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.
Why should the world be over-wise/ In counting all our tears and sighs/ Nay, let them only see us, while/ We wear the mask. -Paul Laurence Dunbar, We Wear the Mask Onstage, actors in traditions like commedia dell’arte and Greek … Continue reading The Black Woman’s Burden: Embodying and Escaping the Myth
I came to a point where I was beating myself over each passing day that I didn’t blog and then I realized how much I have been WORKING it in my life. Having an intern of me summer is all about making your own rules. It’s about not letting anything control your professional development. It’s about not being career- shamed into making decisions that aren’t the best for you and the way you work, so if I decided to take a much needed hiatus from blogging to figure out and ENJOY my life… That is totally consistent with the intern … Continue reading The Education of Me: A Tour Through My Personal Journals and How I’m Learning Purpose
Books to Inspire And so…it always comes back to books. I figured I would let you in on some of the books I’ve been reading to guide my internofme journey this summer. Ready? 1. Good to Great by Jim … Continue reading Productive Travel and Taking Breaks
Tuesday, May 3rd 2016 was the last time that I will ever make copies, run social media accounts or edit press releases…for someone else, anyway. In the spirit of the “selfish millennial”, I am deciding to go my own way … Continue reading InternofMe Recap #4: Networking Events, Headshots and Summer Plans
Originally published @ internofme.tumblr.com The other day, I went to my first networking event of the summer. I have been to networking events in the past, and I’ll tell you first hand- you only get better at being a networker … Continue reading My Guide to Networking Events
What a middle school English teacher and Lois Lowry’s “The Giver” taught me about business. Continue reading What do People Nag You About? That’s Your Brand.
Living the Project- Based Life Sometimes the word “business” can be a little intimidating. I love people like Danielle Laporte, Marie Forleo and Oprah Winfrey who have been able to rewrite what the word “business” means by combining their … Continue reading The Project- Based Life + The Importance of Representation
This summer I am starting anew- a new adventure, a new way of thinking about lire and work, a new way of being. This summer, as my own intern, I will spend my days working / hustling for myself and … Continue reading Dreaming up goals/Learning from failure
As a black woman, when I see Michelle Obama or Oprah Winfrey or Beyonce, I feel understood. I see black women with power, who overcame obstacles and I recognize that that feeling of kinship is there because of a similar set of values, a historical connection, a brown, beautiful face. I use this powerful connection as a means to motivate myself when I feel like I’m struggling in the white professional landscape. Here’s how to find a community of people like you in your field, and motivate each other to success. 1. FIND and/or MAKE the Resources I complained about … Continue reading Finding Representation: How to Create a Community of People Like You In Your Field