Stop Waiting for the Angels and WRITE.

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.

The Education of Me: A Tour Through My Personal Journals and How I’m Learning Purpose

​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

Finding Representation: How to Create a Community of People Like You In Your Field

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