80 Children’s Books Written by, about, or for African-American, Muslim, or Multi-Racial Families

She chose her words carefully, but purposely. We were a diverse bunch. There were visitors from Australia who worked with refugees and undocumented immigrants there. There were accountants, VPs, Directors, Chancellors, case managers, teachers, and social workers. More than 200 of us were in attendance, many with a recently changed citizenship status ourselves. Many were … Continue reading 80 Children’s Books Written by, about, or for African-American, Muslim, or Multi-Racial Families

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He showed up in a miniature Toyota. There was room to seat four comfortably, but we were seven. Four of us over 6 feet two, 240 plus. We argued about the radio; ducked down when we saw patrol cars. Made it to the beach right before dusk and safely back to the conference before dawn. … Continue reading Free Online Courses

Day 1, Week 1: Year Two (Don’t Stop Believin’)

It was an elective. We could choose what we wanted, but two were required to graduate. The syllabus should have discouraged me, but there was a part of me buried deep down beneath the stunt double and the dancer who secretly wanted to perform. I respected his commitment and his determination that we all understand … Continue reading Day 1, Week 1: Year Two (Don’t Stop Believin’)

Motivation

I've always had something to prove. I’m short. Left-handed. Texan. It’s not something I think much about because I inherited my mother’s confidence. The interesting thing about confidence is that it doesn’t buffer you against very specific, very particular kinds of insecurities. Sometimes they’re rooted in things you can see, at other times they catch … Continue reading Motivation