Men in Fear of Mortality and the Women Who Care for Them

This year we have lost a number of celebrities, Phife Dawg, 45; David Bowie, 69; Maurice White, 74; Prince, 57; Kimbo Slice, 42; and Muhammad Ali, 78. The life expectancy in the United States is 78.7 years and only one person listed barely reached the national average. Actually, men bring down the curve when it […]

Is Racism Making You Sick?

“That on-the-job stress of not feeling like everything that I professionally accomplished makes any difference, that a White person whether it’s a student or an administrator can say something to take this reputation that I worked so hard for away from me—I can’t stand it. But at the same time, I can’t quit my job. […]

Rein in Resentment to Mitigate Holiday Frustration

My husband and I both work in an academic setting so we both do not report to work until after the New Year. Let me assure you: he takes his breaks. Whether it is winter recess, Columbus Day, or a regular old Saturday, when my husband is not at work he is truly not at […]

Doing It All and Failing at Some It

“We are all failing at something.” I happened to drop this in the middle of a conversation with my co-author Markesha and Langley Harper’s owner, Kamela. It was a bright summer day in Atlanta, and we had all converged in a French coffee and bake shop close to Georgia Tech to talk and catch-up. As […]

Why Is Self Care So Hard?

We are beautifully and wonderfully made. It is easy to get lost in thought when you really think about how marvelous the human body can be. Permanent marker is not permanent on your skin. No matter how absentminded you are you won’t forget to breathe. Dimples are adorable but technically a deformity. Our bodies are […]

Are Women Mentored to Death?

One of the books on our summer reading list was Carla Harris’ Strategize to Win. After months of reading workplace help and self-help books from Ariana Huffington, Sheryl Sandberg, and a myriad of other white female corporate leaders’ take on work-life fit, it was refreshing to read (or at least place on our reading list) a […]