All About Love and Loss: Grief in My Black Experience Part III

“to be loving is to be open to grief. to be touched by sorrow, even sorrow that is unending. we need not contain grief when we use it as a means to intensify our love for the dead and dying, for those who remain alive.” ― bell hooks, all about love The scariest thing about falling in love for me has been dealing with the harsh reality that at its’ core love will always result in loss. Our existence is fragile. Every day we leave the house we risk never…

May the stars align in your favor! December’s Astrological Insight – For All Zodiac Signs

Hey! Hey! BWNC Collective! This is your Intuitive Life Coach, Medium and Astrologer Diamond Rodgers. I have been an Intuitive reader for almost 7 years now, along with a host of other titles but stepping into a more connected Spiritual business/practice wasn’t necessarily on my to-do list. The Universe apparently had some extra plans for me that I didn’t know about till I was almost 30 years old. Everyone has an “inner knowing” or what we like to call “that little voice inside our heads”. We’ve all known not to…

How To Honor the Memory of Our Loved Ones: Grief In My Black Experience Part II

My mother and I were sitting in the living room on a sunny Saturday afternoon watching television and gossiping… I mean, chit-chatting like we always do. It was one of those days, so more than likely we were reminiscing on some moment or memory that my mother had of my late father who had been gone from this world about six months at that time. I do not remember it as a sad moment, but I do recall my mother mentioning that she had not received any messages from the…

Wrongful Conviction Day: Two Years after responding to a Young Man’s Plea on Twitter, we are On the Verge of A Breakthrough in His Father’s Wrongful Conviction.

I learned that today is Wrongful Conviction Day. #WrongfulConvictionDay. This is a topic of great significance to me. 2 years ago a young man here on Twitter @jefewill_ who I didn’t know before that day Tweeted about an experience at a Prison that compelled him to look into his father’s Case in Virginia. When Will turned 18 he went to visit his father whom he had seen very few times since he was a child because his father had been incarcerated for murder since he was an infant. When Will…

BWNC x LGBTQX+ : “God Don’t Like That Gay Sh*t” by Sarina Lyons

So listen, no introductions, no slow lead in, I just wanna get straight to it. I’m high-key gay, gay af. Black, female, multi-racial, religious fanatic turned spiritualist, blah, blah, blah. Yes I’ve had boyfriends, I half-way planned a wedding to a man, grew up in the church over half my life, been told I just “haven’t met the right man,” all that shit, but still at the end of the day…I’m muh’fuckin gay okay? Back in the day growing up, I even dressed different at home then I did when…