Children See Color

There is a video going around showing that kids are not color blind (embedded below). They see race. Transracial adoptees have been aware of this. I didn’t need to be told I was different from my adoptive parents. I saw race. I just didn’t know what it was. I witnessed this firsthand last weekend. The … More Children See Color

Black Sunday

4/5 stars Thank you to Catapult for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Babike and Ariyike experience their lives change when their parents divorce and their household dissolves. They and their younger brother are placed in the care of their grandmother, a woman reluctant to raise them. Each … More Black Sunday

Apologize Later

I just had my first experience of being an authority figure handling a dangerous situation. Let me tell you, it’s scary. A student approached the teaching team to inform us that there was someone stalking and possibly videoing a student in the women’s bathroom. Three of the team went to follow the suspect and call … More Apologize Later

Cafes and Culture

Happy Saturday, everyone! I am one lucky woman and have zero plans for the day. My only plans are to spend the day immersed in really good books and hopefully getting another chapter or two written in my latest novel. Minor Update: Yes, I am still loving Scrivener and will likely be purchasing it to … More Cafes and Culture

Night Theater

5/5 stars Thank you to Catapult for sending me an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.  Saheb is a surgeon at a run-down clinic with barely enough supplies to stay open. Every day is a battle as Saheb must fight to get the supplies he needs from corrupt officials. One night, … More Night Theater

Beach Read

4.5/5 stars Thank you to NetGalley and Berkley for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. January and Augustus could not be more opposite. While she writes romantic comedies, he is an acclaimed author of literary fiction. Neither understand the other. January would prefer all of her stories to … More Beach Read

Oh, what a day

How do I begin this? I lost my faith in undergrads and then regained it about two seconds later. I was walking to my building. It was the height of class changes, and undergraduates were rushing to get to class. One was in a giant hurry and cut me off in the process of maneuvering … More Oh, what a day

Advocacy Update !!!

For the last few months, I’ve been evaluating my time investment when it comes to advocacy. Sadly, with my PhD progressing and side projects in the works, making even just monthly videos is no longer sustainable. Behind the scenes, I spend my time answering questions and sharing parts of myself with people through DMs… all … More Advocacy Update !!!