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NaNoWriMo? Perhaps

November 3rd, 2014 | Academy | 7 Comments »

Ever since I discovered NaNoWriMo, or National Novel Writing Month, about seven years ago, I said to myself, "Aiesha, you are going to do this! You will take the month of November and write a novel!" For two of those years I was working on my Master's and for the last two, ...

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A Sista’s Got To Work It Out

October 28th, 2014 | Academy, Thoughts | 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 ...

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The New Year Is Here, Now What?

January 6th, 2014 | Balancing Act, Thoughts | 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 ...

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Makers, Consumers, and Creators, oh my!

November 7th, 2013 | DIY, Media, Publishing, Teaching | 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. ...