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I am one of those people that can’t write in silence. However, I am also one of those people that can’t write if I am listening to music I know the words to. So my compromise is to listen to instrumentals. The playlist below is one I have made from movie/tv soundtracks, classical music, and […]

2018 Goals

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Who needs resolutions when you can have goals? To me, resolutions are things people hope to accomplish, but rarely actually make an effort towards. Goals, on the other hand, are things that people will actually work for. That is why for 2018 I am making goals, not resolutions. I’ll keep this post simple and just […]

Building a Classroom Library

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So, this week, let’s start off with some great news: I have accepted a position as a Language Arts teacher at a local high school! I am so excited for this position. Some of you may know, I originally went in to get my Master’s so I could eventually teach on the college level, but, […]

#BlackGirlMagic in Publishing

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First off, there is so much #blackgirlmagic happening in publishing write now. Angie Thomas, Tomi Adeyemi, Dhonielle Clayton. It is beautiful to finally see more black women making it in publishing. In theaters now is¬†Everything, Everything, a YA romance based off of a book written by a wonderful black woman, Nicola Yoon. I get so […]

Summer of Color

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Recently looking at my bookshelf, I realized that there was something missing. This was emphasized more when my friends would talk about various authors of whom I had never read. As much as I preach about the beauty of people of color, and especially women of color, they were missing from much of my reading. […]

Hello Again

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Sometimes you get to that point where you are so busy, that you are exhausted and can’t even muster up the energy to do things you enjoy. That has been me for the past couple of months, and, sadly, the main thing that fell to the wayside is this blog. There has been so much […]

New Year's Resolutions...Or Something Like That

Like most people, I am usually terrible at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Exercise more, travel more, eat healthier, spend less time on social media, blah blah blah. Except during 2016, I actually was able to keep a resolution. I resolved to take more pictures, especially of myself. See, before this year I hated taking pictures […]

R.I.P. 2016

Sigh. For the most part, 2016 has been a mixed bag of a year. While I have made many personal strides, the world around me has also be falling apart. I am sure I don’t need to explain to you why 2016 was so awful (here’s a hint: Orlando, Trump, Brexit, so many cool people […]