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... 

8 Useful Graduation Gifts for the (Almost) Ph.D. in Your Life

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