A Sista’s Got To Work It Out

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October 28th, 2014 | Grad Grind | 2 Comments

I'm inspired by Dr. Kyra Gaunt to regularly blog about my work, research, and interests. Afterall, this stuff can't just live up inside of my head and it's a welcome break from all of the heavy academic reading and writing I do daily. Now at the end of my third term as a doctoral student, I am really narrowing down my ideas. Luckily, my interests have not changed since beginning my program, but they have grown. I've sometimes sat with this notion that I must drill ...

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The New Year Is Here, Now What?

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January 6th, 2014 | Mamahood, Spirituality, Work It | 2 Comments

I stopped making New Year's resolutions some time ago. It's not that I didn't want to do or be better, or that I didn't want to take the opportunity to use this time of the year (usually accompanied by time off from work) to take stock of my life and figure out what I needed to tweak. I did. But what I usually wound up doing was expending lots of energy for the first 2-3 weeks of January, then falling off and returning back to life as usual. So I quit making ...

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Makers, Consumers, and Creators, oh my!

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November 7th, 2013 | Mamahood | 0 Comment

A couple of weeks ago, I read this great post on Fly Girl Blog about fixing homogeneity by being a maker. It was one of those moments that set all types of light bulbs off. Andrea began the article with a link to this article about building real diversity in advertising. What struck me was that I am just finishing a course in grad school, Engaging Difference, where we focused on communities of practice and traversing differences across boundaries using artifacts, ...

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