Joi Donaldson is a 10x published author, sexual assault & mental health advocate and all-around creative. She has bylines with Blk Crwn, Raising Mothers and Midnight & Indigo.
Resilience Rising: Stories of Miscarriage, Infant Loss, Infertility, and Finding Joy after Pain
More than five million people in the United States experience some type of infertility, miscarriage or infant loss. Although this type of trauma is widely acknowledged as something that affects millions of families, many families still feel ashamed, hopeless, and isolated. Resilience Rising is an intimate compilation of stories by families living with infertility who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. These are stories of families overcoming grief so deep and no longer being silenced by shame and guilt. We're choosing to live, be Resilient, and share our experience with celebrating our moments of joy through this process.
The Unvoiced Pain: Releasing Depression and Anxiety
In The Unvoiced Pain: Releasing Depression and Anxiety, eight women bravely share their journeys of surviving grief, infertility, molestation, low self-esteem and postpartum recovery. They courageously share their truths of struggles with depression and anxiety, what they did to overcome and how each day they continue to take one step at a time towards continuous healing. After reading The Unvoiced Pain: Releasing Depression and Anxiety, you will be inspired to release the pain that’s holding you back from fulfilling your purpose. You deserve to live life abundantly!
Are the Destined Ever Allowed Rest?
I was laid off on July 1st. Leading up to the day that cord was severed, the lump in my throat grew harder. I was tired. Tired of having my work and worth dwindled down to whether the boss was too busy. Tired of leaping over microaggressive landmines. Tired of being watched, dissected and laid bare in the mind of a few against the actions of many. It's a soul tired: a burned-out weariness that only a wailing cry can begin to soothe
How to Adult, Part II
Other generations, Gen Z especially, have taken to making fun of millennials and our seemingly incessant need to “kidify” things. Even the term “adulting” has taken a hit for allegedly being too juvenile. Many millennials had to grow up faster than we wanted, thus leaving us to honor our leftover childlike tendencies as adults.
The Historical Hate of the Clitoris
Why Pleasure Matters
What do you like to do when it’s just you? Cook naked? Si
Honoring The Shadow: Healing Our Inner Child
Most kids love making messes. Getting into the dirt, knocking over block towers, seeing how far the milk will drop from the high chair. Get into the dirt with yourself and your inner child to uncover the roots of codependency, projection, fear that have sprouted into the spoiled garden you may currently have. There is no judgment here. We all have some roots that don’t belong to us that are taking up space and choking off seeds we’ve planted. Let’s prepare to rip
The Kids Are Tuned In
I Hug My Fupa At Night: On Body Love After Trauma •
My story goes as follows: I went to college
Stability Over Butterflies by Joi Donaldson
I Should've Caught You - Short Film
Samuel was just waiting for his food when Rainah steps back into his life. While trying to keep up the small talk, what he's been holding in for years comes out.
The directorial debut of Joi Donaldson
Executive Producer: Roger Tyler
Samuel - Roger Tyler
Rainah - Brickell French
Director of Photography - Sean King/The King Image
Patron: Ty Jones
Key Grip: JJ King
Special thanks to Michele Wilson of Ma
To Avoid Fighting the World at Home
surface level, the mind forgets what is routinely in its focus, lighting up when something or
someone new comes into our line of sight. We can see our person without fully seeing them,
and that vision can tend to fade, unintentionally and otherwise, over time. Things for your
partner may have changed recently. The stress of this new livelihood may even have them
looking at themselves in a new light. One of the most powerful acts of love that can be done in
this time is seeing, truly seeing them, where they stand currently.
For Colored Girls Who Can Come but Can't Feel (yet)
seeking/redeeming/reclaiming pleasure after trauma is a work of discovery. We are constantly in
a space of unhooking ourselves from calatimous mainframes and unlearning what’s been taught.
Give yourself the grace to work through this as you need to. Don’t rush, take your time, but
definitely don’t run from what this healing and work is trying to bring to you.
How Black Women Save Our (Sex) Lives
Unpacking can be brutal. It requires that you hold a scalpel, constantly at the ready to slice yourself down the middle. Shit needs to pour out that’s clogging up the pipes, especially the sexual ones. Much of my sexual life is a blur. My anxious, lizard brain doing me the solid of blocking out a good chunk of memories - not solely due to the act, but the person wielding the pleasure. In this, I’ve been learning how to
Dr. Tubman: The Universe Sent Me a Black Woman Therapist
Goal Setting with Minecraft
into who you’re meant to become. Even in playing a game over or on a higher difficulty, there
will always be levels to you that you’ll forever unlock. Below are some tips on how to do so.
How My Ancestors Drink Whiskey
How to Adult
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