The Folio

Thank you for your interest in my work. You can find my most recent publications, credits and honors below. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to visit the Contact page.

“From Tragedy to Reality: Analyzing the Rhetoric of Inner City Communities and Their Members”

Residents of the inner city are often portrayed as poor, unskilled, and ignorant through the media, literature, and the rhetoric of organizations that aim for the enhancement of that community. In my analysis, I offer new techniques that enable service organizations to describe inner city communities and their members realistically, but not tragically. Using the …

“It’s Time to Unwind Sis: Activists Must Practice Self-Care”

In light of the racial injustices we have endured within the past five years, many of the Black women in our community are emotionally drained. In this piece, I discuss how I identified the impact these situations had on my emotional and mental health, and charge myself and our community to journey back to wholeness. …

“The Break-Up Blues: How to Recognize and Cope With Seasonal Friendships”

“The Breakup Blues: Coping With Seasonal Friendships” offers a different perspective on how we view the end of relationships. Members of the For Harriet Community and beyond will not only be able to relate to my personal experiences, but also find solace in the coping techniques I offer. This article was published on ForHarriet on …

“Putting the Cape Down: How the Superwoman Complex Can Be Detrimental”

Growing up, I always thought Black women were magical. Resilient. Powerful. In my family, my grandmother and mother were the glue that held all of us together. My grandmother would feed you if you were hungry, clothe you if you needed it, offer you a shoulder if you needed someone to cry on, and anything …

Honors and Awards

The National Honor Society Inductee, 2014 The George Washington University Dean’s List, Spring 2015 and Spring 2016 The Harvard Foundation for Intercultural and Race Relations Aloian Awardee, 2017 The Harvard Black Men’s Forum Freshman of the Year, 2017

Performance Credits

The Washington National Cathedral, 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, 2,000+ attendees Busboys and Poets, 5th and K, Youth Open Mic (2013-16), 60 attendees School Without Walls High School, Student Assemblies (2013-2016), 600+ attendees Private Birthday Celebration, 2016, 50 attendees Harvard Black Students Association, Apollo Night, October 2016, 300+ attendees Harvard African Students Association’s …

Featured and Guest Speaking Credits

The George Washington University Writing and Research Conference, February 2015 College Readiness Institute for Educators, July 2015 The George Washington University’s Annual Albert H. Small Symposium, November 2015 Service Learning and Civic Engagement Conference, April 2016 DC Public Schools Educator Summer Academy, Summer 2016 The Economic Club of Washington Award Ceremony, June 2017

“Sacred Space: Eliminating Toxicity as Self-Care”

The most neglected and ignored aspect of our self-care practices is preserving our space, keeping it sacred and eliminating toxicity. When you think of self-care, candles, yoga, and quiet time, these might be a few of the things that come to mind. While there is nothing wrong with practicing self-care through mindful actions and establishing …