Rise and Shine OR Rise and Grind: In Consideration of Circumstance

Rise and grind culture reflects our larger society, the society that just about all of us work and participate in. Even when there is a whole lot going on around the world and so many people are facing countlessly different situations, acting as if right now is the perfect time to buck up and buckle in to get work done is a problematic mindset to perpetuate.

Bookworms– Dear Edward

The book I’ve chosen for you today is one that deals with change, the kind that we’re all facing even while it might look a little different. One way or another, your life or those within this book, it’s all a paradigm shift. Maybe you don’t know how to handle it all—trust me, the main character in this book had no idea. So if you give it a chance, you just might find a way while Edward does too.

It’s Not Just Me, Or You

With women, however, there is one thing that will always be relevant: pregnancy. Through that class I took, the biggest surprise that I knew nothing about was a large inequality in birth-rates for women of color compared to white women—not that it’s something I was truly concerned about at the time, the numbers still scared me as a college freshman because to a certain extent, it doesn’t only reflect on healthcare around pregnancy. It says a whole lot more.