In Service to Sisterhood and Scholarship (#BlackGradWomenSC)

This past March, Dr. Marvette Lacy and I hosted this year's Black graduate women and alumnae photo sista circle (#BlackGradWomenSC) at our alma mater, the University of Georgia- a historically, predominantly white institution. The response from sista-scholars to the 2017 Black Graduate Women's photo experience encouraged us to (re)turn to the same space and (re)claim the joy, … Continue reading In Service to Sisterhood and Scholarship (#BlackGradWomenSC)

“I Expect You to do Well”: Diary of a High-Achieving Black Girl

After writing extensively for three weeks, waiting off and on for written results for another three weeks, and then anxiously counting down the days until the oral defense of my preliminary exams...it happened. I was FINALLY a Doctoral Candidate! It was by far the happiest moment that I have experienced since getting the call with my … Continue reading “I Expect You to do Well”: Diary of a High-Achieving Black Girl

From #BlackHistoryMonth to #WomensHistoryMonth… It’s Black Women’s History SEASON!

It's March 1st ya'll!!!! And with March 1 comes an end to Black History Month and beginning of Women's History Month. If you're like us at Cite A Sista, both of these identities are your own, inextricably tied, and require an intersectional understanding of the world. So as we think about celebrating Black women, we … Continue reading From #BlackHistoryMonth to #WomensHistoryMonth… It’s Black Women’s History SEASON!

When #MLKday and #J15 Collide: Honoring *Soror* Septima Poinsette Clark

Black History. For some people, it is a 28-day reminder (Plus the third Monday in Jan) to commemorate the achievements and contributions of Black icons. For others, it's a reason to take a paid day off from work.  For me? It's my worldview, my impetus for moving forward, my source of strength, and my constant … Continue reading When #MLKday and #J15 Collide: Honoring *Soror* Septima Poinsette Clark