Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Bio

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez is a diversity content specialist whose work can be seen in The Washington Post, InStyle, The Guardian, and many other places. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter.

Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez Articles

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Womanism: A Spiritual Resistance For Black Women

For me, feminism felt like finding a beautiful shoe in the wrong size. No matter how much I strained, it never seemed to be a perfect fit. I found my size in womanism.

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Sex, Shame, And Sex-Esteem: Unlearning Harmful Attitudes Toward Sexuality

It’s time we stop teaching shame and start spending more time fostering healthy sexual identities in young girls.

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Navigating The Complexities Of My Sexuality As A Black Woman

I don’t know how long it will be before I stop allowing others' fears of sexuality as a black woman from affecting my views on sex.

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How Interracial Friendships Impact Black Female Mental Health

Growing up, I had a lot of access to people who looked like me. I was completely unaware of the struggles that accompany interracial friendships.

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I can't help but think that my lack of hair resources reminds me that I live in a land that wasn't intended for me.

My Black Hair In My Mostly White Town Reminds Me I Don’t Belong​

We all need our hair done. I can't help but think that my lack of hair resources reminds me that I live in a land that wasn't intended for me.

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There’s nothing wrong with frugality. However, if spending money causes physical or emotional discomfort, it might be a sign of something more serious.

The Ugly Side Of Frugality​

There’s nothing wrong with frugality. However, if spending money causes physical or emotional discomfort, it might be a sign of something more serious.

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Breastfeeding Is A Reproductive Rights Issue — And I Am Pro-Choice

There are far too many stressors involved to force breastfeeding on new mothers. And far too many challenges involved to continue to pressure women who are dealing with a multitude of other issues into choosing one style of feeding.

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“I want to be the pioneer for plus-sized women”

The Pretty Big Dance Movement Wants Better Body Representation In Music

“It’s about uplifting and empowering women to feel like they can be confident and do anything. Not just dance.”

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"On the worst days, remember that tomorrow is a new day to start fresh and improve on yesterday's mishaps (which probably weren't as disastrous as you thought)."

4 Simple Tips For Moms Who Want To Practice Mindfulness

Motherhood is stressful, and between regretting things we did in the past and planning for the future, it's hard to remember to eat lunch. Despite being pulled every possible direction, it’s important to practice self-care. And one of the easiest ways to ensure that you are taking care of yourself is to practice mindfulness.

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The liberation of Black Americans from physical chains is deeply intertwined with the modern chains of today.

The Importance Of Teaching My Son About Juneteenth In Trump's America

By educating my son on Juneteenth, I am able to make it clear to him that we may live in a nation that wasn’t established with us in mind, but we continue to find freedom anyway.

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