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My Heart Will Go On

Unbeknownst to the masses, I was recently offered a new position with another brand within my company. It would have been exactly four years in my current position in April. Before you ask why I hadn’t left before now, I’ve tried. Not only have I been working to advance, but I successfully completed an MBA as well. Still no offers. […]

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Diversity

That one email that burns me to my soul While we have carefully reviewed your resume, we have decided to pursue other candidates, whose qualifications are more closely aligned with the requirements of the role But what about me How can I learn the skills if I’m never given the opportunity THEY said “go get an advanced degree So I did yet and still you constantly overlook me My hair isn’t burned to the roots or blonde and straightened to my shoulders Perhaps that’s why you don’t consider me over and over Maybe my skin isn’t light enough And no matter what car I drive, the degrees I hold, the languages I speak or how proper I talk I’ll still never be white enough Does my work ethic upset you My productivity speaks for itself Cause I work like I’ve got something to prove And everything to lose Is it my fault that my confidence makes my superiors feel inferior You see For me  Since day one I’ve been taught to work twice as hard, be twice as smart, be twice as good to even try to occupy spaces for people that look like me  Where there are none So when you pride yourself on “diversity” Are you even talking about me?    

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Great Value

I’ve always been a person that goes the extra mile for other people. Whether its just being a good ear to vent to, shoulder to cry on, ride to work, provider of book suggestions, you name it, I’m there. I’m typically the #1 fan and supporter of anything that my close (and sometimes Facebook) friends pursue. I’m also a sucker […]

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Subliminal

When I started this blog, I realized that it would expose me in a much different light than what others have perceived me in over the years. I was ok with it. I never put myself on a pedestal anyway. You did. People ask all the time if I’m afraid that people will assume that all of my blog experiences are about me. Some are. Some aren’t. That’s for me to know and for you to take an educated guess at. Either way, it has absolutely NOTHING to do with me. Assume away. By the time I hear the fabricated stories with details that I didn’t provide, it will be old news. When asked the key to being transparent yet still maintaining privacy? Being subliminal. sub lim i nal (adjective): (of a stimulus or mental process) below the threshold of sensation or consciousness; perceived by or affecting someone’s mind without their being aware of it Now granted I’m a social butterfly and Lord knows I love anyone that supports my craft, but only those that truly know me, know me. Not only based on what they see or read online. I’m simply relatable. Dassit. Some days I’m a saint. Most days I ain’t. Sometimes I’m a sweetheart but don’t make me wake my savage up. 21.21. Being subliminal allows me to share without ruining my professional reputation or the lives of those associated with me. You know how the saying goes. […]

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