Deya Smith

Branding is about being authentic, owning your story and using  it to relate & reach others. Contrary to popular belief, it has nothing to with…

Flying requires faith. What is faith? Faith is the substance of things hoped for, and the evidence of things not yet seen (Hebrews 11:1). Basically,…

The TV show “Scandal” may be over but, we have ourselves a real life scandal happening in real time, with a powerful man and alleged…

Dear Deya, I have one simple question for you and your female audience: Do women really want to know what men think and how they…

“I hope that my presence on your screens and in the magazines may lead you, young girl, on a similar journey. That you will feel…

Let’s face it, not everyone has a Valentine’s Day boo.  But regardless of your relationship status, that doesn’t mean you can’t feel good, right? You’re…

Dear Deya Direct: Hello. I am 30 years old, single with no children and have NO idea of where life is taking me. I feel…

Dear Deya Direct: My boyfriend of 10 months is an amazing man and the father of two.  I really love him and I think we…

It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  Well, I am aware that my breasts may be on the small side, but until a scary situation a while…

“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”…

You may not have the reach of a Tom Joyner and, you may not be able to provide a scholarship to Rachel Jeantel as he…

The testimony of key witness Rachel Jeantel in the Trayvon Martin case so far has been painful for me to watch for a variety of…