We can’t celebrate Women’s History Month without putting a spotlight on the beauty and essentialness of sisterhood. I am not talking DNA, genetics, or chromosomal sisters. I am speaking on strangers becoming friends who then turn into sisters: a bond is created, the secrets are … Continue reading Sisters By Soul
When I was younger, my Mom always told me never go anywhere alone: there’s strength in numbers. I knew better than to leave my drink alone at a party–years before I was even allowed to attend parties. I knew how to make sure I wasn’t … Continue reading Black History Needs Black Women. Protect Them. Protect Us.
For successful women, it is always easy to run down the laundry list of their accomplishments. I believe that in brushing through, or running through these accomplishments too quickly, we miss the opportunity to truly celebrate them. For the moment, I’m going to put more … Continue reading Slay Black Girl, Slay: The Truth That Is Ruth E. Carter
Aunt Becky out here buying school spots only to have her kids drop out. Jussie Smollett still fighting charges! Not only that, Sony now has rights to His Royal Badness’s music! Moreover, Meghan McCain has no idea what humility or her own idiocy is and … Continue reading RUNITBACK FRIDAY-03/15/2019
We are women! We are more than a day. We are strong brave and courageous every day! I take this month not only to celebrate myself and the other fellow women in the #idealfirestarter family, but I celebrate us all. I feel we don’t nearly get enough credit for the things we … Continue reading To Be A Proud Woman Is Good, A Proud Black Woman? Even Better!
Mary Mcleod Bethune (July 10, 1875 – May 18, 1955) was a Black teacher and humanitarian. However, our ancestral auntie is best known for starting a private school for black students in Daytona Beach. (HEYYYYYY Bethune-Cookman!!! We see y’all!! HBCU’S rock.) She is also … Continue reading The Boldness Of One Black, Female Teacher: The Legacy Of Mary McLeod Bethune
My parents were college graduates whose parents barely had any education. The unfolding American college cheating scandal is not surprising. It isn’t. The fact that people of wealth and influence used that same wealth and influence for self-interest isn’t surprising. What is surprising is the … Continue reading FIRESTARTER HOTSHEET: ACADEMIC RACKETTERING