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

#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

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

We Need Diverse Books

Boys and girls across the nation deserve to see themselves in the books they read. When their minds are open to reading, their minds are open to learning. Characters that reflect the fullness of humanity in regards to culture, background, nationality, and interests will ultimately challenge perspectives and implement more inclusion. The children matter. It's… Continue reading We Need Diverse Books