Watch This Plus Size Model Uplift Listeners Through Poetry During Rehearsal For FFFWeek

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What happens backstage, stays backstage.  During a rehearsal session for this year’s Full Figured Fashion Week, several models broke into an improvisational performance of singing and spoken word. In the following clip Poet Miss Pinky will make you say ‘Preach’ as she shares the realities of being a plus sized woman. Make sure you pay attention from 1:49 […]

Poetry Corner: “I Wish”

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I wish I was thin with a big white grin, Teeth all straight with a flawless face No freckles, no spots maybe just a cute mole Like Cindy Crawford or Marylin Monroe I wish I was blessed with ample breasts, Small waist, curvy hips and a butt that won’t quit I wish my hair was […]

Reconnect with Family

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On Tuesday funeral services for my uncle Raymond began. He was the kind of person that never held back and was always straight up about his feelings. He was a U.S. Marine, loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, son and uncle and will be greatly missed. When I was growing up, he was the true example […]

Am I Like My Pocketbook?

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Am I Like My Pocketbook? So many things crammed inside, some things hard to find, others to my embarrassment exposed right on top….I’m embarrassed to even look inside around others… Am I like my bag – my bag which holds receipts, shoes a bus pass, money, change, lipgloss, eyeliner, a bible, pens, a notebook, tissues […]

Ode to an “Imperfect” Female Body

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By: Julia Kyong Allen The supple flesh of femininity Is full of pound and meat defined In rounded stalks, my form that is enshrined More fertile offerings, divinity For hourglass found sexuality Not sapling shoots of slender greens declined To skeletons of females left confined With non-developed anonymity I’m not that graceful twig in winter […]

MY CURVES

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MY CURVES I can’t be like no one else, I can only be me. Though I have people that I love and admire, I have to embrace what makes me unique. Tempted to become the cookie-cutter ideal of what society labels attractive in a woman in form and in presence…but no, I decline. I am […]

Youth of Tomorrow

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Written By: Anthony Lewis My heart was filled with sorrow when I was shown a vision of our youth tomorrow. Then I was led to say with tears in my eyes, what can I do, what must I do? Cause my prayers went up like gas prices but every situation reminds me of the book […]

Fall

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Fall down on me today and wipe my tears away Shine on me with you marvelous sun rays I have a new mind state and no longer in this rut will I remain. For there is a new season to come and the new journey in my life begins today. So I am going to […]

Prison

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staring at these four walls got me going crazy cause i cant get him off my mind battling emotions, battling rational with the irrational feenin for truth like it’s reality stronger than 150 proof itchin for love like its my dreams habit at night, during the day got my eyes wide shut praying for serenity […]

So Able

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He’s able to make me more than I ever thought I could be. So long as I keep my mind focused on Him and place Him first in my life then I have the victory. For seasons come and seasons go and it is through these seasons, in which we learn and grow. I look […]

A Tree Stands

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Winter summer spring and fall There is a tree that stands tall Outstretched limbs to the heavens Branches curved and some even bends But it stands firm through every season Good Godly roots can be the only reason Ghe winds of fall the rains of spring Gut in the end good fruit it brings The […]

A Venus Diva

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What started out as simply a poem to be placed in our Poetry section, ended up being an ode to sisterhood. Limarie, our Poetry/Empowerment Editor fills our pages with poetry and inspiration each and every month and this poem is no different. What is different about this one is the way that it captures the […]