Nevertheless, She Persisted

In times of utter doubt and disappointment, lean on these words for encouragement: Rupi Kaur on self love, perseverance, and resilience, our backs tell stories no books have the spine to carry. women of colour   the world gives you so much pain and here you are making gold out of it – there is… Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted

Heal Your Wounds With Words

The latest injustices with the United States have left many people in fear, panic, and frustration. The one thing we can all use right now is a message of hope. Let these poets of the past remind you of your worth and resilience. Langston Hughes on turning a new a leaf, Besides, They’ll see how… Continue reading Heal Your Wounds With Words

Why You Should Read a Book: The Importance of Literacy

From one book nerd to another! Here are six quotes to motivate you to read! “Some say they get lost in books, but I find myself, again and again, in the pages of a good book. Humanly speaking, there is no greater teacher, no greater therapist, no greater healer of the soul, than a well-stocked… Continue reading Why You Should Read a Book: The Importance of Literacy

Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays

Hey all! This year has been so good to me. I've seen my writing take off! Here are my published works for the Spring and Summer season. More to come soon!   Intersectional Feminism: Race, Identity, and Gender Unapologetically Me: The Struggles of Being a Blaxican Skater Girl on My Black Matters Black girls are often measured by a… Continue reading Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays

What Creative Writers, Journalists, and Bloggers Can Learn From Eachother

The distinction between creative writers, journalists, and bloggers is important to note. But truth be told we can all learn a lot from one another. Especially since our skills are utilized in different ways. Creative writers develop poems, short stories, novels, and screenplays. Journalists write well researched and investigative pieces or interview personalities and celebrities. Bloggers… Continue reading What Creative Writers, Journalists, and Bloggers Can Learn From Eachother

Conference Checklist: How to Have a Productive and Enjoyable Experience

Writers, bloggers, students, and professionals! It's time to get ready for your favorite overnight conferences and workshops!   Before you go, make sure to prepare and: Plan Ahead Don't leave packing and scheduling to the last minute. Make sure you prioritize beforehand. Print out your tickets and agenda in advance. Keep these items in a… Continue reading Conference Checklist: How to Have a Productive and Enjoyable Experience

A Message from the Class of 2016

Congratulations to the Class of 2016! As a fellow graduate myself, I feel compelled to share these inspiring words of wisdom from speakers, students, and graduates alike. As you pursue your goals and passions, remember to be: Proud “ I am here and I am successful because I am a Latina—because being a Latina has… Continue reading A Message from the Class of 2016