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Monthly Archives: January 2017

“Hidden Figures” No More – Celebrating Diversity and Grrl Power

If you’re in the mood for an empowering movie that is as inspiring as it is impactful, then put Hidden Figures at the top of your list. Gau and I recently made a night of it and were wowed by not only the story but also how the important themes of gender equality and race relations unfolded in this absolutely true story.

Warning: A few spoilers ahead…read at your own risk. ☺

The Synopsis
Hidden Figures is the untold story of three African American women whose contributions helped NASA launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. The event put the U.S. firmly ahead in the Space Race and was no easy feat. Only the greatest minds in the country were involved. Read more

#ModernMuse: Survivor Grace Lozada

ModernMuse Grace Lozada

This week’s Modern Muse Grace Lozada, who hails from Los Angeles, California, is 46 years old – and proud to proclaim it. The wisdom she has gained throughout the course of her life is definitely something to celebrate with every year that passes. After enduring a childhood with an alcoholic mother, alcohol and drug abuse, depression, and single motherhood on welfare, Grace found solace, strength and escape through her writing and photography. Starting from an early age, she literally wrote in her sleep.

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#ModernMuse: Author Shondra M. Quarles

MM Shondra Quarles

Early childhood educator Shondra M. Quarles was lucky enough to know her calling at an early age. As she grew up, she discovered that she could be do even more as a teacher through writing. Not knowing a thing about publishing a book, she inspired herself and learned how to self-publish her first paperback book. She most recently won an award from the National Celebrity Educators for authoring the book “The Teacher Who Didn’t Want to Go to School.” She’s inspiration, empowerment and making an impact all wrapped into one! #inspireyourself

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