I Do It For The Roses

“While strolling through the fields of time, there’s many things to see; But nature is the greatest sight, that there could ever be. The greatest of them all to me is how the world was formed; And why the roses have to live each day among the thorns.” Image provided by bitrebels.com My work placesContinue reading “I Do It For The Roses”

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Rights and Responsibilities

As I meditated this morning I came across a scripture, 1 Corinthians 10:23 and 24 that reads, “I have the right to do anything,” you say – but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything” – but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others.(NIV)Continue reading “Rights and Responsibilities”

Evidence of Things Unseen

Colleges Campuses Are Full Of Subtle Racism And Sexism, Study Says. First, way to go Missouri for trying to own your stuff and respond appropriately. This is a good read, and more evidence of problems across the academy. I don’t expect my colleagues who are part of the dominant culture (however that manifests in yourContinue reading “Evidence of Things Unseen”

Grace

I’ve commented a few times recently via social media how amazing critical colleagues are. These are people who will challenge you, call you out, help you grow and learn in very authentic ways. One such college, who works in Pennsylvania and co-facilitates with me at various leadership conferences across the country, engaged me in great reflectionContinue reading “Grace”

Real Fear

I share this very personal message from a place of fear because we all know fear on some level. Women know fear from just being women. Surrounded by men in a male-centric world where “rape culture” is actually a thing. Think about that – we have something called rape culture. Men, White folks and othersContinue reading “Real Fear”

Understanding and Managing Privilege

In my work, discussions of privilege and power come up a lot – and actually should come up more. Talking about privilege and power is not meant for trivial coffee conversations either. It is a matter that impacts us every day of our lives, no matter your many social identities. When I find resources thatContinue reading “Understanding and Managing Privilege”