Women of the Waters

Yorubaland encompasses southwestern Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Taínos are the native peoples of modern day Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Hispaniola. I see myself as a bridge between two worlds: a daughter of Taíno and Yoruba, my very existence a beautiful unification of two peoples forced to endure lives they had not chosen.

How to: Advocate for Yourself

How To: Advocate for Yourself is live on @mataiagency, the agency for change and women’s empowerment! For ex-people pleasers and #recoveringnicegirls like me it can be hard to stand up for what you want. In the article, I outline 7 ‘laws’ that help make it easy for you to build that confidence. 🌙 Law #1: Believe in What You Are Asking For 🌙 Law #2: Step Out of the Victim Mindset 🌙 Law #3: Decide Exactly What You Want — And Go For It 🌙 Law #4: Draw Up a Plan of Action 🌙 Law #5: Seek out Support 🌙 Law #6: Communicate with Clarity 🌙 Law #7: Be Firm and Persistent