Self Appreciation

It’s time we show ourselves some appreciation because if we don’t value ourselves, who will? You should know that this world wouldn’t be the same without you. You bring creativity and your place on earth can’t be copied. You’re one of a kind. There’s a reason why so many people love you… because hello, you’re […]

“Be A Rose,”

When I was younger, I wanted to be anybody but myself. I was under the impression that I was weird and basically didn’t fit in anywhere. I had a couple of friends, but I still felt like a loner. Do I feel that way now? Hell no. So how did I get past this? I […]

“14 Year Old Me,”

I wish I could tell 14 year old me how our confidence would rise as we got older. I wish I could tell 14 year old me that we weren’t overweight. We just had a lot more growing to do. I wish I could tell 14 year old me that our writings would be in […]

“Cheap Thrills,”

I honestly enjoy thrift shopping! I don’t get a chance to go often, but when I do, I go with my sister and we’re always inside the store for HOURS. Every since I was little, I’ve never been the type of person to judge others based on what clothes they wore. I was less fortunate and […]

“To Be Or Not To Be,”

Honestly, this quote just popped up in my head a few seconds ago. But now that it’s here, I wonder why people choose when to be themselves. Shouldn’t we be ourselves all the time? Shouldn’t we be proud of who we are? I’ve witnessed people changing their characteristics to adapt to whomever or whatever they’re […]

“I Am, Who I Am,”

I love being Lashaunta Shanese. It took me a while to grow comfortable with who I am, but I wouldn’t trade it in for nothing. I’m soft spoken, but I know how to handle my business. I’m nice, but I’m not a push over. I’m short, but I love my height. I love to write, […]

Verbal Abuse: The Curse of Words

It’s amazing how words can do that, just shred your insides apart. Verbal abuse is just as affective as physical abuse. It seems to get brushed off to the side a lot, becoming the ‘norm’ in relationships between family, spouses, and friends. We tend to see Verbal abuse as just ‘words that causes no type […]