Hi friends! I know that it has been a while and I have so much to share with you all! This semester has truly been a whirlwind and I feel like I am still trying to play "catch up." While I have some academic and professional life updates to share later, this brief post is … Continue reading Help me launch #BrilliantBlackGirl!
Hi good people and Happy New Year! Here we are, 8 whole days into #2017 and I am sharing what #2016TaughtMe. Why? Because I believe in looking back only to review what you learned so that you can apply those lessons to your future. Anyway, here's a quick list of things that #2016TaughtMe: Jesus can … Continue reading 2016 Taught Me…
Hey y'all! So this post is super-dy-duper over due. Now that I am on break for the winter, I am just now getting around to updating my blog with all of the posts that I have wanted to write since mid-semester and I decided to start with this one. On Nov. 12, 2016 I turned … Continue reading Bye- Bye 25, Hello 26!
Hey yall! So, it's been a while...again. But, I am so happy to say that I have completed my SECOND semester of my #PhD! Now, I can get back to chatting with y'all and writing my little heart out. When I began my blog, I was convinced that I could post at least once a … Continue reading 10 things that I have learned so far on my #JourneyToPhD
Hey y'all! This week's post is a little unusual compared to my normal entries (although school work has definitely kept me from updating my blog recently....but more on that later). Below, you'll find an assignment for my Equity, Diversity & Inclusion course (the same one that I created the digital socialization project for a few … Continue reading Oppression is Endemic to UGA…and Higher Education
Greetings, all! It has been a while but I am happy to be back! School is certainly taking off so I do not have as much free time as I would like to write for myself. However, I wanted to take some time to give a few brief updates as well as to share a … Continue reading Young, Gifted, Black & Christian
There has been so much #BlackGirlMagic taking over the Olympics this year and the media can hardly contain itself. Not only did we have the "Sensational Simones" (Biles and Manuel), but we also had returning Champs Gabby Douglas and Alyson Felix. We were also graced with the TRIPLE-track-threat of Brianna Rollins, Nia Ali and Kristi Castlin and many … Continue reading Why Can’t America Honor more than one Brilliant Black Girl at a Time?
Hey y'all! So this week began the first fall semester of my doc program! Granted, the program actually began in April and we had a few face to face classes over the summer, but this week felt like the start of the "real deal" (i.e. 16 weeks vs. 6 weeks makes a BIG difference). Anyway, … Continue reading Back to School…Again?
Hey y'all! I was first introduced to the words "Controversy with Civility" as a freshman student at UCF. As a part of my leadership program, we had to learn about the "7 C's of Change," which includes this concept. This idea basically says that great leaders (and followers of great leaders) know how to engage in controversial … Continue reading Controversy with Civility
With all of the chaos, hatred & oppression that's going on in the world, it is imperative that we take care of ourselves. For some, it's going for a long walk or curling up with a good book or even just disconnecting from social media all together. For me, it's about friendship. I am such … Continue reading Friendship in a time of War