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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

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The lost files: #BMCatCBC Black Millennial Mixer 2019. Such a good time with great people. ••• Happy Birthday @suezette! Thanks for being an amazing mentor, role model and friend to so many Black folx, especially us in the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion space.
Congratulations to the newest Binghamton City Councilwomen, my soror Dr. Angela Riley and Aviva Friedman! #WomenLead #BlackWomenLead #RunAsYouAre #Election2019 #Extremist
Yesterday we stood in solidarity with Black people all over the US; honoring our historical victories as well as the Black lives we’ve lost in the struggle — especially Black Femme and Trans folx. Today we cast our vote to continue on the road to a bigger, better and brighter future because our #Vote is our voice and #everyvotematters. #ElectionDay #Election2019 #EveryVoteCounts #WeAreBinghamton #BinghamtonU
Halloween 2019 Part 2: Harrieta Potter. “I solemnly swear that i’m up to no good.” #halloween #harrypotter #gryffindor #halloween2019 #halloweencostume #latergram #doitforthekids #ootd #qotd #flashbackfriday
Had an amazing time on Thursday with the @binghamtonu Distinguished Speaker Series Committee as we hosted @svcanals, Binghamton alumnus and co-creator, writer, director and executive producer of the award winning @POSEonFX. I spent the entire day thinking something about Steven seemed so familiar — then you realize you met before, because #HigherEd and Student Affairs is really a small world. You can always spot a kindred spirit; so much of Steven’s story and the wisdom he shared resonated with me. Two pieces of advice that he shared, which will join my forever quote space: “Let’s never minimize the importance of talking to a person as a human and creating a shared heart space.” “We need to think about how we include the identities and lived experiences of our students in the curriculum.” Thanks for giving of so much of your heart and time, @svcanals! Until we meet again, keep “leaning into the truth with a big T!” #SApro #BingStonewall50 #LASU50 #LGBTQHistoryMonth #QOTD #Latergram
Kitty is ready to come out and play... #Halloween #halloween19 #Weekendvibes #myblackisbeautiful
Hey Bing, @svcanals is inviting you to come meet him at “An Evening with Steven Canals” our Latinx Heritage Month meets Pride Month Keynote event; don’t miss it! Steven is the co-creator, writer, director, and executive producer of the award winning @POSEonFx. Tickets are free for students, faculty and staff; and just $7 for our friends, guest and community supporters. I’m so excited! #WeAreBinghamton #BingStonewall50 #LGBTQHistoryMonth #PrideMonth #ForTheCulture #BinghamtonU
Binghamton crew at @AmericaEast #SpreadRespect Forum Day 1. It was such an honor to learn from and meet the amazing Dr. Richard Lapchick. #WeAreBinghamton #BinghamtonU #Udiversity
Rest in power @repcummings. Today we are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Congressman Elijah Cummings, a true mentor for so many Black Millennials and a staunch advocate for equity and racial justice. Our hearts go out to his family and congressional district. #BMCSpotlight #BMCMovement
Today was a hectic day, but one of the highlights was being surprised by one of my Grads with a special treat for #NationalBossDay; that I honestly didn’t even know about. Our team has expanded and i’m so very grateful that’s it’s filled with phenomenal people. #nationalbossday
So proud of my soror, @ladyangela124, the Democratic Candidate for Binghamton City Council 3rd District. She is truly phenomenal. Check out her campaign at @friendsofangelariley.
“I’ll always fight for these stories. I’m invested in portraying the full human experience, especially for people that look like me.” — Ruben Santiago-Hudson. It was such an honor meeting and learning from the accomplished Ruben Santiago-Hudson this week as a part of our “Not for Nothing Other: African American Portrayals 1930s to today” exhibit and series of events. It has been a true pleasure collaborating with the team on this exhibit and experiences. The talent, the stories, the full reflection of African Americans as full and whole human beings is something you truly have to experience. Don’t miss this exhibit running in the Binghamton University Art Musuem now until Dec 2019. #MyBlackisBeautiful #Creativist #BlackArt #BlackLivesMatter
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