2018 Reading List Series Book #8 – The Truth About Matriarchies and Toxic Mothers

This book review differs from the others as I actually never finished reading the book. I lost interest in it after chapter 14, yet a few things in this book stuck with me.

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2018 Reading List Series Book #7 – A Traumatic Story That Tests the Human Spirit

Every now and then, we watch or read something that hits a nerve. It strikes us so deep in our core because it hits very close to home.

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2018 Reading List Series: Book #6 – THE Ultimate Glow Guide For Queens Like You

Tapping into one’s true spiritual essence has been the latest trend to leveling up in life.

Regardless of the tools you’re utilizing in your spiritual toolkit, no journey is quite equipped without one (or a few) self-help books to help you get there.

This is why I’m elated to reveal to you Lathan Thomas and her breakout book Own Your Glow: A Soulful Guide to Luminous Living and Crowning the Queen Within. It’s the ULTIMATE spiritual self-care/help book and it changed. my. life.

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2018 Reading List Series: Book #5 – This self-proclaimed Awkward Author Makes You Want to Be Yourself

Ok y’all, this next author is my all-time fav. And her book? Worth. it.

Hailed (by me, and many others…but mainly me), as being part of the burgeoning talent of this decade, Issa Rae, a director, producer, actor, and author, made headlines with her YouTube hit-series The Misadventures of an Awkward Black Girl.

The web-series catapulted Rae to stardom, and led to her first book, an autobiography named after her web-series (which was also based on her life).

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2018 Reading List Series: Book #3 – A Tale that Warns of Risky Life Choices

If you were an active reader in your younger days, then you were probably obsessed with this next author’s series of books.

Lisa Williamson, better known as Sister Souljah, is an author, activist, recording artist, and film producer. She changed the game when she wrote her best-selling book, “The Coldest Winter Ever” back in 1999.

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2018 Reading List Series: Revealing Book #4 – An Autobiography Detailing the Difficult Path to Embracing Beauty

All black women share the collective struggle that has been our natural hair.

It’s sad to say, but many of us practically popped out of the womb believing the notion that African kinky hair is problematic and must be corrected.

When I read To Hair and Back: My Journey Toward Self-Love One Strand at a Time, an autobiographical work by Rhonda Eason, I’m reminded how wasteful it is to spend time, energy, and effort correcting ourselves, instead of loving and embracing all that we are.

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Demystifying Haitian Vodou: What Happened When I Gave The Spiritual Aspects of My Culture A Chance

Darkness.

Evil.

Sinful.

Primitive, vile, and shameful.

These words are part of a usual line up used to describe vodou, a Haitian religion and practice created by the descendants of Dahomean, Yoruba, and other African ethnic groups to preserve the true identity and culture of its people.

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