This Week’s Links (1/26/2015 – 1/30/2015)

Here’s some of what I read and bookmarked from brown girl bloggers around the Web…

Define Me: In this heartfelt post, Nadine writes directly to women of color, pleading with us to “break down the walls of prejudice and rebuild a garden of understanding, acceptance, and empowerment.” Read the post >>>

Yolo Is Cool and All, But I Need to Get It Together: In this post, Parys talks about her desire to take charge of her life, specifically her finances. Though keenly aware that you only live once (YOLO!), she wants to improve her life by making more financially sound investments in her future, which will mean spending less at Target. Read the post >>>

I’m Not Waiting to Be Happy: In this post, Candice makes the case for why we shouldn’t put our personal happiness on hold. Read the post >>>

Untitled (How Does It Feel)…To Be Featured: In this post, Shanti shares four things you should do after your work has been featured on another blog. I think tips #2 and #4 are especially crucial. Read the post >>>

What to Wear to a Winter Wedding: Attending a wedding this winter? Well, Antoinette’s created a few collages of stylish ensembles you should check out if you’re in need of outfit ideas. If I had to choose, I’d say the first one is more my style. Read the post >>>

3 Cool Ways I Recharge and Focus When I’m Feeling Unmotivated: And here’s another one by Amber Janae! In this post, she shares three things she does to refuel after losing focus and feeling unmotivated. Read the post >>>

Chipotle Gouda Burger (Recipe): In this video tutorial, Amanda shows us how to make scrumptious chipotle gouda burgers. Oh, and a salad! Watch the video >>>

Producing Substance in a World That Binges on Bullsh*t: As if the title isn’t already a dead giveaway, in her latest essay, Tyece explains why she’s choosing her “truth over current trends, complexity over simplicity and substance over the bullsh*t.” If you’re a blogger who sometimes feels pressured to throw up pointless listicles in lieu of more meaningful content, this is a must-read. Read the post >>>

‘Light Girls’: The Ugly, The Bad, and The Good: In this three-part series, Mary dissects Bill Dukes’ latest documentary “Light Girls.” She begins by discussing the “ugly,” messier parts of the film and saves the good for last. Start reading the series >>>

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