In LOVE with my new Organic Makeup Remover regimen

In LOVE with my new Organic Makeup Remover regimen

A few weeks ago I removed my makeup using coconut oil and cotton balls after running out of my Neutrogena Makeup Wipes.  Intrigued I flipped the package over and was a bit deterred.  Never again will I waste money on makeup remover wipes full of ingredients I can’t even pronounce. I shared this status and […]

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My life as a special needs mom

My life as a special needs mom

Hey y’all!  Carmen here, sharing a very intimate part of myself as a result of recently having received the absolute sweetest private message from a woman thanking me for sharing my story with this networks beautiful Brown Skin Women (on the websites about page here).  This munchkin is my little big lady Miss Sania who […]

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Love found me after I found myself

Love found me after I found myself

A couple years ago (with my therapists support) I made a list of all the qualities I absolutely would not accept or tolerate in my next relationship, as well as absolute must have qualities. Cheating, lying, manipulation, verbal abuse in place of genuine love, support, honesty and emotional stability.  You’re probably thinking “wel...

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Life is too short to always be at war with yourself 

Life is too short to always be at war with yourself 

I have become a better, gentler version of myself.  In no particular order as a result of… Losing my dad without getting to tell him I love him one last time.  Ending a life-changing relationship with a verbally abusive man-boy.  My daughters health deteriorating.  Leaving a job who’s political structure I didn’...

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30 day water detox challenge

30 day water detox challenge

A few weeks ago I shared part one of My Not So Great Relationship with Water.  In short, it’s one area I have always struggled with prioritizing.  Knowing the significance of regular water intake but choosing to ignore it.  While in the Bahamas a month ago, I realized I was thirsty for water (not the […]

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Life as a pescatarian (meat with no feet diet)

Life as a pescatarian (meat with no feet diet)

About five years ago I adopted a meat with no feet diet.  For those of you who don’t know what that is…I’m a pescatarian.  I haven’t eaten meat in five years.   Yes.  Black girl pescatarian here, and I’m proud. First, I have to address the shock I get from my own people (black people) […]

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Design Your Life

Design Your Life

Listen or read this post: Greetings!  Carmen Veal here.  Founder of Brown Skin Women and Creator of the Design Your Life Guide. I am excited to finally make time to create this guide to connect with women beyond my home state.  So that you  can also design your life and live the life you imagine. […]

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Anxiety, depression and owning your truth

Anxiety, depression and owning your truth

I am an advocate for owning my truth. I’ve suffered from anxiety and depression. I’ve lived in darkness. Isolating myself and my child from the outside world.  Everyone thinking I was super busy and focused.  I was…just not with work and goal digging. Then came the misery loves company party. Forcing my darkness onto oth...

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