Weekly Check-In with Simply Janeen| 1/16/2021

Happy New Year! These past two weeks flew by. I am always full of goals and aspirations, and this year will be no different. However, before moving forward, I have to acknowledge all my accomplishments in the previous year. I landed a career, tripled my salary, moved away from home, started taking acting classes, grewContinue reading “Weekly Check-In with Simply Janeen| 1/16/2021”

Dear Colorism, Time’s Up!

The Chicago-bred Singer, Songwriter, Actress, and now published Author Ebony Jenae has done it again! By releasing her debut book entitled Dear Colorism: Times up! When I say it’s a MUST READ, I mean it. The real-life occurrences and the occurrences shared by other dark skin women of color will leave you undone. This bookContinue reading “Dear Colorism, Time’s Up!”

Falling in the Fall 🍂

Fall is my favorite time of year. I have a birthday in the fall, the weather changes, the holidays come around, the leaves turn beautiful browns and orange colors. Hot chocolate and fuzzy soft pajamas come out. The air is just different. In that same breath, this season is also one of the hardest ofContinue reading “Falling in the Fall 🍂”

Why Does my Silence Offend You?

Of the many things that can be threatening who would’ve thought that being quiet would be one. Why is it that black women are not allowed to be introverted at work? Apparently, being quiet can only mean one of four things: something is wrong, you’re miserable, unhappy, or get this- it’s intimidating. The problem isContinue reading “Why Does my Silence Offend You?”

On Today’s Episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things: The MLK Day Fiasco

After work, I went over to my sister’s house to give my nephews a little ice cream party. Since they were at their grandparents’ I hadn’t seen them in a while. As always, I missed them dearly, so when they blew my phone up while I was at work, I knew they were back home.Continue reading “On Today’s Episode of Kids Say the Darndest Things: The MLK Day Fiasco”

Affirmation: I Am the Catalyst in My Life

What am I afraid of? Regret, waking up one day and realizing that life has passed me by, and I didn’t do any of the things I said I wanted to. That’s what moves me, that thought inspires me to try. I did not always feel this way. One day I woke up and wentContinue reading “Affirmation: I Am the Catalyst in My Life”

One Day You’ll Have a Daughter…

One day you will have a daughter, and you will look down at that reflection of your face resting comfortably in the security of your embrace, and feel your heart beat different than ever before, the way it does when you love someone. One day you will have a daughter, and that shield that surroundedContinue reading “One Day You’ll Have a Daughter…”

HELP ME, Love Me.

Lately, I am consumed with trying to figure out how to actively practice self-love, What is self-love exactly? Some people think that the word explains itself, in fact, the Merriam-Webster dictionary plainly defines Self-Love as the love of self. The dictionary even goes on to describe it as conceit, which by definition is the excessiveContinue reading “HELP ME, Love Me.”