Black Women's Life Balance Conference

These are my tweets from a few sessions at the first annual Black Women's Life Balance & Wellness Conference. For other tweets, see the tag #lifebalanceconf or follow @lifebalanceconf
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☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Social justice is about being an actor in your own script. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 00:39:40 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Panelist says she was intimidated as a teacher. If there are so many wrongs, how can I make a difference? #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 00:45:16 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

She realizes that there's power in making a difference in small and concrete ways. #lifebalanceconf #socialjustice

16/07/2011 00:46:16 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Part of social justice work is investigating yourself and your sense of community. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 00:47:43 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Dr. Cobb Roberts says her goal is to make you uncomfortable. Social justice work isn't comfy. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 00:48:42 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Learning to recognize your own privilege is painful yet crucial for social justice advocates. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 00:57:40 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Social justice isn't always about advocates doing the teaching. They are co-inquirers, learners too. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 00:59:31 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

It's important to do even small works in your local community - recognize and recenter those on the margins. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 01:05:02 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

I asked the panel about the role of the public intellectual. They agree that accessibility is key. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 01:27:50 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Cobb Roberts: Knowledge is only as good as the audience who has access to it. You must share beyond ivory tower. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 01:29:08 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Dr. Washington: social justice work is not about victims, but victories. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 01:31:39 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

I don’t think a person’s entire future should be determined by the terrible choices they made in late adolescence. http://t.co/mdye3SI

16/07/2011 07:30:37 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Winding it down. Met lots of cool women at the conference today. Back again tomorrow. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 08:58:08 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

I'm attending the #lifebalanceconf again today. There are some tweets and links I still need to share.

16/07/2011 20:47:27 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

I'll do that another time. Just look up queer, gifted and black, it's a blog by a brilliant 20 something. #vaw #lgbt

16/07/2011 20:48:41 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

This morning's keynote is Dr. Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant. I'll attempt to tweet some gems. #lifebalanceconf p

16/07/2011 20:51:22 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

She wrote Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 20:52:56 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Keynote: The Strong Black Woman: a Half Told Tale of Race, Voice and the Body. I'll abbreviate her name as TBL. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 21:02:53 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

TBL You've got to imagine the kind of person you'd like to encounter your work. #lifebalanceconf #amwriting

16/07/2011 21:04:31 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

TBL I'm glad we are no longer speaking in hushed tones about our wellness and life balance. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 21:06:47 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

TBL Are we served well by the distinctiveness we are known for? Important to move beyond the strong black woman label. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 21:08:02 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

TBL Strength doesn't tell the whole story. And in fact it can lead to exploitation. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 21:09:15 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

TBL asked Black women to describe what is this thing called strength? #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 21:10:00 WIB
☀️nicole d. collier☀️ @EssentialCoco

Black women think they're everybody's mother. They are super women or 24 hr women. No rest. They are a female Atlas. #lifebalanceconf

16/07/2011 21:11:43 WIB
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