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.
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