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

How to Keep it Together: A Professional’s Guide to Self Care

Look at you. You have overcome so much. You have defied the odds against you. You have set new goals for yourself and reached new heights. Yet, here you are. Overwhelmed, exhausted, and stressed. How did you get here? How did I get here? How did we get here? Over the years, we've learned how… Continue reading How to Keep it Together: A Professional’s Guide to Self Care

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

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

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