With her passion for writing, McDonough aims to write pieces that resonates with all people. She takes pride in writing pieces that not only educate readers, but inspires them as well. Her published articles can be  seen on ESSENCE Magazine, Madame Noire, Elite Daily and XONecole where she currently serves as lifestyle and culture writer.     

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March 21, 2018

Its not easy being a Black woman who believes in something strongly and isn’t afraid to convey it. Every time we stand up for ourselves, express an opinion or h

March 14, 2018

Does anyone else find it odd that society has this weird fetish with mixed race children? From their eyes to hair texture, society has an uncomfortable adoration with them. Not only is the idea of fetishizing children as if they're a trend problematic, but it's...

February 24, 2018

Society has brainwashed us into believing many things, but of all the things society has made up, Reverse Racism has got to be the most outrageous.

February 17, 2018

As a first generation American woman, I can attest to the impact both culture and travel has played in my life. The black travel experience is something all black people should be exposed to. Since "traveling while black" was once illegal in this country, it&...

February 1, 2018

Despite the lies society continues to show, black love is alive and thriving

January 24, 2018

Now before y'all take my Black card away, hear me out! As much as I love a moment to praise and celebrate the black woman. Or even as much as I've overused  the hashtag #BlackGirlMagic when educating my friends on an achievement of one of my sisters. I can't help but b...

January 5, 2018

With our new found president busy making America “great” again, the feminist movement seems to be at an all time high. Although women have been fighting for justice for decades, women near and far are continuing to join forces to seek the equality they so desperately d...

January 5, 2018

 “ And when he get on he leave your a** for a white girl” , more than just a memorable Kanye West lyric, the idea that when black men “get on” or become successful/ rich they seek out white women is a belief often heard in the black community.  In fact, this exact conc...

September 1, 2017

Hi, I'm Ashley McDonough, I'm 23 years old and I'm a proud UNAPOLOGETIC BLACK WOMAN. Don't worry, please don't be alarmed by the caps, I'm not an angry black woman, nor am I hostile, difficult or hard to please. I'm actually pretty nice; or at least I try to be. I'm al...

August 20, 2017

Black Women,

We've all done it, gone in for an interview to an all-white office, insecure, shy and not knowing what to expect, thinking to ourselves, "Please, don't let me be the only black woman." And just as you've accepted the fact that you might have to be the ambas...

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