Archive for the ‘Health and Well-Being’ Category

#TWiBad #30| You Study What? Guest @DrChauntelle

What Does All This Porn Mean?   We discuss the orgasm-inducing implant, the HIV-prevention drug, Truvada, and spend some time with Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals to discuss the current state of the porn industry and its place in society. Listen here

For Black Women, Enjoying Sex is a Revolutionary Act of Resistance

Last year, I saw the Academy Award-winning movie by director Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave, based on the true story of Solomon Northup, a free Black man kidnapped and sold into slavery in the mid-19th century. The movie presents the most honest, albeit heartbreaking, portrayals of American slavery that we’ve ever seen on film, and […]

Giving Enthusiastic Consent To Sex Is a Must!

There has been quite a bit of discussion recently about the idea of “enthusiastic consent” as it relates to engaging in sexual activity, and honestly, it’s about time. In recent years, we’ve witnessed a surge in discussions about sexual assault and debates about whether or not no really means no. Congressmen have questioned the legitimacy of “rape,” and […]

Wondering What Life Is Like After #WLS?

I’m starting a new series on BlogHer about living life after having Weight Loss Surgery. Hope you check it out In June 2011, I had weight loss surgery to aid in my journey towards losing half of my body weight. Having peaked at 406lbs in college (maybe more, but that was the last recorded weight […]

In The Studio @huffpostlive

Heyyyyy I was very excited to be invited to join the team at HuffPost Live for their round-up of women in the news. I’ve been on the hangouts a few times and have been embraced as a member of the community. This time, I was asked to come into the studio and I was honored. […]

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