Black love is a special type of love to me. The images of two strong Black people coming together to create a life of faith, love, communication, and respect makes me believe. Black friendship is important, we have our own struggles, but having someone else to help us on the journey to being who we… Continue reading Black Love #BlackBlogsMatter #Day14
I waited a while to write this one, wanting to make sure I was able to get all of my thoughts out properly, and I still don't think I've gotten them all down. At no time in this #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge have we tried to ban someone from speaking their mind, instead, we are simply taking… Continue reading Why I [Can’t] Stop Worrying About What White People Think … #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Week2
Solange gave us an entire song and folks still won't listen - Don't Touch My Hair Back when India Arie wasn't periodically problematic, she made the Black Woman hair anthem w/ Akon - I Am Not My Hair Hair is very sacred in the black community. Some of us have taken years to love the craziness… Continue reading It’s My Hair #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge #Day8
#BlackBlogsMatter Challenge Day 5 - Cultural Appropriation Just to be clear, this is about a lot more than money, more of decency, courtesy, respect, value, and being human. Cultural Appropriation: the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture. That is one of the easiest definitions of any word in the dictionary. This… Continue reading #BlackBlogsMatter [Run Us Our Respect] Day 5
First, black people don't hate you ... we hate your silence. If we're being honest, that sums it all up. We hate when you whisper, "I voted for Obama" to us when we're having an entirely different conversation. What's the point? We hate feeling like we are not enough when put next to our coworkers,… Continue reading Dear White People – Speak Up #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge #Day2
I'm accepting the #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge put on by Sarah Morgan, check her out she's awesome and make sure to purchase some of the #BlackBlogsMatter items. I find it important to participate in this challenge because if WE don't get the word out, who will? If we don't tell our stories, showcase our art, create our visions,… Continue reading We Are Here and We Matter! #BlackBlogsMatter Challenge #Week1
I had my first speaking engagement this past Sunday! I was extremely nervous and have been for the past few weeks. What if I didn't provide them with the right amount of information, what if I rambled on and on, what if the presentation messes up? There were so many concerns I had over the… Continue reading Preparing the Future – Speaking in Public
My last vacation of 2017 was pretty amazing. It was my very first real vacation that wasn't over a weekend in the last two years. I can't believe how much rest I got or how much I didn't want to go back to work. Don't get me wrong, I missed my job, and couldn't wait… Continue reading HR – Take A Vacation!
"When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it" - Paulo Coelho Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/paulo_coelho_406635 Every January my timeline is flooded with resolutions my peers are aspiring to. For instance, to lose weight, fix their credit, and attempting to find the one yet again. One thing I do not see… Continue reading Getting Unstuck: Creating a Vision Board Guest Post
I was talking to a friend the other day, they wanted to know if any HR positions were available in our area. I first referred them to Northern Alabama Society of Human Resources (NASHRM), one because I'm trying to increase our membership and two ... we're awesome, duh. Anyway, I informed them of a few… Continue reading Should You Leave?