Individuality: In the Box/Out of the Box

Who are you?  What do you like?  What comes naturally to you? One thing we all know about fashion is that it comes and goes.  Though certain trends may change, one thing that will never go out of style is Individuality. When we think of individuality in the category of …

Things I Wish I Had Known About Sex

I wish I had known… The emotions that come with having sex (e.g., feeling insecure, vulnerable, a need to please, possessive, etc.). That as a female you can’t separate sex from your emotions, even if you think you can. That girls care more about the emotional connection than the actual …

Statistics

STATISTICS: 1 in 4 girls will be sexually abused before she turns 18.  A report of sexual abuse is made every 2 minutes. 90% of abusers are people children know, love or trust.  20% of child sexual abuse victims are under the age of 8. 60% of sexual assaults are …

Silent Cry

Dear Daughter, As I write this letter, tears fill my eyes. I’ve made so many mistakes with my body, my mind, and my heart, all because I did not truly love me.  I don’t know why some people spend their lives struggling to accept who they are, while others are …

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Black Beauty by Lupita Nyong’o

March 5, 2014 Beauty No Comments
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What can we say about Academy Award Winning Actress, Lupita Nyong’o? She is intelligent, beautiful, eloquent, authentic, determined, talented, and so much more.  After listening to the speech that Lupita gave during the 7th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, I was deeply moved by her insight and wisdom.  During her speech, she referenced the “seductiveness of inadequacey.”  WOW!!!  She was spot on.  So many black women and young girls are wooed by thoughts and feelings of inadequacy, as if “how” and “who” God created them to be is not good enough.  Let me, one who has overcome the lies and destructive patterns of self-hate, be the FIRST to testify that GOD NEVER MAKES MISTAKES and HE ALWAYS KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT HE IS DOING.

Please trust and know that there is purpose in EVERY detail of who you are, be it an internal or external characteristic!  She also shared a saying that her mother often told her as a young girl — “You can’t eat beauty.” If that doesn’t speak to you honey, then I don’t know what will!!  What does “You can’t eat beauty” mean… Continue Reading

Beautifully Broken

February 28, 2014 Our Message No Comments
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Excerpted from our friends at Whole Magazine.

There is an ancient Japanese art called Kintsugi, which means “golden joinery” or “to patch with gold”. It is the practice of mending broken pottery by filling in the cracks with a sticky resin that hardens as it dries. The piece is then buffed and the cracks sealed with a lacquer that contains real gold.

Once a piece of pottery has gone through this process, it is more valuable and beautiful than before. Though it was once broken, not fit for use and unable to serve its purpose, the same piece has been transformed into a stunning masterpiece.

Usually in our society, when something is broken, we discard it because we consider it to be useless.

But, when it comes to God, brokenness is beautiful to Him.  Because once something is broken before Him, only then is it ready and prepared for the Master’s use. After being broken, we can then be made whole.

God sometimes allows us to experience and go through things that will cause us to be emptied of every trace of self. Self-righteousness. Self-dependence. Self-Will. Pride. The list goes on.

Anything that points to yourself and not to God is a major hindrance to His plans and purposes for your life. So, in His infinite wisdom, He allows us to go through, what many Christians call “the process”. The process is simply a time of God refining you. It’s God’s way of removing everything that is not like Him and causing us to walk in an absolute place of utter dependence on Him. During the process, God is emptying you of you and filling you with Himself.

And after the process, you are an even more effective instrument in the hand of God, because God used the time of testing, to empty you of [yourself] and fill you with Himself.

Yes, times of testing, which produce brokenness, are not easy. But what God does in our hearts is priceless.

We are sharing this because it is the quintessential reason why Fly-Chicks, Inc. exists.  To show you that even in your brokenness, you have a strength that you can never imagine.

God Bless!

 

Who Will Be The One?

February 10, 2014 Your Stories No Comments
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Who will be the one to…

Stand up to those that try to put you down?

Stand out to those that want the truth?

Speak up for those that can’t speak out for themselves?

Who will be the one to…

Make things right?

Step up to the plate?

Stop the hate?

Who will be the one that has faith?

To build us up…

When we’ve given up. … Continue Reading

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