Before You Say Amen

Happy Pride Month! One tradition I have for Pride since coming out, is to watch primarily queer films, or works by queer directors and actors during the month. Over the years, and out of all the queer films in the world though, I always watch Prayers for Bobby. If you haven’t seen it, it’s basedContinue reading “Before You Say Amen”

Not Just an Alternative Option

Roe v Wade is vital to the health and well-being of people across America and I stand in solidarity and fight for the decision to be held by the people who are in the horrible situation of deciding if they should have an abortion. The act of overturning Roe v Wade instills so many issues:Continue reading “Not Just an Alternative Option”

Happy Seollal!

Celebrating the hoildays is a part of the human existance to mark the passing of time and moments of our journey on this rock. And as we know, holidays, specifically, are foundationally grounded in religious or cultural moments of our communities. If you’ve followed me over the years, you’ll have noticed that I started acknowledgingContinue reading “Happy Seollal!”

2021 P.A.N.D.A. Awards

You know, I’m late already with my initial 2021 blog schedule, so figured why not make my first blog of 2021 be a celebration! It’s time for the P.A.N.D.A. Awards! Started in 2015 on the night of the 87th Academy Awards, the P.A.N.D.A. Awards were created in a 10 minute time span. They were originallyContinue reading “2021 P.A.N.D.A. Awards”

Reminiscing 2020

I can’t believe that 2020 is finally coming to a close! This year has been the Takabisha Rollercoaster of years. Amongst the obvious reasons of COVID, the Presidential Election, and the continuing fight again racism, homophobia, etc. I went through a lot as well.  In January, I was on boarding a new supervisor after IContinue reading “Reminiscing 2020”

Co and Extra

In recent weeks I’ve been finding myself being asked to define “co-curricular” and “extra-curricular” activities as it relates to higher education and I want to unpack some of my thoughts on this.  Much of this comes from a context in which we are working to break down the plethora of silos and barriers on campusContinue reading “Co and Extra”

Meandering Update

We’re just going to traverse my mind today LOL. I’ve been in counseling for the past year. Situations prior to COVID19 guided me to the decision to overcome my fear and distrust of counseling and it has actually been a saving grace for me during COVID19. One of the many things I am unpacking inContinue reading “Meandering Update”

Post-Election Ponderings & Reflections

It’s a week after Election Day and one of the closest races we’ve seen with the highest voter turn out on record. Biden has been declared as the projected winner and President-Elect. But in reflecting and thinking about the 2016 and the 2020 Presidential Election I have some ponderings and want to “put them downContinue reading “Post-Election Ponderings & Reflections”

Happy #CSAM20!

Wow…it’s October already! Actually its the END of October already! I’ve been working remotely for 7 1/2 months and in my new position for 3 months and 1 week! But what would October be without the traditional shoutout to my friends, co-workers and colleagues: Happy Careers in Student Affairs Month! This year has been aContinue reading “Happy #CSAM20!”

SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings

Most, if not all, of America is paying attention to the confirmation hearing of the Honorable Amy Coney Barrett. As expected we are witnessing the politics, election, and partisan divide play out on our screens. My social media pages are full of conversations about the hearing. With the wide variety of people in my lifeContinue reading “SCOTUS Hearing Ponderings”