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Why Some Young, Black Women Feel Like They Can No Longer Afford Motherhood

Growing up, Gemma* from London envisioned that she’d have hit several milestones by the age of 30, including owning an apartment and having a child. However, the company she works for recently issued massive pay cuts to their employees, forcing her to make do with almost half of what she was previously earning. Amidst a drastic increase in the cost of living that has seen many people struggle to pay essential bills, motherhood now seems like a far-fetched dream for Gemma.

“I’m pretty much livin

No, a ‘Delusionship’ Won’t Always Have a Fairy-Tale Ending—Here’s How To Escape the Fantasy When It’s Gone Too Far

The supportive idea behind being delulu is that being able to envision the positive future of your dreams (however big those dreams may be) is the first and necessary step to making that future your reality. It’s the same general concept behind manifestation or intention-setting: You have to make clear to the universe what it is that you want in order for that thing to eventually happen. On TikTok, one user claims that being delulu took her from being homeless to owning a seven-figure business.

7 supportive tips for managing the birthday blues

It should be a time for celebration, but sometimes our birthday triggers difficult feelings. Here, we explore how to cope with the annual event

For most people, birthdays are a fun and happy time to celebrate with friends and family. After all, they only happen once a year. However, birthdays can sometimes be accompanied by feelings of disinterest, depression, and sadness on, or in the days leading to, your birthday – AKA the birthday blues.

But, why does this happen? “The expectation to feel

Why We’re Choosing To Raise Our Children Away From Religion

As a Shamanic healer who practices meditation and energy healing, Denise Damijo describes herself as a ‘seer’ and ‘activator’ who can see things about people that they don’t even know about themselves, including their natural gifts and ancestral bloodlines. Her journey with Shamanism – the belief in unseen gods and ancestral spirits – began when she was still a child.

Damijo was raised in a Christian household but began to have spiritual visions as she was growing up. Most of the visions she sa
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