Creating Boundaries: Struggles of Being a Black Woman in Higher Education

Last spring I attended a conference and sat in on a session that featured a panel with both professors and students talking about student achievement. The one common thing I heard repeated was this idea of how professors, if they really cared, needed to be available at all times. In fact, one student asserted that … Continue reading Creating Boundaries: Struggles of Being a Black Woman in Higher Education

Books about Black Women to Add to Your Black History Reading List

Let our society tell it, Black women have never had an impact on history.  Black women have no stories to tell.  Black women’s roles are to support - but never overshadow -  their husbands, sons, brothers and white counterparts.  History tends to leave Black women’s stories untold or flatten their stories into a bite-sized, one-dimensional … Continue reading Books about Black Women to Add to Your Black History Reading List

Michelle Obama's Becoming

Protecting Our Boundaries: Thoughts from Becoming

“Fences needed to go up; boundaries required protecting. Bin Laden was not invited to dinner, nor was the humanitarian crisis in Libya, nor were the Tea Party Republicans…Our family time was when big worries and urgent concerns got abruptly and mercilessly shrunk to nothing so that the small could rightly take over.” – Excerpt from Becoming by Michelle Obama I don’t know about you, but the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 have been low key kicking my butt...