Women of Color, Natural Hair, Black Girl Magic….What’s it all about?

We welcome our guest Daisy Mack this week Natural Hair My name is Daisy Mack and I am a natural hair stylist. I own a salon called Peezyheadz. The name itself is a throwback to a time when the kinky, nappy textured hair at the nape of the neck was referred to as “peasy” or … Read more

Women and Career Advancement

Common Career Related Concerns I am often in conversations with women about their careers. These conversations include but are not limited to the following: Needing to address a problem with a colleague or superior and feeling uncomfortable. The desire to leave a position, but facing barriers of one’s own design (discomfort with change). Wanting to … Read more

A Seat at the Table

#Youvebeeninthebackgroundmuchtoolong Recently I’ve been using the #hashtag “you’ve been in the background much too long.“ I don’t know how many people recognize this as a song lyric. There is a song called “Black Pearl” by a woman MC/Rapper named Yo-Yo. It was released the year I graduated from high school -1992. Until recently, I did … Read more

The Audacity of Privilege

The Messengers Today I had an exchange with a black woman who is a fellow counselor. In our dialogue she made a statement aligned with a very privileged perspective. My initial reaction was shock. But then when I considered the limited information I had about this fellow counselor and her apparent limited information about me, … Read more