There are truly two sides to every story, and the Thanksgiving Day story is no exception. Like in the 1400s and the 1600s, in 2016, our Native American brothers and sisters are suffering a continuing assault on their culture.
About Erika ParsonsErika Parsons is a celebrity ghostwriter and blog columnist for some of the world's biggest names. Her ghostwritten work has generated widely publicized bestselling books for more than a decade.
She is the author of the children’s book, Hoppa’s Big Move, co-author of Locked In and a contributing author of It’s Not All About You, a compilation of essays by socially-conscious writers dedicated to looking into the face of soaring injustice.
Erika draws inspiration from the timeless words of Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill, Alice Walker and her two sons.
Erika studied English and Japanese at Indiana University. When her professional writing career took off in 2003; she embraced it and has not looked back since.
By Erika Parsons| 2016-11-22T12:10:34+00:00 November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Featured Author, Top Stories, Women and Business|Tags: Active Listening, Business Headline, Empathy, Female Leader, ICYMI, Inclusion, Leadership, Negotiation, Power, Skills, Soft, Women Leaders|
I used to believe that in order to be seen as a leader, a woman must be bold and aggressive, always ready to get her point across. I was of the school of thought that said to assert her power, a woman leader must put on a tough exterior to show that she’s mastered the hard skills of business and strategy.
By Erika Parsons| 2016-11-02T12:26:54+00:00 November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Opinion, Style, Top Stories Headline|Tags: Bodies, Culture Headline, Lululemon, Shaming, Women's Apparel, Women's Clothing, Women's Wear, Yoga Pants|
Into the ongoing discussion about what women should be allowed to wear comes the yoga pant. The snug and body-skimming pant is causing all sorts of ruckus. Whether or not it’s appropriate for women to wear them in public is an issue of increasingly heated debate.
By Erika Parsons| 2016-09-28T20:50:09+00:00 September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Business & Finance, Career, Women and Business, Women and Small Business, Women Entrepreneurs|Tags: Choices, Clients, Culture Headline, Freelance, Imposter Syndrome, Rate, Tough Love, Value, Worth|
I’ve Paid My Dues, Now Pay Me What I’m Worth Prospect: “I love your portfolio. What’s your rate?” Freelancer: “My retainer rate is $2000 per month.” Prospect: “How about we make it $1200 and call it even?” Freelancer: “Okay.” Huh? Does it surprise you that female freelancers often accept lower rates than their male [...]
By Erika Parsons| 2016-09-29T10:55:23+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Opinion, Parenting, Relationships, Women and Life|Tags: African American, Freedom, Justice, Privilege, Race, Racial Inequality, Teenager|
As mothers, we worry about the quality of the food we feed our children. We worry about the potential dangers of vaccines. We worry about the adverse affects of the violent and hypersexualized content the entertainment industry thrusts upon our innocent children daily on television and billboards. And, of course, we worry about pedophiles. [...]
By Erika Parsons| 2016-10-31T12:19:32+00:00 September 7th, 2016|Categories: Featured Author, Fitness, Health, Health & Wellness, Top Stories, Wellness|Tags: Benefits, Bikram Yoga, G-spot, Menopause, Mind and Body, Sex|
Why do women willingly subject themselves to 60-90 minutes of scorching, 105-degree heat and 40 percent humidity? Obviously doing anything active for 60-90 minutes will burn calories, but Bikram yoga does not just burn calories, it torches them. The excessive heat loosens the muscles and allows a greater range of motion, while it also [...]