International Women’s Day: Meet The Diamond Writers

International Women’s Day: Meet The Diamond Writers

Black Excellence, Book Lovers, Empower & Inspire
Happy International Women's Day! On this women's day, I want to tell you about a group I joined at the start of the pandemic that has grown tremendously since our initial Zoom call. Meet the Diamond Writers We were founded by Queen Pen herself, Natima Sheree. From the site:"The Diamond Writers (A Transparent Gem Inc. company) is a women-only space dedicated to promoting and supporting women writers, literary influencers, bloggers, and content creators. We are a sisterhood, a non-competitive safe place, and a repository for the creative works of female storytellers, authors, and literary influencers." Last March, we released our first anthology, Pretty Broken, where ten of us bore our soul and told stories of trauma and healing. In April 2022, the group has expanded and is set to release…
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What I Loved About The 2020-2021 School Year

What I Loved About The 2020-2021 School Year

Empower & Inspire
Today, Tuesday, June 15, 2021, is finally here!  It's the last day of the longest school year since I began teaching in 2008.  There were times this school year I didn't know if this day would ever come. So many things changed, so many different times, and last minute. There were new programs to learn, another way to implement curriculum, and the demands and expectations remained in place even though we were online 75% of the school year. (more…)
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Celebrating the one year anniversary of No, I Don’t Have To

Celebrating the one year anniversary of No, I Don’t Have To

Book Lovers, Empower & Inspire
One year ago today, I independently published my very first ebook, No, I Don't Have To via Amazon. By releasing my book, I realized my dream of becoming an author and creating another income source on my road to entrepreneurship.To celebrate my first anniversary, I am releasing the story that has received the most feedback and reactions FOR FREE. See below-Imaginary Race. (more…)
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You’ve Made It This Far For A Reason

You’ve Made It This Far For A Reason

Empower & Inspire
You've made it this far. You've made it through or are making it through some of the most challenging times in your life. There were some things you thought would absolutely break you, but look at you-you're here. You did it. You're doing it. While I'm speaking to you, I am also speaking to me. If you had told me fifteen years ago, I would have survived my mother's death and went on to do some of the things I've done; I would have thought you were crazy. But look at me- I'm succeeding. I'm thriving, growing, learning, and improving daily. Has it been tough? PLEASE BELIEVE IT. There have been times I've wanted to give up. There have been times when I thought I gave up, but I kept…
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My Favorite Inspirational Books

My Favorite Inspirational Books

Book Lovers, Empower & Inspire
Reading is one of my favorite things to do. Cliche or not-reading is the key to a better life. The reader and Language Arts teacher in me believes that wholeheartedly.  Below is a list of a few of my favorite inspirational books. These books have taught me, changed me, and inspired me to better and do better. Have you read any of my favorites? What book has changed your life?
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