#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.

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!!

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