In the essential black feminist text, Sisters of the Yam, bell hooks writes, “The art of practicing love begins with our capacity to recognize and affirm ourselves.” Before you engage in a LDR, take time to engage in self-assessment. Ask yourself, “Do I love me? Do I affirm me?” You must have the capacity to love yourself and trust yourself..
Self-Proclaimed (S-P) features Black, queer women of all ages who have declared her capabilities and strengths, and embarked on a journey guided by her passions, talents, and aspirations. Self-proclaimed women don’t wait for legal authorities to grant their title or status. She sets her terms and presses forward without the endorsement of others...