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Carefree and Black Diaries

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Let's talk about the hierarchy in Black women's beauty standards. Spoiler alert: You may not like this one but I still love you.  “I’m Supposed To Be Thick”: Managing Body Image Anxieties Among Black American Women: https://journals.sagepub.com
Are ya'll really out here making your friends pay for YOUR food at THEIR birthday dinner?  Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Shop Carefree Merch: https://bit.ly/2KRnaXY Follow the Instagram: https://bi
Contrary to popular belief, I don't think money is the greatest currency. I believe that time is our greatest currency and our biggest asset. Unfortunately, we don't appreciate the value of our time until after it's passed.  How to help Jackson
For the people that feel like things are oversaturated... this one is for you.  How to help Jackson, MS:  MS Student Water Crisis Advocacy Team: (CashApp: $JxnWaterCrisis22) Mississippi Food Network: https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/mfnwater
All of my fellow perfectionist, come to the front of the room. It's time we have a chat... Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Shop Carefree Merch: https://bit.ly/2KRnaXY Follow the Instagram: https://bi
Chile.... Let's discuss P-Valley and Sweet Life. Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Shop Carefree Merch: https://bit.ly/2KRnaXY Follow the Instagram: https://bit.ly/2Qsa0Ai Follow the Twitter: https://b
Surprise episode! In this one, we're talking about the very intentional way social media platforms hook users into staying in the constant scroll loop and how you can work on breaking the habit.  Link to Harvard article: https://sitn.hms.harvar
You know that thing flight attendants say about putting your own mask on first? Yeah... let's talk about that.  Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Shop Carefree Merch: https://bit.ly/2KRnaXY Follow the
I'm sure you've heard of #BlackGirlLuxury which on the surface is pretty harmless. But with the rise of aesthetics on social media, I want people to also ask themselves the question - "At your core, who are you?" Become a patron for exclusive c
Happy Valentine's week! Enjoy the third segment of our Lessons from a Love Song series! Also, if you haven't heard "Lost One" by Jazmine Sullivan... you have gots to do better! Lessons from a Love Song playlist: https://open.spotify.com/playlis
What it do baby boos? Here's the second installment of our Valentine's series, Lessons from a Love Song. This week, we're talking about one of my favorite songs off of Adele's new album. Check it out! Become a patron for exclusive content: http
Hope you all enjoy this month's series, Lessons from a Lovesong! We're kicking it off with one of my favorite songs by Toni Braxton from the Waiting to Exhale soundtrack.  Lessons from a Love Song Playlist (Spotify): https://open.spotify.com/pl
Let's talk about Mean Girls: TikTok Edition USPS Covid Tests: https://special.usps.com/testkits Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Shop Carefree Merch: https://bit.ly/2KRnaXY Follow the Instagram: https
One thing that I want to practice this year is being kinder to myself. That inner critic that causes me to hesitate or feel like I'm not good enough has got to be silenced this year. Take a listen to hear the 3 ways I'm practicing kindness with
Uncle Tom (noun): a person regarded as betraying their cultural or social allegiance. But who was the real Uncle Tom? Listen to this episode to learn the story of Josiah Henson and how history has flipped the original meaning of an Uncle Tom.  
It's been a while, I know. But I've been in what I like to call, "a creative funk." What better way to get out of a creative funk than to put my own tips to use and bring you a new episode with 5 tips and tricks on getting out of your own ruts.
There are so many articles out there telling us how to be better advocates for others. Rarely are we reminded that we should also be advocates for ourselves. In this episode, there are three ways we can put that energy into our lives first to b
For the past few months, I kept wondering why I felt indifferent to so many things that used to matter to me. Well, I had an epiphany and as Lauryn Hill said, "nothing even matters at all." If you've been struggling with this feeling, take a li
After having a birthday last month, I thought about how women's ages become associated with how valuable they are to others. I also thought about how the "loss of youth" can cause us to hate the physical aspect of aging. Let's talk about it.  B
Long time no see! In this new episode, I'm talking about the idea of creating new things as a means to alleviate negative feelings. It's great to create as a release, but what happens when the pain subsides? Do you still feel inspired?  Become
This one is for the people that say, "colorism doesn't exist" and the people that have been subject to colorism for their entire lives. Let's break down what colorism is and why it's still prevalent in our community today.  Become a patron for
This has been a topic that I've been holding on to for months but this week we need to talk about the scarcity mindset. I need you to know that hoarding knowledge and resources in hopes that someone else may not have access, is a terrible minds
This episode is for all of the people that are afraid to be seen trying because it requires vulnerability. I hope that this episode reminds you that it's ok to be seen trying things you aren't good at yet.   "We love a good come up, but we don’
Let's talk about what happened at the Capitol last week and about who the real thugs are.  Become a patron for exclusive content: https://www.patreon.com/shaakirawhite Shop Carefree Merch: https://bit.ly/2KRnaXY Follow the Instagram: https://bi
Raise your hand if you felt personally victimized by 2020? 🙋🏽‍♀️ Well, the good news is that you weren't the only one. As we begin the new year, I know this is a popular time for goal setting, but I wanted to give you 21 lessons to carry with
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