Generation Hopefuls

"Y'all always talking down on our generation."- a 7th grader, 2017 Today, one of my students asked me if I saw hope in this generation. I hesitated, fighting myself not to answer with a cold "no". Because, after all, that's not how I honestly felt. After a moment of reconsideration, I answered, "The question is: do... Continue Reading →

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Embracing Your “Me”

“Just do you. Go with the flow and with your life because that's you experiencing life. You being yourself is you doing your purpose, so the more we get out of the mindset of thinking there's a certain way to go about things, the more free we become.” –KeKe Palmer

Taking a Seat at the Table

A breakdown of the significance of Solange's latest album Four years after her buzz-worthy "True" EP, Solange has released her third studio album, "A Seat At The Table." The multi-talented artist wrote, arranged and co-produced every track of this prolific piece of work. For assistance, she enlisted indie-rock vets David Andrew Sitek of TV on... Continue Reading →

9 Tips on Caring for You

"You can't pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first." I am sure you have seen this quote floating around on some self-health blog or one of those healthy living Instagram pages. Because, honestly, that's exactly where I read it first. I archived this jewel in my gallery of screenshots months ago, and I have come across it... Continue Reading →

I Don’t Belong to You: A Review

Quiet the Noise: Find Your Voice KeKe Palmer, the youngest nominee for a SAG award in the lead actress category, the youngest talk show host ever, the youngest and first Black Cinderella on Broadway, and the first Black Marty in the movie Grease, is now an author. In her writing, KeKe shares her personal experiences... Continue Reading →

To Be or Not to Be, Selfish

Many of us maintain the notion that selfishness negates consideration. It requires certain levels of arrogance and dissociation. Therefore, it is widely rejected, along with anyone who exhibits the attribute. Contrarily, those that constantly put others before themselves are reverenced. We think them to be the most selfless. And they are, for the most part.... Continue Reading →

Unmasking: My Thoughts

Last Friday, I decided to show my 7th graders some clips of a poet, being that we are studying poetry at the moment. Maya Angelou was the first to come to mind. Now, anyone that knows me as a writer knows how deeply inspired I am by her. Of course, I wanted to pick a... Continue Reading →

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