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Excerpt from a Career Journal: Thoughts of a 20 Something

In a small discussion group for a course on racism… What were your first experiences recognizing your own racial/ethnic identity? What did you learn about people of racial, socio-economic class, or gender groups other than your own? I remember my … Continue reading

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Corporate America

“I have to catch my breath because when I started in my career, I spent so much time as the only Black woman. I would be the one who was leading the meeting or the presentation and then someone would … Continue reading

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Abundance Flows

The first lesson you taught me: Abundance flows. Life is not about accumulation, but community. The second lesson: You create  space for others to exist in their fullness when you commit living in yours. To be placed in a world  … Continue reading

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Stigma

There’s a fear of putting our business in the street…of somehow revealing too much. Black women can perceive going to a therapist as something we don’t do. There is a deep-seated feeling that going to seek professional help is a … Continue reading

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Hair Confidence

once a former company I worked for wanted me to speak to their top executives, but only if I silk pressed my hair straight. I beautifully (and professionally) declined the invitation and sashayed away. However, it hurt deep down to … Continue reading

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