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

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

Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays

Hey all! This year has been so good to me. I've seen my writing take off! Here are my published works for the Spring and Summer season. More to come soon!   Intersectional Feminism: Race, Identity, and Gender Unapologetically Me: The Struggles of Being a Blaxican Skater Girl on My Black Matters Black girls are often measured by a… Continue reading Spring and Summer 2016: Articles, Blogs, Features, and Essays

Conference Checklist: How to Have a Productive and Enjoyable Experience

Writers, bloggers, students, and professionals! It's time to get ready for your favorite overnight conferences and workshops!   Before you go, make sure to prepare and: Plan Ahead Don't leave packing and scheduling to the last minute. Make sure you prioritize beforehand. Print out your tickets and agenda in advance. Keep these items in a… Continue reading Conference Checklist: How to Have a Productive and Enjoyable Experience

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

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