Grieving while Grinding

Grief sucks. I know that's not at all profound, nor terribly encouraging, but it's true. When it's all said and done, grief really sucks. It doesn't care who you are, where you're from or how much money you have. It strikes whenever it wants and there's nothing that we can do to prevent it. I've … Continue reading Grieving while Grinding

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Lessons Learned from #PhDYear1

May 3rd, 2017. The day that I completed my FIRST year of #PhDLife. This year has simultaneously been one of the shortest and longest years of my life. It's been an academic year of torturous celebration. At the end of my second semester, I wrote a post, 10 things that I have learned so far on my … Continue reading Lessons Learned from #PhDYear1

Why Jordan Edwards’ Grades Absolutely Matter

Another day. Another hashtag. Another Black boy's life stolen from us. Another family ripped to pieces by a bullet from an officer that was supposed to serve and protect (everyone except Black bodies).  Jordan Edwards, a 15-year-old Black boy was murdered by a police officer after leaving a party that was becoming "too rowdy". Since … Continue reading Why Jordan Edwards’ Grades Absolutely Matter