Being Confident in your Own Skin

    Seeing how children view their bodies compared to adults in this video produced by the Jubilee Project, a group of individuals who believe that doing good is contagious, reminds us of how we once thought of ourselves.  Why does growing up mean we have to want to be skinnier, taller, prettier, or just plain different than we are.  Loving yourself doesn’t have mean you don’t exercise or try to eat healthy, but it does mean looking at your motives.  Remember to do these acts to better yourself because…

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Khanya Brann Speaks About Uniquely You! By:Cara Montgomery

“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud. Do not complain. Make every effort to change things you do not like. If you cannot make a change, change the way you have been thinking. You might find a new solution. Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood. Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity (Angelou…

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Lupita Nyong’o Spreads A Beautiful Message On Sesame Street

Lupita Nyong’o has always been an advocator for being comfortable in your own skin and embracing your skin color. She has made numerous speeches about accepting her dark skin and seeing it for how beautiful it really is. There’s no doubt that her confidence shines bright as she shows the world that dark skin looks good in any and every color. Well now, Lupita is spreading her message to kids with her most recent appearance on Sesame Street. In this segment, her and Elmo talk about skin and how regardless…

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Get Up! Get Active!

Every girl wants a beach body, but are you willing to work for it? According to healthiergeneration.org, nearly 1 in 3 children in the United States are overweight or obese, putting them at risk for serious health problems. This should not be happening because there are a number of ways to stay fit and have a well balanced diet. I know it can be really hard, but it is not impossible. By choosing to eat fruits and yogurts everyday in replace of chips and candy, not only will you have more…

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Mindy Kaling is my new hero… and she should be yours, too.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock – or maybe just not watching TV – you probably know who Mindy Kaling is, or at least recognize her face. Mindy cut her teeth writing and acting on the show The Office and now she’s the star of her own television sitcom: The Mindy Project. Let’s not forget the she is also one of America’s (far too) few women of color to achieve this status; the only others to have done so are Wanda Sykes and Margaret Cho. She also has a…

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Confidence is really the New Black

Uzo Aduba is one of Hollywood’s rising stars thanks to the groundbreaking Netflix series Orange is the New Black, now in its second season. Her character, Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren, is one of the prison inmates and has a habit of putting herself down, and getting too attached to others too fast. These are more than just quirks; they speak to a larger issue of self-identity and a nearly terminal lack of confidence. Thankfully, Ms. Aduba managed to conquer her own confidence issues. When she was a kid Ms. Aduba…

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