About Erika Parsons

Erika Parsons is a celebrity ghostwriter and blog columnist for some of the world's biggest names. Her ghostwritten work has generated widely publicized bestselling books for more than a decade. She is the author of the children’s book, Hoppa’s Big Move, co-author of Locked In and a contributing author of It’s Not All About You, a compilation of essays by socially-conscious writers dedicated to looking into the face of soaring injustice. Erika draws inspiration from the timeless words of Langston Hughes, Billie Holiday, Lauryn Hill, Alice Walker and her two sons. Erika studied English and Japanese at Indiana University. When her professional writing career took off in 2003; she embraced it and has not looked back since.

Thanksgiving Day 2016: The 47th National Day of Mourning

By |2016-12-03T12:12:29-08:00November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Environment, Events, Popular, Science & Technology|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

There are truly two sides to every story, and the Thanksgiving Day story is no exception. Like in the 1400s and the 1600s, in 2016, our Native American brothers and sisters are suffering a continuing assault on their culture.

The Softer Side: The Wise Woman’s Quiet Assertion of Power

By |2016-11-22T12:10:34-08:00November 3rd, 2016|Categories: Career, Featured Author, Money & Career, Top Stories, Women and Business|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

I used to believe that in order to be seen as a leader, a woman must be bold and aggressive, always ready to get her point across. I was of the school of thought that said to assert her power, a woman leader must put on a tough exterior to show that she’s mastered the hard skills of business and strategy.

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The Great Yoga Pants Debate

By |2020-12-16T11:06:30-08:00November 2nd, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Featured Author, Fitness, Health & Wellness, Opinion, Style, Top Stories Headline|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Into the ongoing discussion about what women should be allowed to wear comes the yoga pant. The snug and body-skimming pant is causing all sorts of ruckus. Whether or not it’s appropriate for women to wear them in public is an issue of increasingly heated debate.

A Woman’s Guide to Sticking to Her Freelance Guns

By |2016-09-28T20:50:09-07:00September 22nd, 2016|Categories: Career, Money & Career, Women and Business, Women and Small Business, Women Entrepreneurs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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With Freedom And Justice For…Some

By |2016-09-29T10:55:23-07:00September 15th, 2016|Categories: Culture & Life, Family, Featured Author, Opinion, Parenting, Relationships, Women and Life|Tags: , , , , , , |

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The Benefits of Bikram Yoga: Sweat is Sexy

By |2020-12-16T14:33:30-08:00September 7th, 2016|Categories: Featured Author, Fitness, Health, Health & Wellness, Top Stories, Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |

Why do women willingly subject themselves to 60-90 minutes of scorching, 105-degree heat and 40 percent humidity? Obviously doing anything active for 60-90 minutes will burn calories, but Bikram yoga does not just burn calories, it torches them. The excessive heat loosens the muscles and allows a greater range of motion, while it also [...]

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