Being a Black Girl is Lit: Inspring Quotes from Women in Literature

Ready to live for you? Let these trailblazers guide you: Audre Lorde on defining who you are, “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” Alice Walker on the company you keep, "No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies… Continue reading Being a Black Girl is Lit: Inspring Quotes from Women in Literature

Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

Being a woman of color in predominately white spaces can be conflicting. Read how these women rose above it. I quit my media job when the company did't care about diversity by Rowana Abbensetts  via The Tempest "In an organization that uses Black and Latino faces at every opportunity, I found it appalling that there would… Continue reading Belonging: Essays that Highlight the Relationship between Presence and Identity

Ten Habits that Will Keep Your Writing Sharp

Writing is a full time job. The process of generating ideas and editing content is demanding. Each detail matters. What should you do to maximize your efforts? Consider these habits: Restful Sleep. Every now and then you may be consumed with a project that interferes with rest. The result? A messy draft that requires even more time… Continue reading Ten Habits that Will Keep Your Writing Sharp

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

#IStandForDiversity: Articles that Shed Light on Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusion

The start of the new school year is the start of a new chapter. Students nationwide are checking out text books, registering for important classes, and signing up for clubs and organizations. But in the shuffle, what students are lost? What students are left out? What students are struggling with the transitions? How can educators and… Continue reading #IStandForDiversity: Articles that Shed Light on Diversity, Decolonization, and Inclusion

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

2016 Releases: Summer Vibes

In need of some tunes? Here's a list of some of my favorite releases. Start your summer off with some good vibes. Pool by Porches What it feels like: Swimming underwater and basking in the sun. What it sounds like: 1980's Revival, Teenage Angst,  Electric Crooning Favorite Tracks: Underwater, Be Apart, Mood   The Way I… Continue reading 2016 Releases: Summer Vibes

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