With my sisters, I am best.While these words are the last words in the Affirmation for my sorority, Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, INcorporated, these six words resonate on a level that extends beyond music and band life. These words have almost become a mantra for existing and thriving through this world as … Continue reading #BlackGirlMagic Amplified Through Music | An Affirmation
Dr. Stephanie Evans of Clark Atlanta University undertook a herculean effort: to compile a list of books by, for, and about Black women that are based within women's studies and/or those that fall within the women's studies knowledge tree. Read this post to learn how #CiteASista is connected to this project, and for a direct link to the Black Women's Studies Booklist she developed.
Yesterday was Valentine's Day. If you're like most of us on Team CiteASista you were too busy working or writing or parenting or some combination to make things happen in full force. But that's what weekends are for and we've got a sure hit to get yours popping. Team #CiteASista's fave and fellow Metro ATL … Continue reading Ciara’s #GreatestLove: Our Valentines Day Weekend & Summer Bop
It's spring semester ya'll, and for me, that means graduation season is almost upon us. If you're like me, "Omg," "fml," "I'm so behind," etc. will be screams heard 'round the world (and certainly from me) as we draw closer and closer to defense dates and final submission deadlines for the graduate school. As I think … Continue reading 8 Useful Graduation Gifts for the (Almost) Ph.D. in Your Life
I had every intention of writing a lengthy post about World Aids Day. Instead, I'll pull a Buzzfeed and share with you my tweets about today: ** Header image by: AIDS Service Foundation
"No more aimless scrolling. No more spending time in spaces that drained me emotionally... My plan isn't to completely run away from or stop using social media altogether. But it is to be more intentional about how much time I spend aimlessly scrolling and the messages I'm digesting and internalizing as a result of my social media usage."
Nicki Minaj has released her highly anticipated 4th Studio Album QUEEN today and the internet is ablaze. For full disclosure, I'm a Nicki fan and have never steered clear of admitting this even when I have to express my disappointment of some of her actions (e.g. her commentary on sex work). At the first playthrough, I found … Continue reading New Music Friday: Nicki Minaj “Queen”
This morning on Facebook, I'd written a status asking about ghosting and the word no. The status said-- I have a question for Gen X/ Millennials... why is it so hard for people to say “no” in lieu of ghosting? Saying no is responsible. It shows you considered something but for whatever reason, it won’t … Continue reading Is “No” a Dirty Word: On our Culture of “Ghosting”
Black girl freed 1,000 men and I could have freed a thousand more if they wanted to see me free too... Ain't that a word?