Why does everyone expect me to be one?

“You’re so strong, you’ll be alright.”

“Girl, I don’t know how you do it. You’re so strong!”

“I imagine you’re used to getting what you want because you’re so strong.”

These are variations of the commentary I have heard throughout my adulthood and Black womanhood from colleagues, friends, family, and…

Changing toxic workplace culture starts with the application process

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The stirring of recent racial injustices — the murder of Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others — juxtaposed with the mounting cases of and deaths from Covid-19 among Black people, along with the drastically high Black unemployment rate, has spurred me to share how I…

An overview of the hardest year and the conclusion of a decade

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It is December 31, 2020.

I am finally sitting down to write about the past several months and how my life has changed.

However, I feel that no matter what I share or express gratitude for there will not be adequate enough words to explain what it means to me…

From childhood to adulthood, the burdens that weigh on your perception of self

You’re probably asking yourself two questions as you read this. What is imposter syndrome? And what is an elite Black?

The first is a little easier to begin with as you’ve probably heard this term used before. According to this Psychology Today article, imposter syndrome is defined as “a pattern…

Brittinee Phillips

Human + Marketer. DEI Researcher. Dog Mom.

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