Browsing Category : Words

Travel for One


Dating yourself can be one of the most important things a young woman can do. I have found it to be enlightening and simple. Thinking about it, I’ve had countless special moments alone and I imagine taking a vacation solo would be full of them as well. I have traveled unaccompanied but never vacationed alone. I can only envision how…

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Selfish Me


Somewhere between living and stressing out in the past few months, I unconsciously became very selfish with my time and energy. I began feeling very drained, I have always been the person who shows up to support people I love. But lately I feel people expect me to be there regardless of what I have going on or how I…

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Writing Hair-Story


I hope by now, most of us know of the legendary Madame CJ Walker, if not read this. Well now we can walk into a beauty supply store and find products for black women with any hair type. Unfortunately we don’t own the majority if the products or stores and our money is flowing heavily in this industry.

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Unhealthy Distractions


Most of the day I am in my head, working through plans, ideas, doubts and everything else people have asked me to do. My to do list is a mile and a half and somewhere along the line I become overwhelmed and check out. This is when I find every distraction that is ultimately crippling. Unhealthy Distractions! 

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I’m A Failure


In Her Own Words So I don’t have a great long post today, I just want to have a talk. As I wrote in my about page this is not the first time I started InHerOwn and that is because I get in my own way.

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New Year, Same Friend


Happy New Year!!! Finally the ‘new year, new me’ and ‘who’s staying in my life for the new year’ posts are winding down. Don’t get me wrong, I love the self reflection and realization, but is it just a post for likes?

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Take Flight… But First!


With all the over sharing on social media, people should no longer feel traveling is out of reach.Before it was seemingly reserved for the rich and famous and could only be experienced through traditional media. For me that was not the case,

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