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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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Today’s Words of Wisdom: A Mother’s Love…

I am who I am today because of the guidance, dedication, devotion, and sometimes heavy handed lessons, that I received from the many mothers in my life.  I learned a long time ago that life’s journey is only as rich

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Posted in Family, Inspiration and Motivation, Love

Today’s Words of Wisdom: Love is

Today’s Words of Wisdom are inspired by a video I watched a few weeks back (included below).  I have been reflecting a good amount on friendship and unconditional love after recently considering ending a longtime friendship.  As I have grown

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Today’s Word of Wisdom: Service is…

Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this earth.  –Shirley Chisholm, member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. One thing that truly motivates and re-energizes me is serving others.  I have been committed to community

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Today’s Words of Wisdom: The Grass is Greener…

Image of green nature

Today’s words of wisdom are sparked by the need to help motivate my Resident Assistant Staff. For those of you that work in education, specifically the collegiate environment, you know that the last four to six weeks of the academic

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Posted in Inspiration and Motivation, Student Affairs

Today’s Words of Wisdom: Sometimes you need to walk away…

Image of a quote, sometimes you need to walk away....

Today’s words of wisdom come by way of an image I came across while doing a little people watching on Facebook.  Facebook/Twitter watching has become one of my favorite past times, generally while I am bored or have a few

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Quotes Inspire…

If you know anything about me then you know I absolutely love a good quote.  I am also a strong proponent against reinventing the wheel and believe that great minds do in fact think alike (not sure who coined either

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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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