An Omen We sat in the Columbus airport at 4:30 am talking about which panels we were going to, and what we hoped to see while we were in Baltimore. The sessions ranged from poetry readings to networking sessions to … Continue reading Angela Davis, Baltimore Blue Crabs and Collective Liberation: NWSA 2017
In Student Affairs, we talk a lot about how to teach students resiliency. Though we are here to support students in various capacities, we ultimately want each student leaving with a greater sense of who they are, and how they … Continue reading 6 Unconventional Ways to Honor Yourself
As a woman- as a black woman- I have been taught to choose others. I’m used to being the Helper, and often I even delight in the role, laboring emotionally to support, to educate, to placate, to rejuvenate everyone…. everyone … Continue reading I Journal, I Resist
I’ve had some pretty good ones over the years. There have been moments of complete face-first failure in the classroom, in the workplace, in the relationship, in the interview, in the mud even (I’ve always been clumsy). There have been … Continue reading ‘As I go on, I’ll remember’…A Graduation Post on Failure
*I write this article in Camden, New Jersey, which was once home to numerous Native American tribes, including the Lenni-Lenape. We recognize your struggle, and will fight to honor you. **I write this article in Camden, New Jersey where numerous … Continue reading Reclaiming Spaces to Reaffirm Ourselves
It’s important to watch what you say, but in this post I challenge you to watch WHY you say… because it could be rooted in an oppressive structure called respectability politics. Continue reading Watch WHY you say: How Oppressive Respectability Can CREEP Into our Language
The story of how me, and my wonderful undergrad club, campaigned for an Office of Diversity and Inclusion at Rutgers Camden. Continue reading Fighting for Our Rights at “Where’s My Place”
(1) It is Of Utmost Importance That You Know Yourself- Your Strengths, Your Weaknesses, What You Want and Don’t Want; Knowing Yourself is The Key to Creating a Fantastic Life Personality Power: Discover Your Unique Profile- And Unlock Your Potential … Continue reading Lessons for 2017: Things I Learned From My 2016 Book List
The best thing I can give you on this New Year’s Eve is permission to just BREATHE. I will not give you an inspirational post, a top-five of how to make your resolutions stick or a new method, a new technique, a new exercise. Sometimes I think we get so caught up in achieving and measuring that we forget we made it to a new year. Congratulations! You are here, and I am here. Congratulations! You had your ups and downs this year, but you’re still here and tonight when you’re watching the fireworks crackle and you feel that sense … Continue reading YOU MADE IT ANOTHER YEAR- Now relax.
I’m finally starting to understand that there will be no annunciation. I have been lied to. You have been lied to. Being a writer is not about being touched by the divine; an angel isn’t always going to breathe over the writer’s shoulder and whisper greatness into her ear. Though there will be moments where the writer is close to bursting- where she can’t wait to get home to write down the stories that refuse to stay put inside of her- the majority of the time writing will be as normal as brushing teeth, taking a shower or cooking breakfast. The practice of writing is rarely … Continue reading Stop Waiting for the Angels and WRITE.