How “Insecure” Made Me Go Back to Therapy….Again

Issa Rae’s “Insecure” in every season has resonated with me on so many levels. It wasn’t until I was introduced to Issa Rae by reading her book “The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl” that I realized that my awkwardness did not make me a social pariah. In fact, it made me come to terms…

Self Improvement the Change I Don’t Want to Make

The time has come in my life that I need to do introspection and make necessary changes. Many times in my life when I feel overwhelmed I tend to choose the flight mode. And even adopt the philosophy of avoidance. When it comes to matters of the heart I live in a comfortable place if…

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…