What Is The Vibe

The Vibe is a blog that focuses on empowering one another through transparency. The Vibe initially began as SouthernMomJD, a blog about my journey as a woman, mother, and lawyer. In SouthernMomJD, I opted, despite some backlash in my small community, to be transparent and honest about my experiences and struggles. 

I found that the more transparent I was in SouthernMomJD, the more other women began to confide in me that they, too, were grappling with some issue in isolation. When women began to open up and thank me for my willingness to share my not so perfect journey on this earth, I began to understand and appreciate the true power of transparency. This understanding led to the creation of the Vibe. The Vibe is about more than my transparent journey. The Vibe is about empowering women by creating a space where we can come together and safely share our not so perfect parts. Most importantly, the Vibe is a judgment-free zone!  

In the Vibe, you will read stories from people everywhere. I hope that their willingness to be transparent will let you know that you are not alone in your walk on this earth. 

Much Love,


P.S. If you have a piece that you would like for me to consider for the Vibe, email it to me at tdr@tonzadruffin.com

Author: Tonza D. Ruffin

Perfectly Imperfect but VERY PROUD WOMAN, MOM, LAWYER, and AUTHOR, but most importantly...LIFE LOVER! I laugh loud, I work hard, I play hard, I am adventurous, I am curious, I am driven, I have moments of deep insecurity, I am loving, I am vulnerable, I am explosive (not one of my finer qualities), I dance around my house alone, I am an awful perfectionist which makes my insecurity worse, I sing out loud in my car without any concern for whose watching, I have trust issues, I do not live through my children, I no longer try to force my children into the mold that I created so that I could feel validated as a mother, I am a risk-taker, I am guarded in my personal life, I am kind, I am grateful. I am so excited about the rest of my life!

6 thoughts

  1. You are a phenomenal woman! Keep enlightening, supporting and uplifting other women.

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