Industry

"When I first started my company I felt like people weren’t taking me seriously because I was young, and I was a woman. Investors are comfortable with the “Mark Zuckerberg-I’m a young white man who just dropped out of college” stereotype and many of them told me I was too inexperienced at 23…”

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