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10 Books Every Young Black Woman Need to Read in Order to SLAY

Slay: Killed it. Succeed in something amazing. (urban dictionary)

In a world where the #BeyHive reigns supreme; everyone wants to possess the superpower to SLAY. Whether it’s informing your hairdresser to slay your hair to the Gawds or with a new dress from Forever 21; the objective is always to kill it. With our careers, business, relationships, and spirituality hold no exception to this rule.

When we pick up a book it allows us to stretch beyond our current knowledge and begin to think out of the box. As an African American woman it seems to be more challenging for us as we have to fight against BOTH minorities (woman and ethnicity). Many of us want to SLAY throughout our life but have no idea of how to start. Well girl here is the ammo to slay your year…I mean knowledge IS power.

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Oh! So you don't read? 5 reasons people fail to pick up a book

If you haven’t noticed it by now but I like to read; actually scratch that..I LOVE to read.  My goal for the year was to read at least 2 books a month and by April it turned into almost a book a week!  Let me be real it has not always been that way.  Throughout my life the only time that I picked a book up was for class (and I would barely read that).  During graduate school I went to a conference where every attendee was given a book; I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to start reading (I mean that is what grown-ups do, might as well start acting like one).  Too bad that I did not see pass page 10 before the book went to the land of the unknown never to be seen again.  So the decision was reached that reading just wasn’t my “THING.” 

Fast forward two years later……. It has become my “THING” literally it has changed my life from the way that I think, view life, manage money, network, pray, and has turned weaknesses into strengths.  But of course being the person that I am I LOVE to share the knowledge that I learn after reading a great book. This is why my friends are always telling me that I have a book recommendation for EVERY situation (just call me J-Hizzy Libreezy).  This is why I am always confused when someone comes to me with a situation and I recommend a great book that will address everything they are going through and they say “Oh, I don’t read….”

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