Respectability Politics: Why I Canceled My Subscription and Chose to Center My Authentic Black Womanhood Instead

Photo by henri meilhac on Unsplash   A friend of mine recently shared a New York Times Op-Ed about Beyonce and respectability politics. It was written by Myles E. Johnson. Check it out here: Beyonce’ and the End of Respectability Politics. The article talks about how Beyonce’, despite being a “crossover” artist, has begun to use …

Damaging the Brand: The Impact of Hazing on Black Greek Letter Organizations

My Instagram and Facebook newsfeeds were lit earlier this month, overrun with celebratory posts, temporary profile photo frames, and pride filled hashtags as five of the Divine Nine Black Greek-Letter Organizations (BGLOs) celebrated their respective Founders’ Days. As these organizations commemorate 110, 107, 105, and 98-year legacies, it is hard not to feel proud of …

Speaking Truth to Power: The Politics of Intersectionality in the Workplace

I am part of a book club at work that meets monthly. The theme of this book club is women and leadership. Each month we pick a book, article, or other media that addresses the joys and challenges of being a woman in leadership or aspiring to leadership. The group is made up of women …