April is an interesting month, especially as a student. It's warmer outside. The colors are more vivid. Winter is over! Who wants to sit in a room to read and write? There are festivals and concerts to attend. Lunches on patios. Cookouts happening so you can reconnect with friends. //giphy.com/embed/xUPGcxJifn7dEpmqcgvia GIPHY The end of the … Continue reading Get Sh*t Done: How to Finish What You Started, Even When You’re Tired
Hey Y'all! I hope after reading my first post you feel confident in trusting me to get you right. I know you're wondering what to pull out of your clothing bins for spring and what are some big trends as life begins to heat up. Below I'll give you the colors and looks I'd recommend … Continue reading Time to Glow Up (It’s Spring Yall)
With the social, economic, and political landscape that we are faced with in 2017, there are so many challenges that we must confront. With my work as a Higher Education Professional, I often sit in meetings where we think critically about the needs of our students and how we can connect them to the resources … Continue reading Let’s Talk About The People in the Background
My name is Brittany Williams and beyond these accolades, I’m a Sister; Daughter; Cousin; Mentor; Friend; Mentee; Socialite Wannabe; Wing Woman Extraordinaire; Grammar Rule Breaker; Word Creator; Aspiring Raging Feminist Bitch; Fashion Connoisseur; Makeup Enthusiast… And Every. Single. Day. I struggle not to hate myself because of my body.
I am a fat-bodied Black woman. I literally take up space. My Blackness, gender, and the intersection of the two take up space that is often denied to me in physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual spaces. The White supremacist, patriarchal society that I and other Black women exist within expects us to take up as … Continue reading Taking Up Space: A Black Graduate Women’s Photo Shoot as Black Feminist Praxis
As a part of my professional development package with my current place of employment, I’m consistently catching flights to other parts of the country to attend conferences and workshops. As I traveled back from a recent gathering in Boston, I was fortunate enough to be seated next to an off-duty flight attendant. Ya'll... My nerves … Continue reading Chasing Checks vs. Chasing Dreams
Our dearest #CiteASista community- We (Brittany and Joan) have had a busy March with the launch of citeasista.com and a presentation at an annual higher education conference (photos on the tag!). During the conference, we met people who previously participated in our monthly chats and many of whom shared with us about how being a … Continue reading Tell US Your #CiteASista Story!