Tiffanie Woods is a freelance writer, editor, and social media community manager. She manages the self care community Aloebud @aloebud. Connect with Tiffanie on Twitter @tiffromthe6.
Releasing Trauma Through Movement, Breathing, and Journaling in the Black Community — AmericaHates.US
Breathing comes naturally to us until it doesn't. This could be a little bit of anxiety talking, but unless you have a breathing problem, you don't think about the "how." That is until you do, and then it's all you can think about. The same goes for moving. We don't think about "how" we walk or sit, just that we do it. What has become abundantly clear in the pandemic is that people with disabilities have been long utilizing many of the newly popular health and wellness trends. Meditation has regularly been lauded for its calming and stress reducing properties but its internal healing benefits
For years, fans have looked to their musical idols to help get through their hardest times. Read how Frank Ocean’s masterpiece, Blonde, helped soothe a writer suffering from anxiety during a harrowing flight.
Is this just a fad, or will a weighted blanket relieve the recurring sense of doom that plagues my sleep? I wondered as I revisited the 10 open Amazon tabs before me. Each displayed a variety of weighted blankets; I’d had them open for weeks. Perusing the different weights and color options, ranging in cost from $90 to $115, I wondered just how I got there.
A prominent organizer of anti-police brutality protests in Ferguson and beyond, Brittany Packett tells Broadly that the future of activism is correcting "everything that stands in the way of love."
Wondering if you should be using Instagram collections?
Even though the feature hasn’t received as much hype as say, Instagram Stories, it’s definitely one of the more useful tools out there!
Whether you want to collect user-generated content or keep an eye on your competitors, Instagram collections can help you keep track of the posts you want to remember.
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Editor’s note: This is Part II of a two-part series about EP Alumna Paris Woods. In Part I, we dove into her unique education experiences and how they shaped her career path. (The author, Tiffanie Woods, is not related to Paris Woods.)
Paris Woods is just getting started.
As a low-income student attending St. Louis public schools, Paris overcame steep odds to succeed. And along the way, she grew more and more determined to change the system for other kids like her.
Editor’s note: This is Part I of a two-part series about EP Alumna Paris Woods. In Part I, we dive into her unique educational experience and how it shaped her career path. Next week, we’ll share Part II of Paris’ story and her work to transform opportunities and outcomes for students from low-income families. (The author, Tiffanie Woods, is not related to Paris Woods.)
Since the ripe old age of thirteen, I have been dealing with the hell of period cramps. For the last 10+ years, I have tried about anything to help my period cramps.
Hot bath? Tried it. Exercise? Unfortunately. Too much ibuprofen? On the regular.
I still remember one of my first periods. I couldn’t take the pain anymore and collapsed in the bathroom stall in tears. My body huddled into a ball, waiting for the pain to overcome me.
Luckily for me, I had some pretty great friends and teachers wh...
The Kardashian-Jenners will keep stealing from Black women because they are never held accountable for their actions.
Khloe Kardashian and Kylie Jenner are officially cancelled. The Kardashian-Jenner clan are no strangers to being accused of cultural appropriation or stealing from Black culture, but they have gone the extra mile with their latest ventures. Both have been accused of stealing ideas and copying from independent Black-owned companies with their newest brand drops. They have clear...
The summer before my freshman year of college my mom took me to my doctor to get on birth control.
I was almost 17 but still seeing a pediatrician because my mother was and still is in denial about the fact that I’m a sexual being. She never discussed sex with me, or ever acknowledged that I should go to the gynecologist.
For her, getting me on birth control was more of the natural next step, not a precaution against pregnancy.
I’ll never forget when my doctor asked my mom to step out of the ...
Transitioning to natural hair is a tough process, but one that can be drastically improved if you seek out the advice of knowledgable women. For me, those women were a handful of natural- and curly-haired influencers on YouTube and Instagram. While each of their go-to products, accessories, and tips vary, it's safe to say that they've all collectively changed my life. READ MORE
When it comes to who Rachel Lindsay will choose in the end, it shouldn’t be about race. It should be about who she loves and has built a solid foundation with.
By TIFFANIE WOODS
Dating as a black woman is hard. Dating as the first black Bachelorette on national TV is down right terrifying. That’s the reality Rachel Lindsay was forced to face once she accepted the title after being eliminated from last year’s The Bachelor. Now with only 3 men left, Rachel, often only referred to as the first b...
Three weeks after graduating college, I packed up my life and moved to Boston for my first job. I lived with three of my best friends and sorority sisters, and to this day, it's still the best living arrangement that I've ever had.
Unfortunately, it was short-lived.
Walking into a bar and being treated like a piece of meat shouldn't be what I expect when I go out. But I do.