Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers

Labor is a difficult ordeal for many women who experience pain. But labor doesn’t have to be like that. There are comfort measures specifically designed to relieve a pregnant mama’s pain. These positions are often done with your husband, boyfriend or support person. I wanted to learn more about comfort measures firsthand with doula Nikia Lawson, of Fort Worth, Texas. With over 22 years experience helping mothers through pregnancy and postpartum, Ms. Lawson was the Read more about Comfort Measures for Expectant Mothers[…]

A Coach’s Journey With Cancer

Melford English, a husband, father, and Coach was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. O Girl Media is exclusively telling his story of faith and disease. Yes, men get breast cancer too.   Eight days after his last round of chemotherapy treatment, Mr. English and his wife Marlo sat down with O Girl Media to tell his story.   In March of 2017, Mr. English discovered a lump in his breast while doing a self-exam. He is Read more about A Coach’s Journey With Cancer[…]

#FBF: Flashback to #CITYFEST

The weather has turned colder. The leaves aren’t green anymore. And the sun doesn’t shine like it does in Spring and Summer. That is why I’m taking it back to #CITYFEST, a fun free event held in Mount Vernon, NY! #MVCITYFEST was presented by the City of Mount Vernon NY, Mayor Richard Thomas and Friends of Mount Vernon Arts Recreation & Youth Programs (FMVARYP). Last years festivities took place between East 1st Street and East 2nd Read more about #FBF: Flashback to #CITYFEST[…]

O GIRL MEDIA is hanging out with Ms. Jenifer Lewis!

  Jenifer Lewis The Mother of Black Hollywood The contest has ended but you can still submit tributes to the great Jenifer Lewis! O Girl Media is asking fans of veteran actress Jenifer Lewis to submit videos of          1 minute or less telling why they LOVE Jenifer Lewis!   CONTEST RULES 1.Upload your video to our #OGirlMedia Facebook page telling us CREATIVELY why you love Jenifer Lewis! 2. Have your supporters Read more about O GIRL MEDIA is hanging out with Ms. Jenifer Lewis![…]

What’s Your Plan B?

In life, does our careers ever go as planned? What’s your plan B? What is your plan C? Are you prepared for the curve balls life will throw at you? I was invited to participate in a webinar sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists entitled “What’s Your Plan B? How to Prepare for Career Transitions.” I began to think what advice would I have to give. As I sit and write this at 11pm Read more about What’s Your Plan B?[…]

O Girl Media presents Cruising with Classic Cars

The Moonlight Cruisers Car Club, based in Eastchester, NY held their annual car show this past weekend in New Rochelle. O Girl Media attended the family friendly event. A portion of the proceeds benefitted The Ursuline School.  100 trophies was given out at the cars show that was bursting with close to 400 cars! There was no way to film them all. Enjoy a look at a few classic cars. Learn the stories behind the Read more about O Girl Media presents Cruising with Classic Cars[…]

The Soundtrack To My Depression

October 5th, nationwide is National Depression Screening Day. The annual day is held during the first week of October which marks Mental Illness Awareness Week.   To commemorate both I am sharing my journey with Depression.    THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY DEPRESSION   It has a familiar tune in my spirit. The melodies paralyze me out of nowhere, forcing me to deal with emotions I thought I buried deep inside. Emotions and feelings I thought I dealt Read more about The Soundtrack To My Depression[…]

Lisa’s Story: Love, Faith and Kidney Disease

Did you know that African American are 3 times more likely to experience kidney failure? O Girl Media is telling the story of Lisa Love and her five-year battle with kidney disease. She wears her scars proudly from the fight, no longer using arm cover-ups. Her arm is her personal testimony. The family matriarch overcame at home hemodialysis to receive a life changing kidney transplant. Her new kidney isn’t the cure to her disease but Read more about Lisa’s Story: Love, Faith and Kidney Disease[…]

The Black Family Reunion You Aren’t Attending!

*Only scene names were used to write this piece.   It’s the Black Family Reunion you aren’t attending this summer! Weekend Reunion (WR) offers fun, BDSM and fetishes! Yes you read that right! BDSM and fetishes! “Weekend Reunion is the only national three day black BDSM event in existence,” says cofounder *Coffeebaby. Weekend Reunion takes place the first weekend in August in Piscataway, New Jersey. Right now Black kinky folks are taking over in Piscataway! Read more about The Black Family Reunion You Aren’t Attending![…]

TBT: What a Blessing I Was Fired

*Some names and identifying details have been changed to protect the privacy of individuals.   I have this complicated work history. Sadly I’ve been fired twice but it was such a good thing. Once I explain, you will think so too. I was fired from Walt Disney World in college and secondly from a summer teaching job in high school. Had I not been fired from Disney World I would not have been able to Read more about TBT: What a Blessing I Was Fired[…]

I WAS ON THE CHEW!

WATCH ME NOW on The Chew! This all started as something fun for my boyfriend and I to do. Audience tickets for TV shows are free. Living near New York City gives us ample access to so many shows we couldn’t possibly try to attend them all. My boo attended culinary school and has some interest in cooking. I grew up cooking with my Mom and sisters. The Chew seemed like the perfect show for Read more about I WAS ON THE CHEW![…]

Black Music Month: The Beautiful Soul of Donnie

A friend introduced me to soul singer Donnie’s album The Colored Section (TCS) while in college and changed my world! I had just started my sophomore year at the University of North Texas. This album would become a major part of the soundtrack of my college years. Recently I spent one gloomy Saturday stuck inside interviewing the wonderfully insightful Donnie. I was nervous, breaking out into a sweat like a whore in church as our Read more about Black Music Month: The Beautiful Soul of Donnie[…]

The Summer of ’93

As summertime returns, I’m sharing my summer of 1993 memories of the best family road trip ever! From Texas to NYC and stops in between, I travelled the highways of America with my parents and a childhood friend. I was ten years old and had just graduated from fifth grade. My parents were retracing their steps with me on this trip. I missed the earlier family vacations with my older siblings because I wasn’t born. Read more about The Summer of ’93[…]

A “Lost Slave” Kind of Mother’s Day

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” –Maya Angelou On Mothers Day I attended #50in50:Writing Women Into Existence. The event celebrated Black women from across the world with our stories. From childhood, youth, young adulthood, middle age and mature, the stories spanned through life. 221 stories were submitted but only 50 made the cut. The well-regarded cast included Simone Missick, Pauletta Washington, Phyllis Yvonne Stickney, Marsha Stephanie Blake, Cassandra Freeman, Read more about A “Lost Slave” Kind of Mother’s Day[…]

I Did Not See This Coming!

Black Female Writer That Is Who I Am! There was a call for Black Women Writers. It was titled “50in50: Writing Women Into Existence.” I had no idea of what piece to submit. I have written many poems chronicling the last few tumultuous years of my life. But I did not know what piece quite captured what it felt like to be a woman. Then I remembered and submitted the poem I had written entitled Read more about I Did Not See This Coming![…]

My Sexual Assault in The Classroom

I remember being sexually assaulted in my high school media classroom like it was yesterday. The aftermath, counseling, suspension from school, judgment from school officials and peers has never left me, 18 years later. It’s a situation I am forced to remember when I read about young girls being sexually abused in any way. According to RAINN, females ages 16-19 are 4 times more likely than the general population to be victims of rape, attempted Read more about My Sexual Assault in The Classroom[…]

When The Village Ain’t Shit

Chances are, you may know a deadbeat father. He may pay child support, as in the case of my son’s father, but doesn’t care to help raise the child or make himself known in that child’s life. More common are deadbeats who choose to not see their child and doesn’t pay child support. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but what happens when part of that village ain’t shit? Far too Read more about When The Village Ain’t Shit[…]

The Creator of O Girl Media

Olivia D. Sanders is the brainchild behind O Girl Media. Created in 2017, OGM seeks to tell the stories of everyday people like Olivia. No stranger to journalism, Olivia has been in or around media for over 15 years. After taking a motherhood break from the industry in 2011, Olivia realized she had to create her own lane if she wanted her career in media. Watch her video below to learn more the amazing Olivia Read more about The Creator of O Girl Media[…]

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