#Annotated Janet Jackson’s “Together Again”

I’ve been on this path since my Father died in 2019. It was like I woke up from an unpleasant sleep in a dark wood ensnared in tangling choking vines. I struggled to break them because I was terrified. I expended every ounce of energy to escape. But I kept having to rest. Not like […]

Introducing The Annotated Bibliography

The following is an exhaustive list of Black women who have directly and indirectly influenced the GRIND System. In this Blog we will be celebrating and annotating every single one of them. For now, a list. Shaun Jones Diana JonesVanessa Siddle Walker  June Jordan Maya Angelou Nikki Giovanni Barbara Jordan Megan Thee Stallion Tiffany Pogue […]

The GRIND System

The GRIND System is created by Black Women. The GRIND System is organized into themes synthesized from the lessons we learned as Black Women and from Black Women.  Gratitude     In our early notebooks we kept lists of every little thing we were thankful for because we knew it grounded us. We also kept countless […]

Cite Black Women

Before we were PhDs we were just Amber and Maria. Two young Black women who found themselves with the privileges of higher education and opportunities to be as great as we imagined. As children we both felt a calling to social justice informed by our experiences as both Black and Woman. We met in graduate […]