I had the pleasure of interviewing David Oyelowo for SheKnows. He spoke about his responsibility as a role model and representative:

“I don’t have the luxury of willy-nilly doing whatever I feel I want to do in the heat of the moment. I know that what I do has ramifications… political, social, cultural, for my kids [and] for the world I live in.”

Read more: David Oyelowo has advice for people who want to make real change (EXCLUSIVE)

Some of you might think getting rid of a book is blasphemy. But for those of you who are regular bookshelf purgers, whether it’s to make room for new reads or to get money from trade-in credit, here are the books you might want to be a little sentimental about.

7 Types of books you should never get rid of

I wrote this: “I picked my therapist because she identified as feminist. She had experience dealing with anxiety. She was less than a 20-minute drive from my house. It took a week of waiting after that to finally get to see her.” 

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What I’ve written lately

3 Amazon Echo features that will blow your mind, and 5 it still needs

Mark became a beta tester for the Amazon Echo, so I wrote up a review of what I liked and didn’t like about it.

16 Cheryl Strayed quotes that will make you want to tackle the motherfucking shit out of life (err… I mean, this is the title of the piece in my soul, anyway)

Cheryl Strayed’s work has meant a lot to me, so rounding up her quotes only seemed natural.

7 Gym bag must-haves from SheKnows staffers

I worked with a bi-coastal photography team on this one.

21 Innocent phrases that are actually incredibly dirty

This was an idea brought on when my teabag was even more delicious the second time around. Yeah…