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Thoughts Transform: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

So this morning I read a thought piece about a meme (image for the less trendy) of a plus-sized woman that is circling social media. The article caused me to do some personal reflection; have I been one of those

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Thoughts Transform: setting a caged bird free!

Caged Bird Poem excerpt

Are you a caged bird without a cage? The other day I read a blog post that got me to thinking… transformative thinking.  It featured a sensational discussion of differing perspectives regarding an image on Instagram, a social media site. 

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Thoughts Transform: Let Your Faith Shine

Let your faith shine through!

Today, in the spirit of #ThoughtfulThursday, I bring you the first of many posts on thoughts that may transform your outlook or enjoyment of life. Last week Maya Angelou, one of my all time favorite activists and poets, was called

Posted in Faith, Inspiration and Motivation, Thoughts

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Live your best life, the countdown to graduation has begun.  So unbelievably proud and honored to celebrate the @bueop Class of 2018 graduates, especially all of my Program Assistants, Student Managers, MRC Culture Squad Alumni and cultural student leaders.  You are indeed living your best life and I can’t wait to witness all the amazing accomplishments, successes, experiences and stories yet to come.  #FortheCulture #SquadUp #WakandaForever #Bearcats4Life Mood. Ask and you shall receive.  I receive this. Tomorrow.  I will be walking out with my students.  Join me! #nationalwalkout #endgunviolence #ifnotnowthenwhen #binghamtonuniversity #binghamtonu #enoughisenough #parkland A powerful sermon today from @pastorhjw at @alfredstreetbc.  Draw nearer to the Cross and let God be your Guide.  Every person is God’s Child and every experience is God’s lesson.  This Lent I will draw closer so I can acknowledge the suffering, dignify the humanity and see God in all those who are opposite.  If you are firm in your faith and clear in your awareness of who’s you are, proximity to those struggling will not only fortify your faith but also spread God’s truest love to those who need it most.  What are you learning? #Faithfilled #Servent #Student #Lent #Goddefinesmycharacter Breaking my no posts about the current President to get y’all to focus on the bigger issues.  Deregulation of the Banks is on the docket and can adversely impact our economy.  Anyone got facts to share on the banking issue?  Let’s get the focus where it needs to be. #StayWoke Currently trying a new charcoal mask from my @ipsy bag.  Have you tried charcoal? .... Hope you have a happy soulful self-care Sunday! Now playing.... This joint got me reminiscing on so many glorious memories of HHS, West Tampa and Carver City.  Love this classic @realtamiaworld. Good night loves.  #90s #80sbaby #TampaBay #GoBigRed It’s winter wondaland up in the Northeast today. Guess where i’m at ... #SnowBing Happy last Sunday of BHM.  Feeling all jazzy in my Black Excellence in honor of @bsu1968 and's Black Excellence Brunch. #bhm2018 #myblackisbeautiful "Write your own narrative and be unapologetically you." -Regina Hall.
About last night's Black History Month Keynote and meeting @morereginahall.  She is phenomenal and I am now a bigger fan than I was just two days ago.  What a wonderful way to capture black history through the arts in hearing a proclamation from @nygovcuomo, embracing and learning from Regina's story and then presenting her with a beautiful rendering all during @bsu1968's BHM Keynote.  Much love and thanks to Govenor Cuomo for the recognition, to Regina for sharing your journey through such inspiring words and to @ravinjusfresh for creating this wonderful painting of Regina and gifting it to @Binghamtonu.  You've both got amazing talent! •
#bhm2018 #blackhistorymonth #blackartist #celebrateblackart #blackexcellence #myblackisbeautiful #creativity #painters #ReginaHall #RepresentationMatters #udiversity #binghamton #binghamtonu #binghamtonuniversity #WakandaForever.  @BlackPanther was even better the second time around in 3D. 👚: @bsngear. About this morning’s midnight Bing Black Panther Private Screening... Over 1500 students RSVP'd for Four theaters, 300 tickets, and so much black excellence.  Go see @blackpanther, if you haven’t, it is a phenomenal movie!! #blackpanther #wakandaforever #BHM2018 #binghamtonuniversity #binghamtonu #udiversity