Perception is Reality. Until it Isn’t.

By Dawn Onley Just a few short months ago, the virtual hemisphere was in an uproar over some gaudy looking striped dress. A good majority of people – myself included – got it wrong. We saw white and gold, and were adamant about it too, even after the dress maker revealed the colors were blue…

A Simple Lesson by Jane Elliott

By Samantha McKenzie Charleston. Cleveland. Baltimore. Staten Island. Sanford. McKinney. I’d run out of pages if I attempted to list each and every city in America that has experienced some level of racism and injustice in recent times. Since the fatal shooting of the nine African-American churchgoers in Charleston, S.C., our nation is once again…

Be Curious

By Samantha  McKenzie I grew up hearing the phrase “curiosity killed the cat.” I think this was my parents way of saying being too curious would get me into trouble. They were also good for saying “a child should be seen and not heard.” Reading Curious George books only solidified their case. But I always…

Do You Know These People?

By Dawn Onley Do you know people who bring their own cloud with them wherever they go? It could be 90 degrees and sunny outside, then you see them coming, and you know the storm is sure to follow. And you left your umbrella at home. Do you know people who play the victim with…

Sharing the Joy of Father’s Day as a Single Mother

By Samantha McKenzie This past Sunday, I’m sure I was one of millions who joined in on social sites, wishing fathers – near and far – a happy day filled with love and great memories. In the midst of this personal celebration, I noticed posts from people reminding us that Father’s Day was for dads…

From the Heart

By Samantha McKenzie I am your heart. Many know me as the functional organ that pumps blood throughout the body. Okay, I get that. Others know me as the source of love and emotions. I accept that too. But today, I want a moment to explain who I am, and why I act the way…

It really is that simple: Eat your vegetables

 By Dawn Onley It goes back to grade school, when you tried to hide the peas and carrots under the mound of mashed potatoes, and you wondered why mama had to give you so much to begin with. She’d turnaround from the stove, take one look at your plate, and say: “Eat your vegetables. They’re…

God Bless My Girlfriends

By Samantha McKenzie I’ve always wondered what God had in mind when he allowed women to outnumber men. I always thought this was some cruel joke. A joke that would always help men justify why it was perfectly normal to have seconds, or make women think they had to compete for all the wrong reasons. But…

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WomenWhoHope is an online platform of creative thoughts, ideas and expressions to inspire women to hope for a life unimaginable. We welcome you to our blog and look forward to the kinetic synergy that will be released from this exchange. Hope is not a passive word. To us, it is more like a divine force,…