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

Women are at the Center of Revolutionary Change

The Women's March on Washington will be a historical day.  I will be participating in the Women's March on Sacramento (a sister march) and am truly looking forward to seeing my community come together. I know that change is within our reach and that we can play an important role in contributing to a positive and… Continue reading Women are at the Center of Revolutionary Change

World Mental Health Day

Today is a day with you at the center. Are you taking care of yourself? Maybe you are fulfilling the needs of your soul and body, but what about your mind? Here are five things to remember: Don't over exert yourself. There is a misconception that we all need to be busy all the time. Don't be… Continue reading World Mental Health Day

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

Live Your Best Week!

Writers, creatives, artists, students! Want to have a better week? Incorporate these simple steps into your routine: Go to bed free of distraction so you that you can wake up with intention. Yes. Early. No excuses. No ifs, ands, or buts. A better week starts with a better day, so make the most of it! Eat… Continue reading Live Your Best Week!

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

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

The Most \m/ Links of the Week

Here's a round up of stories (some older, some newer) that rock! WHAT DO HARDCORE, FERGUSON, AND THE "ANGRY BLACK WOMAN" TROPE ALL HAVE IN COMMON? BY: KAYLA PHILLIPS "Solidarity is awareness, and the ability to listen if you say you're going to. It's standing beside me or behind me, not in front of me."… Continue reading The Most \m/ Links of the Week

A Message From Our Fairy Godmamas and Sistas

#BlackGirlsRock is sweeping the globe as women and girls are reminded of their worth, magic, and excellence. Danai Gurira, who was recognized for her Star Power, mentioned the importance of having a fairy godmama or sister-someone to look up to as you pursue your goals and dreams. Here are some powerful words and insights to remember from our… Continue reading A Message From Our Fairy Godmamas and Sistas

Maya Angelou Empowers the Youth

Here is some #MondayMotivation for students who may be returning back to school and for those seeking inspiration. Find a cozy place to relax and take in each word for all that it's worth. Today's post features Maya Angelou  who was one of the most influential writers in my journey as a scholar and educator.… Continue reading Maya Angelou Empowers the Youth