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

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

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

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

Poets that Energize Us

Poetry has a profound effect on all those that embrace it. The poets that I listed below have valuable advice and insights for writers. I hope that these quotes can inspire. "We must create work that refuses to leave this world the same as when we entered. We do not have the luxury of only… Continue reading Poets that Energize Us

Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers

Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou A Few Figs From Thistles by Edna St. Vincent Millay Bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire The Lost Lunar Baedeker (Poems) by Mina Loy On the Bus with Rosa Parks by Rita Dove My Father Was… Continue reading Ten Poetry Collections by Women Writers

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