#teacherbae and the stereotypes of African American girls

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By now I’m sure you’ve seen the images floating around social media of Atlanta based 4th grade paraprofessional Patrice Brown. The images have struck a controversy in the field of Education of appropriate classroom attire and in social circles the public shaming of black curvaceous women.

Young leaders are readers. What books can you expose a young person to today-

EDUCATION IS THE KEY TO OVERCOMING POVERTY. EXPOSING YOUNG PEOPLE TO NEW BOOKS AND KNOWLEDGE CAN PROVIDE AN EXPERIENCE AND INFORMATION NO ONE CAN TAKE AWAY. SHARE BOOKS YOU’VE ALREADY READ TO A YOUNG PERSON TODAY OR PASS ALONG A GIFT CARD TO THE BOOKSTORE. KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!!

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Identity Development: Helping Youth Navigate the Identity Crisis

Tips for Youth Practitioners and Program Directors

Identity Development- Helping Youth Navigate the Identity Crisis

The question, “Who am I?” is especially pertinent during adolescence. The combination of physical, cognitive, and social changes that occur during that time, plus the serious life choices to be faced (occupation, life partner) spur what Erik Erikson famously called an identity crisis. He used the term, “crisis,” to mean a turning point rather than a period of profound or debilitating uncertainty. Erikson acknowledged that identity issues could arise throughout the life course, but saw identity formation as the critical “developmental task” of adolescence.

An Open Letter to Veterans 

    
Dear Veterans, 

Thank you for your service to our country. Thank you for humbly working hard, taking orders from your higher ups, training, and retraining, challenging yourself all for the sake of our country. Thank you for leaving or moving your family around the country and travelling at a moments notice. Thank you for risking your life for each of us. 

Thank you for being so brave, courageous, fearless, valiant, heroic and daring. I understand that it’s not easy but in life ever is? 

You are a shining example of what we should be everyday as we approach loves challenges. Your example of discipline and structure defines amplifies success. The very fiber of who you are is what we should infuse ourselves to be. 

As a youth advocate our youth have so much many life lessons they can glean from you and skills that transcend their current experiences and knowledge. You’ve seen places their eyes may never see, you’ve heard things their ears may never know. They need to know their history, they need to hear your truths, and they need to know your names and faces I vow to do what I can to connect or shall I say reconnect the generations and bring things back full circle. You are not forgotten, I see you!!! 

Your audacious attitude should be celebrated today and everyday,but today is for you. I honor you, I applaud you and thank you. 

Love, 

Regina

How Will I Make A Difference?

 You may be asking yourself this question. I know I surely did when I was in high school and again when I was in college. I really wondered to myself what I could do to make a difference in this world or to change the course of someone else’s life. I’ve always felt powerful but overtime talked myself out of some of my greatest gifts because I was full of fear and doubt. But I knew I had something to contribute!

Speaker at “On The Heels of Greatness Conference” hosted by 3D Girls, Inc. at the Georgia International Convention Center .

Date: October 3, 2015
Time: 12:30 pm
Event: Speaker at On The Heels of Greatness
Topic: Real Vs. Reality: Social Media
Public: Private

Living your Exceptional Identity

  
Who we are determines the way we live. It affects what we do, who we hang around, how we spend our time, where we go, and why we do things they way we do. But what happens to the person who isn’t sure of themselves and questions who they are?

In this day and age we have men who want to be women, women who want to date women, black girls who want to go natural because it’s the thing to do but don’t understand why, white girls lying about being black, and they’re confused. Life is confusing and confusion creates chaos. 

Wouldn’t it great to know WHO and WHOSE you are? Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that your are wonderfully made, you have a purpose and a high calling? Wouldn’t it also be amazing to know that YOU (yea you) are not made to live a mediocre life but life abundantly? And wouldn’t it be even great to know that you are truly remarkable; one of God’s finest masterpieces?! 

Can I tell you something? You are all these things and more! Coming from the Creator I know that I was mandated to create a space where people like you and me could come together and be reminded daily that we are exceptional and loved. So I created Exceptional  University. 

Exceptional University is a new membership site where we remind and restore YOUR remarkable. October 1st launched day one of the 31 Days to Restore Remarkable Challenge which is 100% free. Over the 31 days you’ll get a daily inspirational email loaded with the stuff you need to activate your exceptional life and be in the running to win weekly goodies! 

You have the opportunity to join the private Facebook group and join in with other people who genuinely care for you and want the best for you! Life gets tough and you’ve got to be able to combat fears  with faith, resistance with resilience, and sorrows with strength. 

Come and build your soul and strength back up to the levels that God intended. It’s time to live your Exceptional Life! 

Register for the FREE challenge over at exceptionaluniversity.com