From Graduation to Grad School

Priorities are key. Hence why everyone hasn’t heard from CWO in over a month. I’ve been working hard to finish my internship at Volunteers of America and making sure to keep up with the documents I need for graduate school. Then of course, I ended up graduating at UNCP last weekend! Last month, the original plan was for the graduation ceremony to go as planned … Continue reading From Graduation to Grad School

This Week Shook Me to the Core

Man, I haven’t cried in a LONG time. I cried last week though. I think the emotions of what’s happening to people who look like me is what pushed me over the edge. Last Friday, I watched my amazing peers, faculty and staff from my former institution have a peaceful protest for the lives of those who were facing injustices throughout this nation. I also … Continue reading This Week Shook Me to the Core

Educating Myself on the Work

Don’t get it twisted protests are still happening. I don’t know why I feel this way, but this hunger for advocating is intense. One of the most common advice I’ve seen from different educators is that the black community needed to get organized, like TODAY. If we don’t, guess what? We’re going to come back in a full circle AGAIN of no change. I’ve created … Continue reading Educating Myself on the Work

Becoming Inspired and Learning About Yourself

In case you thought someone forgot…Black Lives Still Matter. Don’t get it twisted. Throughout my life, I started to realize being inspired isn’t the problem, it’s keeping the momentum. Inspiration is a beautiful feeling because for a moment the vision you’ve probably dreamed about everyday is now coming to life. For myself, I truly begin to be inspired when writing short stories or news articles. … Continue reading Becoming Inspired and Learning About Yourself