The survivor series was birthed out of my personal belief that we are united by shared experiences. I wanted women to come together, to share their stories in a space free of judgement and critique and my prayer was that their stories would help free someone else. It wasn’t just about writing about the bad things that happened to us but about how we survived them, how we thrived in spite of the obstacles and how resilient we are. I just knew this series would be powerful and inspiring.Read More
When we think of what a survivor looks like, we often think about a person with physical scars, evidence that proves they have been through hell and back. However, survival is often skin deep and nearly invincible. I am that survivor. The survivor that displays no physical scars of being through hell and back.Read More
It’s the story of lost innocence and black girls whose childhoods were robbed of them, their words filled with pain and trauma fall on deaf ears in our own community. Picked apart and judged by those who are supposed to protect us. Abusers find refuge in our silence because they know they won’t be held accountable for their actions. Victims violated repeatedly by their abusers and by a community that doesn’t value or protect them. Young black girls and Black Women are forced then to become their own alchemists, searching for healing and understanding but lacking the tools to heal from an unimaginable trauma. And you wonder why our smiles begin to fade and our exteriors harden…It’s our new armor because our world becomes different. We’re trying to shield ourselves because we were left…unprotected. -D. Sanders (From the Blog Post, "She Said....She Said")
Today, I bring you, Survivor, Tierra Clark, who bravely and courageously chose to share her story.Read More
Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to grow out of control. These cells usually form a tumor that can often be seen on an x-ray or felt as a lump. The tumor is malignant (cancer) if the cells can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas of the body. Breast cancer occurs almost entirely in women and is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among black women. Today, Guest Blogger, Alene Adams shares her story of survival.Read More
"Survival of the Weakest." What an oxymoron, right? I mean, we have all been conditioned to believe that only the strong survive. That survival is of the "fittest." And in a lot of cases, that thinking is correct. But today, today I want to challenge your thinking and invite you to take a journey with me into this notion of the weakest survive.Read More
The Survivor series is a collection of stories written by women just like you and I. Stories filled with pain and trauma, transformation, strength, and healing. In each of these stories, you will see women who found their inner strength and who chose to not only survive but thrive.
It is my honor to present these stories to you this month. As you read them, I hope you are inspired to push through whatever is seeking to break you or keep you from achieving your God Given purpose and destinyRead More