Why Professional Women Fail

Why is it that we, as a culture, have been so quick to latch on to the narrative that women are failing to achieve true equality because they essentially take themselves out of the running for the top jobs? Perhaps it is a uniquely American desire to uphold the myth of the meritocracy, the ideal of the level playing field. If we can pin a woman’s stalled trajectory on the fact that she took too much maternity leave, or she was devoted to the point of obsession to her progeny and took her eye off the ball at work, or she conceived and bore too many children, or she can’t or won’t do the hours or the face time needed to succeed, or she didn’t find the right mentor, or she couldn’t figure out the rules of the game, or she didn’t try hard enough — then at least we preserve the possibility that some women, if they play their cards exactly right, can succeed.

Stop Blaming Women for Holding Themselves Back at Work by 

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Musings on Race

There isn’t much that I can say about race that has not already been said by people more eloquent than I. There isn’t any more profound knowledge I can add. I’ve taken the classes and read the studies for my own edification and understanding. I was born with a natural curiosity for the world; the narrative of those both like and unlike me, and this curiosity has served me well in both building bridges and understanding.

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The events of the last few months have both been polarizing and unifying. On occasion, I force myself to read comments on posts by the marginalized simply sharing their own narrative about police brutality, racial profiling, or discrimination. I’ve noticed a trend from those within the opposing dominant group that takes vocal offense to accusations of bias or racism, they can’t hear/digest/understand the other’s narrative.

What does it mean to be black in America, Muslim in America, poor in America, or just plain othered in America? The answer is not simple and will often be as loaded as it is diverse. But if you find yourself asking these questions with a genuine desire to gain some understanding instead of being defensive, you might find yourself on a bridge to mutual understanding and even respect.

A Season of Change

My life is one of constant change. I moved to California earlier this year and my family  followed shortly thereafter. In 2014, I’ve lived in a house in Florida and multiple hotel rooms/apartments in Southern California, and grew and so many ways.

Right before thanksgiving we moved into the loveliest little place and my non-working life has been buzzing with decorating our newest place.


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