Write Like a Girl

I Teach Like a Girl, Too

I have a coffee mug that reads “Teacher by day, Blogger by night” and that’s a pretty accurate description of who I am and what I do.

How to Write Like a Girl

This summer I declared on my personal blog that I had forgotten how to write like a girl.

Blogging: A Love Story

In 2008, I fell in love. But this isn’t your typical “girl meets boy” kind of story. This is a tale of “girl meets blog.”

Be a (Confident) Lady

The world needs to see you love yourself. When the people around you see you love your body regardless of its shape or size, love your face without makeup, love your hair no matter how frizzy it is, you inspire them to love themselves unconditionally, too.

Proud to Be a Southern Fried Feminist

For years I’ve viewed my feminist fervor and my Southern pride as two opposing forces struggling to peacefully coexist. But I had it all wrong.

The Art of Doing It All

“You can do it all; you’re Superwoman,” she said with a sparkle in her eye and not a hint of sarcasm in her voice.

This is For My Ladies

In honor of B-Metro’s annual women’s issue, I have decided to salute 10 Birmingham women who changed my life.

Power Suit

When I found out that I had been selected as one of the Birmingham Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2015, the first thought that came to mind was, “Crap! I have nothing to wear for the photo shoot!”

How to Be America’s Next Top Role Model

Whenever I read or hear about a celebrity who says he or she doesn’t want to be a role model, I strain my eye-rolling muscles. “You are a role model whether you like or not!” I yell at the TV screen before me or the magazine in my hands.

A Letter From My Younger Self

Dear Javacia, I’m writing to you today with one simple piece of advice: Never stop being a girl.

My Feminist New Year’s Resolutions

I love New Year’s resolutions and you can be sure my resolutions are always girl-power fueled. Here are my feminist resolutions for 2015.