Life Talks With Laura Smartt: Why No One Ever Worked Out

Why No One Ever Worked Out By Laura Smartt   I know as you read the title you think that I’ve finally found the right person. WRONG! I haven’t found the right person and I certainly am not looking for the right person. But recently I sat down to have a conversation with someone, and they asked the question, Why has none of my relationships … Continue reading Life Talks With Laura Smartt: Why No One Ever Worked Out

I’m a Bad Christian

Hello. If this is your first time reading a blog on here, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Oprah “Zip” Bradford and I’m the founder of oprahzipbradford.com. To the world, I may look like I have it all together, but I’m a work in progress internally and externally. I am too emotional at times. I get stressed about things I can’t control (even … Continue reading I’m a Bad Christian

Take the Shackles Off

When you read this title, some of you instantly thought of the song “Take The Shackles Off’ by Mary Mary. Classic, right? Plus, the lyrics tell a powerful message. Take the shackles off. Life appears differently for everyone. And shackles in our life complicates things. It comes in many forms. We have the shackles who hold the people who are incarcerated. We have the shackles … Continue reading Take the Shackles Off

Your Black Card Should be Revoked if…

Happy Tuesday! In celebration of Black History Month, I’m learning more about black history but I also wanted to express how dope, diverse, and cultural we are as a race. As proud and black as I am, there are also a few things that would get my “black card” revoked (Ex: I don’t know how to play spades *shrugs* & I never owned a pair … Continue reading Your Black Card Should be Revoked if…

The Future is Female: 140 Women Who Will Inspire You

As we wrap up the first month of 2019, I wanted to acknowledge some women who inspire and motivate me daily. The unique part is all the women that are listed below are a plethora of powerful voices ranging from authors, entreprenuers, artists, stylists, designers, podcasters, MUA’s, attorneys, doctors, nurses, bloggers, life coaches, engineers, educators,  influencers, philanthropists, and mentors. Below is a list of women … Continue reading The Future is Female: 140 Women Who Will Inspire You

Music To Inspire: Artist Bobbi Rae Shares her Passion and Influences

  The acoustic guitarist and singer Bobbi Rae is such an artist. Her sour-stirring alto- soprano range reaches within your core with an eclectic mix of inspirational, alternative, contemporary R&B, and Neo-Soul.  I first heard Bobbi Rae perform about a year ago at the show The Floetic Cypher, a showcase of artists ranging from singers to spoken word. My first response after hearing her sing was, … Continue reading Music To Inspire: Artist Bobbi Rae Shares her Passion and Influences

Protect Your Ish: People Don’t Care About Your Energy

You can still be a good person with a kind heart and still say no. What I need you to do is read that first sentence again, let it marinate, and start applying it. They say the best way to keep your peace is to take everything  away that causes stress. Let’s face that the idea of that is sometimes impossible, especially if we are … Continue reading Protect Your Ish: People Don’t Care About Your Energy