Teaching Our Daughters How to Love Themselves

Who determines how our daughter’s feel about themselves? Is it us or their peers? I was having a conversation this past weekend about who determines how our daughters feel about themselves? We always discuss society’s standard of beauty. But do we realize how we feel about ourselves sets the bar for our standard of beauty….

Labor of Love

02/06/18 12:33 p.m. Reflective   Editor’s Desk As you know COY Magazine is about women’s personal development. I started it with the intent to develop myself as a mentally stronger and mentally independent woman. I feel the stories that I share help me to heal, to grow, and to encourage women from many walks of…

Behind the Blurred Line of Consent

In a world where some women are still claiming to be faking it, how does a man know when the lines of consent have been blurred by nonverbal cues? Last night, I was catching up on The View and theyc were discussing the allegations being brought against “Master of None” star Aziz Ansari. A woman he had a sexual encounter with…

My Birth Canal Is Off Limits

My birth canal is off limits. Pregnancy scared me straight. As if having a sixteen year old was not terrifying enough. Last March I found out I was with child. I was terrified beyond belief. Yet somewhat ecstatic at the prospect of finally having my baby boy. I discussed my impending pregnancy with my boyfriend…

Words of Wisdom from a College Dropout

Do you take achievements made by you or others for granted? I have taken something my daughter does for granted. I didn’t dote on her for something that I need to brag about…a little since it is an incredible accomplishment. I think I became so comfortable with her achieving this goal that I don’t praise…