One day my professor asked me, "If you had the opportunity to teach anything you wanted, what would it be?" Well ladies & gents, I decided to teach that course this semester (my last semester at Lehigh and in the Lehigh Valley) I will be teaching a class on both queens #Selena and#Beyonce and all … Continue reading Selena & Beyonce : Intersectional Cultural Icons #SPRING2017
This year has been interesting. Last December, I remember envisioning myself going abroad, launching Sisters In Conference, teaching my own class, and applying to PhD programs (with ease). InshaAllah, I was able to live out all my visions but they didn’t come without struggle. I went to the Bahamas with my boyfriend and created some … Continue reading Learning to Self-Care: Without Doing It By Yourself
It’s early December and here at Lehigh we find ourselves in finals week. I have final papers to write, PhD applications and job applications to submit, papers to grade, and college applications to revise. With so much on my to-do list I decided to take a break so I started searching for books I’d like … Continue reading Planting Seeds
I just completed my 5th week of teaching and this Friday we began our second unit on gender constructions, misogyny, masculinity, and feminism(s). Although I was very excited to move into our second unit I was also fearful and didn’t know what to expect from my students. The first piece we read was Audre Lorde’s … Continue reading October, you bring me gifts!
Since I’ve started this blog it’s been hard to find time to just write! But today I feel so inspired by my students that I had to sit down and reflect. It’s the second day of my second week teaching Critical Reading and Composition. I have the opportunity to teach first year students in … Continue reading Planting Seeds, Letting Them Grow
Dear LUSSI, As I’m sitting here writing this letter I am filled with stress and anxiety simply thinking about what the upcoming year has in store. My first PhD app is due December 1st, my baby brother is applying to colleges, and I’m stepping into a new role as a teacher. But what’s truly causing … Continue reading Dear LUSSI
Summer time is the best. I made all these plans about how I was going to use my time wisely to get ahead on research, writing, work, and other extra curricular activities I planned on developing. Fortunately I had too much going on this summer! I moved out of my old apartment and moved in … Continue reading Hey Summer, Fall is coming soon
This year I made a choice, a choice to play an active role in my life. On December 2015 I returned home to Los Angeles after completing my first semester of graduate school. (Quick side note: I graduated from Lehigh University on May 2015 with my BA and began my masters program at Lehigh later … Continue reading Reflections of a Grad Student
Before I can even explain why this book is so amazing, I have to say thank you to my friend and mentor Margarida Da Graca for giving my this gift! I began reading this book early this year in January. I was reading 14 pages a day in the morning but when the spring semester … Continue reading My Year of Yes! 2016!