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Women on the Rise: Mothers Edition

Nia Wood (@niamichelle_) Nia Wood is a mother of one, founder, and fashion designer of Nia Michelle. She started Nia Michelle in March of 2019 with the goal of encouraging women to feel confident through fashion, by offering clothes that are unique and made just for them. Since starting, she has launched a total of […]

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Women on The Rise: Women’s Month Edition

As we all know, the month of March has been such a rollercoaster. With everything going on, Women’s month wasn’t really celebrated in its full capacity. To honor the month, and end it in the right way, we had to bring back fan favorite….Women on The Rise. It has been such a long time, but […]

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The Ayaba Manifesto

Whenever you hear succesful people speak on their journey to success, they always mention the “power of manifestation“. Motivational speaker, Wayne Dyer said “within all of us is the divine capacity to manifest and attract all that we need and desire“. This means you can literally accomplish whatever you want through the power of manifestation. […]

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International Women’s Day: Celebration of Women

Happy International Women’s Day to all the Ayabas all over! Today, we celebrate you along with all the amazing women across the world! IWD is a global day that celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of all women. It is also about unity of women, celebration of women, reflection of how far women […]

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Valentine’s Day Must Haves: Couples’ Edition

As we allllll know, Valentine’s day is around the corner. V-day is a day where love is the focus, and honestly it’s one of our fave holidays! That’s because………well come on, who doesn’t love, LOVE?! This day often involves a very special date night, and we want to help you get right! We are bringing […]

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Go Big!

Happy New Year! I know its a bit late, but better late than never, right?! Haha, although I am late, I always say everything happens in God’s time, so I’m not even tripping. But heyyyyyy guys! I’ve missed you all and I’m so happy to be back. I took some time away, but it was […]

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Men on The Rise: DMV Edition Part 2

By now, you all should know that DMV breeds excellence. We know the women are a force to be reckoned with, and the men are a different breed. I had to come back and get in one last post before I end this series. These posts can’t even begin to capture the talent that resides […]

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Men on the Rise: DMV Edition

By now, y’all should know, DMV is the place to be! For the past few blogs I have been highlighting amazing women in the DM, but I wanted to switch things up and appreciate our men. Men that are from (or reside) in the DMV are different from the men everywhere else. They are truly […]

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Women on the Rise: DMV Edition Pt. 2

As I have mentioned before, the DMV is the place to be. It is an area where black professional millennials reside, and thrive. Not only are the men doing their thing, but the women who are sure changing the game. In part 1, I highlighted some amazing, and phenomenal women. There were so many great […]

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Women on the Rise: DMV Edition

The D.M.V. (For those who don’t know is an acronym that represents D.C., Maryland, and Virginia) is such a beautiful and diverse place. Originally, I did not appreciate this place, but we thank God I had a change of heart. In all of the United States, you’ll never find another area like it. From the […]

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Before You Give Up

Whewwwwwwww! Sisters, it has been a whileeee. I missed blogging and of course I missed you guys! Needless to say…I’m back, and for good this time! These past few months have tested me in every way possible. I can honestly say 2019 just might be the top 5 worst years of my life…so far (because […]

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Be The Light

It has been a little over a month (or two lol) since I have posted. Thats due to personal challenges, fear, and a bunch of other things we can get into a little later. What got me out of my “hiatus” was a message I felt people should hear. When this idea came to write […]

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Lately

Usually, I’ll come up with some catchy name and a cute graphic, but this time I just wanted to be raw and transparent about how I’ve been feeling lately with life and about my journey.  Lately, I’ve been going through a whirlwind of things. Life has really been coming at me and its like PAUSE………….what […]

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Valentine’s Day: Single Edition

As we all know, February 14th is that divine day of love. It is a day where you shower your significant other (or loved one)  with undeniable love and affection. It is a day full of I love you exchanges, bae probates, roses, and just a general outpour of love for that special person. Now, […]

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Purpose

Does anyone know the story of Esther? No, not my story, haha. The story of Queen Esther in the bible! If not, thats cool because you’ll get a cliff notes version today! If you are a non-believer, do not let this discourage you, keep reading! I promise you will still learn from this. It’ll resonate […]

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2019: On Your Mark. Get Set. Goals!

First and foremost, Happy New Year to all my Ayabas and Obas (Kings..the few of you that do read, haha). I hope the first couple of days into the new year have been nothing but blessed. Really quickly, I want to take the time to acknowledge and thank each and everyone of you for the […]

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The Self Series: Self Discovery

  The journey to self-discovery is not a short one. It is on-going because throughout life we are evolving. The person you were last year isn’t who you are right now. You are always growing and that is the beauty of life. Although you are forever changing and evolving, there is something that stays consistent, […]

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The Self Series: Self Care

  In today’s world, there is so much going on. We are a busy people always on the go.This is really emphasized in the millennial generation. We are a focused group. We’re either getting to the bag, chasing a dream, or building our empire. When we aren’t doing that, we’re taking care of others, paying […]

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The Self Series: Self Love

The Self series is a series that encourages the complete healthy development of ones self. Taking care of one’s self isn’t just about bath bombs and facial masks, it’s also about feeding your body, spirit, and soul. This is a series dedicated to working towards the best you. This series will talk about three aspects […]

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Toxic Traits Pt. 2: Identifying traits in others

While it is important to identify toxic traits within yourself, it is just as important for you to see if those traits are within those around you. Dealing with people that are toxic is draining and dangerous and honestly it can cause you to pick up on a few unhealthy traits yourself. In addition to […]

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Toxic Traits: Identifying them within yourself

When people talk about toxic traits it is often related to relationships, but no one ever discusses those that dwell within yourself. One of the hardest things to do in life is to be completely honest with yourself. To completely read yourself for fillthhhhh. A lot of times we blame other people for things, but […]

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Forgiveness

If I were to sit here and tell you all that forgiving those who hurt you is pretty easy, I’d be telling you the biggest lie. Forgiving is one of the most difficult things to do, but it is also one of the most important. When you make that decision not to forgive, you take […]

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How To Be A Girl Boss

For this blog post I wanted to do something different. I’m very big on supporting other women and collaborating sooooo….I wanted this post to embody both of those things. Lately, I have had  this “Boss Up” mentality and I decided that I wanted to do a post on it, but I wanted to bring in […]

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Know Your Worth

I can honestly say the journey to knowing my own worth has been an extremely difficult one. I did not always value the person I saw in the mirror, nor did I see her as worthy. I had low self esteem which played the biggest role in me not seeing my worth. It allowed me […]

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In Transition

The theme of my year thus far has been all about transition/change. For me the two go hand in hand. Transition is a process of changing from one state or condition to another. Right now it is very evident that God is doing just that to me. God has taken me through many transitions and […]

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God’s Plan

  Lately, a lot of things in my life have not been going according to my plan. I had planned to graduate, go immediately into my masters program, and jump start my road to medical school. This obviously has not happened. A lot of the things I planned for myself and my life haven’t always […]

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What I learned during Lent.

What I Learned During Lent Lent is known as a season where most people use this time to repent, fast, and evaluate. It’s used as a time for self-examination and self-reflection. Lent lasts for forty days (excluding Sundays) which represents the forty days Jesus spent in the wilderness. The season starts on Ash Wednesday and […]

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