a writer, a blogger, a wife, a mother, a sibling, and generally an excellent villager for those in my space. I am the author of Sister In The Shadow.
In the shadow, you learn to support, to encourage, to care for others, to silence your voice, and to postpone your own dreams, visions, and goals. Ofttimes Kim had difficulty recognizing herself because her identity had become that of the person in whose shadow she resided. Kim is no longer in the shadows. She is a blogger, storyteller, and excellent villager whose poignant, authentic, and often witty voice resonates with folks of all ages, genders, ethnicities, and identities. At the request of readers, she compiled blog posts from her website with the same name. Her passion and purpose is to encourage, empower, and enlighten others by sharing her life journey.
The interview process varies from industry to industry and from organization to organization even within the same industry. While there are some differences, there are many commonalities. This week I attended a workshop in which we were asked to sit in assigned seats at round table. Each small group was instructed throughout the workshop to […]
In the last six months, I learned some of the benefits of self-awareness. I learned that it was not enough to be self-aware, but that the awareness had to promote actions specifically targeted at addressing the challenges, limitations, curiosities, or strengths revealed after gaining awareness. In the last six months, I also learned that self-awareness […]
Some days I have wondered if my mom had crazy dreams in her youth that other folks thought were outlandish. My guess was that young women, especially Black girls, in her day weren’t encouraged to dream outside of the predetermined categories established by someone other than the young women. Those who were lucky enough to […]
After a very long weekend last week, I returned to work and enjoyed many opportunities to share stories about the adventure that included two commencement exercises in less than twenty-four hours. My children made me proud last week and left me reflecting with amazement about the milestones they accomplished. I was amazed that neither of […]