Why I Choose To Be A Spicie Woman

Why I Choose To Be A Spicie Woman

By Anise Smith I will start by saying that I never used to consider myself a feminist, only a black woman trying to make her way in a tough world. What made me focus on the ideology of feminism is that I am both a woman and black, which is twice as hard as being […]

Women In Music: Badass Female Drummers

Women In Music: Badass Female Drummers

By Anise Smith I am a huge fan of music of all genres, old school R&B, classic rock, alternative and more. If it’s good music, I love it! I grew up in an era when music was changing and a lot was changing in my life. I was raised in a tougher part of Philadelphia […]

The War on Bullying Starts With Bullying Adults That Spawned Bullying Children

The War on Bullying Starts With Bullying Adults That Spawned Bullying Children

By Anise Smith I read a post today about bullying and how SCHOOLS need to do a better job with addressing this issue and come up with different strategies because the strategies that are now in place are not working. Oh wow, really? Well imagine that? It’s not working because we are on the wrong […]

Safety: Are You Being Careful Enough?

Safety: Are You Being Careful Enough?

By Anise Smith I live in a big city and although it’s a big city, I can honestly say that I’ve never really felt unsafe. Even when growing up in a neighborhood that was in one of the roughest areas of the city, I still never felt as if I was unsafe. I think this […]

Total Acceptance: We Are Not Perfect And That Is Okay!

Total Acceptance: We Are Not Perfect And That Is Okay!

By Anise Smith I’ve occasionally written about finding true happiness and coming to terms with changes you may have to make in order to find that within yourself.  This can be especially hard for women because we see so many images of what would be considered true beauty by the media.  Additionally, as women, we […]

Making Peace With The Removal Of Toxic People From Your Life

Making Peace With The Removal Of Toxic People From Your Life

By Anise Smith As children we have allegiance to our friends and family, sometimes blindly so. This is not a bad thing because as children we tend to be very trusting of all because in most circumstances there’s not a reason to feel differently. If we are lucky we can hold on to a little […]

You Don’t Have To Whisper, We Do Know That We’re Black

You Don’t Have To Whisper, We Do Know That We’re Black

By Anise Smith I am all on board with political correctness. It is greatly needed in some situations and it really does serve a purpose.  It put in place a barrier for those that deemed it okay to just open their trap at will and let all kinds of nonsense escape. We would never want […]

Traditional Gender Roles And WHY I Will Probably NEVER Get Married

Traditional Gender Roles And WHY I Will Probably NEVER Get Married

By Anise Smith I was raised by my father and paternal grandmother since I was three months old so I started my journey in this world in a very non-traditional manner and have not ventured into the traditional at any point in my life.  I have no plans to change the path of my journey […]

I Would Love To Fight For Your Cause But I’m Busy Trying To Keep My Son Alive

I Would Love To Fight For Your Cause But I’m Busy Trying To Keep My Son Alive

By Anise Smith I am very in tuned to what’s going on in the world. I know that there are animals that need to be saved, causes to promote, injustices to fight against and environments to be saved. As a human being, I have a vested interest in ALL of these things. I would love […]

13 Things That Will Make A Happier YOU In 2013

13 Things That Will Make A Happier YOU In 2013

By Anise Smith I find that life is a constant growing and evolving process, you can either guide the evolution by controlling your own destiny or have your destiny decided for you.  The latter is a sure path to unhappiness.   As women, we tend to spend so much time being the caregivers that we […]