DEI stands for diversity, equity, and inclusion. It’s everywhere these days. In the workplace, DEI is advocating for people of diverse backgrounds (race, gender, sexual orientation, age, etc.) to be treated equitably while providing an environment or a feeling of belonging and inclusion. Unless you are an evil person, I’m
I typically never write poetry. Okay, let me rephrase that: I rarely am drawn to write poetry. That’s because poetry only comes to me when I’m down on life, which, yeah for me, doesn’t happen often. Nonetheless, back in 2016, it did. At the same time, I was handed a
What is a Sabbatical? According to Wikipedia, a ‘sabbatical’ is a lengthy, intentional break from a career. A sabbatical can be a beautiful thing. I should know, I’m on my second one. However, before you tell your boss to shove it, I would encourage you to do some homework first.
Dear Trump-Supporting Republicans:
The headline is spot on. You have been DICKs. You’ve had every chance to stand up for what was right. You had the opportunity to be on the other side of that coin: You could have been RICKs.
ARE YOU A GOOD PERSON? When I was a kid, I admired Mother Teresa. She helped the poor and the sick, and she was an international symbol for Catholicism. Now, as an adult, I realize that she poses somewhat of a challenge because of her extreme religious views and how
THINGS I LEARNED FROM THE OCEAN Sometimes, we are asked if we are either beach or mountain people. I’d like to think that I’m both. In North Carolina, when you refer to mountains, it really means the Blue Ridge Mountain Range with all its awesome trees and small—do I dare
Break-Up or Make-Up? When Family, Friends, and Acquaintances Spread Disinformation on Social Media I got attacked on social media. It finally happened. It was something I had purposely tried to avoid for the longest time. There were many reasons I did not want to get into a debate (really, more
PARENTAL VISITS AND THE ART OF LETTING (THEM) GO Author’s note: This was originally written in 2018 when I reflected on my parent’s visit to the United States in the realization that they will not be around forever. Considering how all of our lives have changed with Covid-19, I wanted
I just started listening to my first audiobook. I picked Brittney Cooper’s “Eloquent Rage” – a book about a black feminist discovering her superpower – for several reasons: I had never read a book by a black author, and I wanted to hear a female author narrate her own memoir