In the journey of Becoming Mama J, I made the decision to name, frame, and claim 4 Truths that lay the foundation for how I lead the work I do in the world.
How do you want to feel? Hey Team Justice! Can you believe it’s already been two weeks?! As time seems to be speeding up with each passing day, week, month, and year, so does my desire to make a difference. Instead of focusing on a never-ending list of to-dos and goal chasing, I have a renewed outlook that has revolutionized my day-to-day perspective—focusing on my core desired feelings. As I mentioned last time, I have spent the last 5 months Refueling […]
Refueling for a Rebirth What have you been up to for the last 5 months?! Hey Team Justice (what I would like to affectionately call you now)! If you’re new to our community here, welcome, so lovely to have you! And of course lots of appreciation and a big hug too if you’ve been following for some time. I’m so grateful for our connection. It’s been a while since you’ve heard from me…like a looooong while. Over 5 months to be exact, […]
In preparation for launching my online store—Jillybeads 4 Justice, my partner kindly asked for a reminder of why I was doing this. I can’t lie, my first reaction was to get defensive and then I realized, she’s the one person who should know without hesitation the extent of my vision and dreams for this new venture as it will involve her and our family. Then came the decision that I wanted to share it with the universe as well to […]
As I fly back to the Bay Area from the National Writing Project’s (NWP) 2011 Spring Meeting, my mind swims in thoughts about the impact NWP has had on the tens of thousands of teachers we at the national office serve. For these amazing educators and leaders, I write today to show my support and solidarity for the #blog4NWP effort. Although I was in Washington, D.C. supporting the event as a national staff member, I also co-facilitated a segment of […]
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. I Dream… I dream of a world that truly provides freedom & justice for all. I dream of true equity for women where we are no longer exploited for pleasure, power, or profit. I dream of learning all I can from those around me. I dream of becoming a better daughter, sister, friend, colleague, and partner in the year ahead. I dream of committing my heart & soul […]
a heady heavy love speaks to my yearning calls me to give my all and seeks the place of no return to lay bare my heart for you to whom I surrender to you for whom I want ~ bell hooks Today my yearning comes to an end as I embark into the blogsphere with the hope that everyone’s heart is open a little bit wider on this day of hearts, flowers, love, and a Hallmark card or two. Yet, […]