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Bring back our girls

You know what was a global tragedy that people barely talked about? The kidnapping of the Chibok schoolgirls in Nigeria. How did we let hundreds of children be taken from school and held captive for years and doing nothing to return them to their families safe? How did many people in the world not even… Continue reading Bring back our girls

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Normal Black Girls Rock Too

Representation matters so much. Seeing art, success, and passion come from other black women makes me feel like I can do and create anything. I don’t feel so inadequate and insignificant when I see those who come before me doing great things (but it’s also just as important to see people who look like me… Continue reading Normal Black Girls Rock Too

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“Congratulate Tayler on her work anniversary”

I am a new professional and this week marks my first year of my first full-time job after grad school. Aside from getting used to the agonizing notion that I will never have summer break ever again (and this transition is *not literally* rough on my body), I find that my days are filled with… Continue reading “Congratulate Tayler on her work anniversary”

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You’re Story is Important (And Other Grammar Lessons)

Recently, I attended a conference where Tara Westover was one of the keynote speakers. Not as recently, I read her book Educated. So, I was absolutely fan-girling when I discovered that (my professor weeps to herself every time she senses me use the word that. She hated that world and instill in us students that… Continue reading You’re Story is Important (And Other Grammar Lessons)

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There Will Be No Birthday Miracles

Yesterday was my birthday! As I was approaching 25, I have been reflecting on who I am and who I want to be; I have really been thinking about what my story is. There Will Be No Miracles Here was a fantastic memoir and Casey Gerald is an extraordinary storyteller. I first experienced him on… Continue reading There Will Be No Birthday Miracles