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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Panelist says she was intimidated as a teacher. If there are so many wrongs, how can I make a difference? #lifebalanceconf
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She realizes that there's power in making a difference in small and concrete ways. #lifebalanceconf #socialjustice
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Part of social justice work is investigating yourself and your sense of community. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Dr. Cobb Roberts says her goal is to make you uncomfortable. Social justice work isn't comfy. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Learning to recognize your own privilege is painful yet crucial for social justice advocates. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Social justice isn't always about advocates doing the teaching. They are co-inquirers, learners too. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
It's important to do even small works in your local community - recognize and recenter those on the margins. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
I asked the panel about the role of the public intellectual. They agree that accessibility is key. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Cobb Roberts: Knowledge is only as good as the audience who has access to it. You must share beyond ivory tower. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Dr. Washington: social justice work is not about victims, but victories. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @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
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Winding it down. Met lots of cool women at the conference today. Back again tomorrow. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
I'm attending the #lifebalanceconf again today. There are some tweets and links I still need to share.
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @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
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
This morning's keynote is Dr. Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant. I'll attempt to tweet some gems. #lifebalanceconf p
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
She wrote Behind the Mask of the Strong Black Woman: Voice and the Embodiment of a Costly Performance. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
Keynote: The Strong Black Woman: a Half Told Tale of Race, Voice and the Body. I'll abbreviate her name as TBL. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
TBL You've got to imagine the kind of person you'd like to encounter your work. #lifebalanceconf #amwriting
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
TBL I'm glad we are no longer speaking in hushed tones about our wellness and life balance. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
TBL Are we served well by the distinctiveness we are known for? Important to move beyond the strong black woman label. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
TBL Strength doesn't tell the whole story. And in fact it can lead to exploitation. #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @EssentialCoco
TBL asked Black women to describe what is this thing called strength? #lifebalanceconf
☀️ nicole means victory. ☀️ @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
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