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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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