I Was Raised To Believe I Have The Power To Change Things

I was raised to believe that my voice is powerful. I was raised to believe to always stand up from whatever felt good in my soul. I was raised to believe that my voice, my opinions and my thoughts matter. I was told repeatedly from my mother, “Cherie, there is nothing in this world that [...]

Never Fight A Woman Over A Man!

Ladies, please explain to me the logic of fighting another woman over a cheating man. I understand the logic of both of you fighting him. I will never embarrass myself fighting any woman over a cheating man. (Cherie Johnson Is 2 cool for that.) If women banned together, men would stop. Other women owe you [...]

To Stay Or To Go? “If Things Never Change, Would You Be Happy Living The Rest Of Your Life Like This?”

As long as I’m talking, we are good. It’s when I get quiet... I’m done. I talk to try to change things. Once I realize my words aren’t heard or considered, I can’t change anything or make someone see the flaw or fault in the situation, it’s my turn to sit back and evaluate myself, [...]

When Women Love Themselves, Love Everyone They Encounter

I finally got it! When you truly accept your flaws and love yourself for who you are and what you look like, without wanting to constantly change (improve) your appearance, there is a sense of self-love. I didn't realize that everyone wasn't born with this love.  I have never been the type of girl to make a big [...]

If You Have Any Doubt In Your Mind, You Are Beautiful!

If you had any doubt in your mind, you are beautiful! You are beautiful because of the DNA running through your veins. You are the makings of royalty true Kings and Queens. ALL life began with you. Your gift is your blackness!  Stand proud in it, your skin is a gift. All that see it, [...]

The Normalization of Dysfunction is Astonishing!

"You just have to get to know them" & "That's just how they are" are excuses given by loved ones for their folks' bad behavior.  I've been seen as problematic because I became unwilling to stay quiet and "keep the peace" about dysfunction once my daughter was born. I refused to teach her that chaos, dysfunction and disrespect was environmentally normal, because it is NOT! I [...]

You can’t beat a man who battles himself every day…

“You can't beat a man who battles himself every day...” Says my 8-year-old out of the blue at the most perfect time. Mind you nobody in my home was fighting, but I was sitting around overthinking a situation I can't change. I thought I was overthinking quietly but obviously; my thoughts were louder than I knew. LOL. [...]

Beware of Those that Seek Drama to Survive

There are a large number of men and women who seek drama to survive! I have been called uncaring, self-absorbed and indifferent because I’m unable to jump on the soap opera bandwagon of life. This is a tactic that drama kings and queens use to draw you into the mess, so you won’t remain standing on [...]