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Resilience

Resilience

When my mom suffered a stroke at the age of 25 I was only 2. I honestly do not have any memories of her without it. One thing I say about my mom is she is resilient. Her stroke left her paralyzed on the left side of her body yet she still drove, cooked our family traditional Trinidadian food (not a quick process), ironed our clothes and walked very fast without her cane (especially when coming after us for something we did wrong). Seeing my moms determination really didn’t give me a choice but to develop the same character. She had no excuses and neither do I. I give thanks for my mom for showing me true strength.

A Young Man’s Perspective on Beauty

Alyscia Cunningham

What do young men truly think about women and beauty? Do they see it the same way we do as women?

For this blog I interviewed Richard “R Milli” Myaing, founder of Menace 2 Society, LLC, an up and coming record label, promotion and marketing company and clothing line. I wanted to get his perspective on what is beautiful when it comes to women.

Before speaking with R Milli, I thought about the numerous times I’ve gone to public restroom at a nightclub, restaurant or event (especially a night club) only to find woman taking time to “powder” or “fix” their faces before returning to the room. All while staring right in front the mirror of course. Can I just wash my hands (I think to myself)?

I honestly don’t comprehend the reasoning behind fixations–literally. Don’t you return to the dance floor only to sweat again? The thought of…

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Alyscia Cunningham – It’s A Woman’s World TV

If you missed my interview on MMC TV with Carolyn Bruna, host of It’s A Woman’s World, you can now view it on my YouTube page. This was my first television interview. I appreciate Carolyn for allowing me the opportunity. Don’t forget to give me your feedback. Thanks for viewing!

Let your Light Shine Through: Celebrate Your Natural Beauty

Image from Feminine Transitions
Image from Feminine Transitions

As young as I can remember, my father always made it a point to tell me I was beautiful, just as I am. He was completely against me altering my hair from its natural state and wearing make-up as a necessity.

Despite my dad’s positive reinforcement, I went through a period of not feeling very beautiful. I was at the beginning stages of puberty and it wasn’t an easy time period. Besides that, when I looked in magazines and viewed TV the “pretty girls” didn’t look anything like me.

After a few years I grew to see the beauty that my father embedded in my head. And although I did perm my hair as a pre-teen, 5 years later I cut it off and went back my natural.

Hearing such positive reinforcement from the first man in my life, prepared me for what I believe would have most likely destroyed me. Society.

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