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19 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

When I was a new to freelance, if I didn’t have a steady, long-term contract, I made sure that I was always on top of my hustle. I wasn’t only seeking work in my field, either; there was hardly a job I wouldn’t say yes to—from makeup artist, stylist and personal shopper to graphic designer,…

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17 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

Today while brainstorming ideas for the blog, I found inspiration from an unexpected source: my five-year-old daughter, Aisha. I don’t often talk about my daughter (or any other personal matters if they don’t somehow relate to work), other than reference her as the source of a sleepless night or an adorable interruption to the flow…

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14 February 2020
Posted by Joanne

I know how hard it can be to stay motivated to start a job search after you’ve been let go. I understand the feelings of unworthiness, self-doubt and loneliness that unemployment can bring. Fortunately, I’ve been lucky enough to have a supportive partner in my corner, cheering me on to help keep me motivated and…

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11 February 2020
Posted by Joanne
Got luck?

Do you ever get wind of another person’s new opportunity—be it a job, romance or windfall, and think, they’re so lucky? We often think of luck as something that is random, when in fact, the opposite couldn’t be more true. Oprah said it best: “I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been…

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31 January 2020
Posted by Joanne

Question—How often do you see another woman and compare yourself to her? Whether it’s a picture you see in your social feeds, or merely a passerby on the street, do you feel compelled to take stock of what you think she might have—and then compare it to what you think you do not? Conversely, when…

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19 January 2020
Posted by Joanne

Black hair in the workplace has always been a hot topic. Black women often feel pressure to use heat, chemicals or weaves to conform to European standards.

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06 January 2020
Posted by Joanne

If you’re one of the many people heading into the workplace after time off for the holidays, likely, you’re not entirely thrilled at the idea of back-to-work. Even if you love your job, the return to the routine can feel like a bit of a rude awakening after a week or more spent in out-of-office mode. So…

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