As August pulls up on us real sneaky, many of us are preparing to start or return to our respective universities so I’m dedicating my August posts to Back to School activities and preparations. Thinking about the dreaded move in and settling in process, I remember my first day of college, moving into the dorm.… Read More #BackToSchoolTBT: My Freshman Move-In Day [FAIL] Story
Twitter has been key in connecting me with others like myself who are on this academic journey and keeping me up to speed with opportunities and events that interest me as an academic, black girl, and otherwise. I’ve made some great cyber homies through twitter, which works great for times when my introversion is at its… Read More 10 Twitter accounts you should be following if you’re a #blackademic
I’ve recently been pondering whether or not my blog should remain “anonymous” although, technically, given the available social media links it isn’t really. I see my lovely fellow bloggers always with the cute pictures and icons, I figure well what else is going to be the face of my blog but me? Why did I… Read More Who’s the BoujeeRatchademic?
My choice to forgive needs to either contribute to or be the culmination of a healing process for myself. Your life cannot revolve around someone else’s feelings. And I rebuke the doctrine that makes a woman feel as if her lot in life is to constantly forgive and that’s as good as she gets. … Read More The Church, Black Women, and “Forgiveness Indoctrination”
Have you read all the books you own? As stated in a previous post, I work in a bookstore. In the past several months, I’ve actually managed to downsize the number of clothes, shoes, and everything else I own. But that darn book collection. #Sorrynotsorry. Every week there are new promotions at the job so new… Read More Summer reading challenge 2017