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Image of Tanyah Barnes This blog will contain the random musings of my mind or simply my reactions to the world around me.  I love to share food for thought or stir up a good debate.  I am interested in a variety of topics that mainly center around feminism/femininity, diversity, technology, social justice, equality, faith, higher education, and student affairs.  I hope you enjoy and come back often!

Who is Tanyah Barnes?

I am a native Floridian, some would say a Southern Gal,  living in the Northeast- for now!  I am a creative being that loves to read, sometimes write, but always watch and listen!  I am often described as a woman, sister, daughter, BBW, mentor, friend, advisor, advocate, techie, DIYer, dreamer, event planner, go-getter, graphic designer, web-designer, plus-sized princess and Student Affairs Professional.  My heart cries out for peace, love, and service of others.  If you ask me- I  am a dynamic, passionate and complicated piece of music that leaves your ears and soul wanting more!

I am an alum of the University of Florida (Go Gators) and the University of South Florida (Go Bulls).  I am an active member of the Apalachin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

I currently work (day job) at Binghamton University (Go Bearcats) as Diversity Fellow in the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. As a professional I have also worked in Residential Life, Graduate School recruitment, Civic Engagement, Communications & Marketing, Educational Opportunity Program,  Fraternity & Sorority Life,  Interpersonal Violence Prevention, and Parent and Family Programs.  I have worked as a student affairs professional for about seven years and have loved every moment of it.  My passions are diversity programming, advising, distance learning, leadership & development, student activities, student affairs and technology (marketing/tech/branding), and transition programs.

I also work as a graphic designer for Noelle Ivey Designs and consult with CeCe Olisa as Admin for #PSPfit, a healthy lifestyle challenge for plus-sized women.  Contact me at fitness@thebiggirlblog.com or visit pspfit.com for more information.

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One comment on “About
  1. Kay Elle says:

    Great picture of you, Tanyah!

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