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You okay, sis? I know how you feel...

I just saw a video that broke my heart. I don't know the woman in the video, but I've heard a lot of good and positive things about her. Julia Press Simmons, I don't know you, but I know how you feel. I know how you feel to the point that I shed tears with you. I know what it is to finally feel so damn good about life and yourself that you're going to wear that dress and/or put on that makeup and have a damn good time. Your story and the way you stood up in the face of bullying gave me the courage to finally share my story.

In September of 2012, my husband walked out on me. I found out he was cheating and my whole world went on a fast track to hell. Not only did he cheat on me, but along with the physical abuse, he verbally mutilated my self-esteem. By the time he'd said what he had to say I was broken. I was bruised. I felt less than a woman. I was black. I was ugly. I was fat. I was unwanted. I felt so damn low to the ground it was hard for me to get up out of …

You are the weakest link. Goodbye!

I'm reading a book that I intend to leave a review on, but I'm not so sure I want to. First off, this writer is pretty popular as a self-published author. The last time I reviewed an author as popular, her readers came to Amazon and left a sh*t storm under my three-star review.

This story I'm reading is not a bad story, but for this author to brag about being an editor, I'm highly disappointed. While I am not an editor, I've had my works edited by real deal editors before. Suffice it to say, I pray this author hasn't charged anyone money to edit their works. When you don't know the basics of grammar, no way should you be editing. If you think it's okay to have exclamation marks after almost every sentence, you're not an editor. If you don't know that a comma comes before you call someone's name, you're not an editor. For example, "Come here, Eddie." This is basic editing. We're not even talking about the content editing wh…

WomanIsh: A Review

My gosh! Where do I start? I've never been a huge fan of books that consists of short stories. For me, I never seemed to get a beginning, middle, and ending. However, God bless Angelia Vernon-Menchan for blessing us with this work of art. From the very first story, I was enthralled. From 'Her Empowerment'  to 'My Life Was Better After He Died', Angelia managed to show us women from every walk of life, young and old, those smart and those a bit aloof.

It's amazing how she is always able to capture every woman. She literally writes every type of woman, including those who are bisexual and won't admit it. But I think what stands out to me the most are the women and their ability to bounce back after such tumultuous situations and circumstances. Every woman in this book did what she felt she had to do whether she regretted the situation later on or not.

Andrea's mother gets the win for her comical  wit. One of the best quotes in the book belongs to Mabel.