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About Me: Mom, Mentor, Motivator, Educator, Amateur Writer, Traveler, and Food Enthusiast!
Hair Therapy for the Everyday Woman
Read this article while listening to this song that transcends time! If you can, keep scrolling as the beat plays in the background, because what you are about to read will require the rhythm of change on the horizon.
Why Women Wellness?
It is my belief that if a writer pens the biography of a woman, they will at some point and without intention, stumble upon a truth that illuminates the life of every woman- yes I do mean You, yOu, yoU and YOU!
The Silent Suffering of the Abused
I sit here waiting for my moment... knowing that before long I would be chosen; taken to a new home. I never expected to be here for so long with my fellow unwanted companions. For a long time I rejoiced at the jingle of the bell on the door, because it meant someone was here to choose one of us. It meant that I would finally have another home.
Low Earnings? New Membership? Here's How I Surpassed the Required Withdrawal Limit on Vocal+ in Two Weeks!
Wow! Welcome everyone! Jeremy Frommer’s article Celebrating 20,000 Vocal+ Member Milestone comments on the influx of Vocal+ members that this platform has seen in the last few months! I must admit that I am one of you; recently joining and submitting my first story on February 15th, 2021. I am super excited that Vocal found me, and gave the writer in me a jumpstart!
Overcoming Writer's Block and Other Benefits of Becoming a Vocal+ Member in 2021
The eager, excited writer in me was defeated by a full time job, a challenging marriage that began when I was only 18 years old, parenthood and a very abrupt divorce. Did you hear that? Marriage at 18....
The Edge of Fortune
Noting the spine of the book she touched, Clancy let her hand slowly glide along the other books stacked haphazardly on the shelf. It was 2121 and books were rare. Library was a word she recalled as an echo, passed down from generations of stories that brought books to life for her in a way she has never seen in her world. A loud buzz caught her attention and she peered up from her crouched position at the back of the history museum, to notice the other teenagers that had come on this knowledge trip. Each stood with their heads bent over a device, fingers flying over the weightless keys, which were suspended in the air like magic. The teach-bot appeared pleased, rattling words out in competition with the clatter of typing keys, a fervent note-taking ritual that Clancy found disturbing.
They think they're subtle... STEALERS... They come into you, Into your space - in guise of friendliness, acquaintance, relationship!
I took a breath and let another giggle past my lips. It is the morning of February 14th, 2021 and I am mesmerized by my daughter's angelic face as we swing and shake to Pharrell's energizing voice in the song "Happy". My heart overflows with love as I let the fact that she is my very own happiness in a world of uncertainty, wash over me.