Essie Golden may not be the originator of the body positive and plus size inclusivity movement, but she is a prominent pioneer and style inspiration to many in my generation on today's social media platforms, including leading the #GoldenConfidence Movement.

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Imagine walking out of the doctor's office with a prescription that says, "Pamper yourself one time a week."

I bet you would be just as puzzled if a script was handed to you with directions to love yourself because there are a lot of sources instructing you to do so but few and far in-between telling you exactly how.

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Last May, I took a trip to Cancun with a few friends, some old and some new, where every morning I was awakened by my roommate around 7 am, talking loudly on the phone.

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Pets are so cute, cuddly, fun, and a handful at times as most owners can sternly repeat, "Come here! What's that in your mouth? Get off of that! Not again," in their sleep.

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With Will Packer being the man behind so many of our favorite romantic comedies like Girls Trip, About Last Night, What Men Want, and many more, it's hard not to wonder how he is so in tune with concepts that women love. Perhaps his secret sauce is being a great listener and valuing the input of women. Madame Noire got the chance to speak to this mega-producer and his wife, Heather Packer, to figure out firsthand what he thinks men truly want, and what the couple learned from each other during their relationship.

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The holiday of love, Valentine's Day, brings a range of emotions to many as it is marketed as a time where couples bask in their love for one another through romantic gestures and elaborate gifts. God is good all the time, and as I am fully embracing my season of singleness as a gift instead of some forsaken curse, my perception of love has shifted. More often than not, I am exposed to how much I need the love that, in the past, I'd so desperately been trying to give to everyone else. I often find myself wondering what the exact meaning of love is, reflecting on the times that the words "I love you" were like a magical spell that enabled me to accept less than what I deserved and to also act in unloving ways towards others.

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