Clarissa Ann Thompson

Freelance Writer and Self-Published Author

United States

child of God. self published poet. carolina raised with new york tendencies. dessert enthusiast. 🇯🇲| psalm 62:5-6 | email: [email protected]

Finding the Courage to Create - #blkcreatives

Creating is a vulnerable task to fulfill and it takes immense courage. As creatives, we can often talk ourselves out of pursuing a project because we are afraid to be vulnerable or afraid others will not receive our work with open arms.

Gabrielle Union Is Giving Black Women Hope

With the arrival of Thanksgiving, married and childless Black women all over prepare to be asked the question: When are you going to have kids? (usually asked by ignorant and rude people). It is difficult being asked such an insensitive question and finding the appropriate response, especially for women who are trying to conceive but are struggling with infertility.

How to Survive College as a Full-Time Adult

I am 25-years-old, I work 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and I am still pursuing my Bachelor's degree via online courses in eight-week increments. It can all be so overwhelmingly difficult, but I am determined to get this education, okay?! Though at times quitting seems like a viable option, getting through college while full-time "adulting" is possible.

How to Focus on Yourself Without Feeling Selfish

Every new season presents new challenges. But there comes a time in every woman's life when she needs to refocus her attention on what truly matters to her. What are those desires you've tucked away in your heart? What is stopping you from pursuing them? Withholding yourself from your dreams is detrimental to your wellbeing.

5 Ways to Eliminate Stress

Stress is a never-ending epidemic. Our lives can induce stress in so many different forms. So how do we cope with stress? How do we find and maintain our peace? Here are some stress relieving tips that will ensure your sanity: If you are tense or feeling uptight, the best remedy is a hot bubble bath.

Why It's Essential to Embrace Your Hair Journey

Being natural has its perks, but it's definitely not easy. Can I get an amen?! My hair journey has been nothing short of strenuous. When I was in elementary school, I would rock cute braids with barrettes and sometimes beads.