Carle’s Crew

In about 4 months (a little over 120 days), it will be 2 years into my decade of 40. A few months before the big 40, I made a list of goals to accomplish before the big 50. One of my goals was to pour into girls and young women the energy, guidance, strength, skill, […]

Body Confidence

From Taylor Swift, Gabourey Sidibe, Beyonce, Kelly Clarkston, Raven Goodwin, Willow Smith, Selena Gomez, Melissa McCarthy, and everyone in between – our bodies are different. That difference is what makes us beautiful, confident and unique. Do you have body confidence? What is body confidence? Body confidence is being comfortable with the body you have NOW, […]

Give Me Body

You know that song by Beyonce. Or maybe you are more familiar with Try by Colbie Caillat, Girl Can’t Be Herself by Alicia Keys, or Unpretty by TLC. Either way, there are a host of songs that talk about how confidence and value is associated with how you look, more specifically your body type. The […]


It’s official. Summer is here! We are well into the time where vacations rule, no school, and sleeping in is the new norm. What else is there to do? READ! Yes, it’s time to get your read on during some of the extra down time you have over the next month or so. IN THE […]

Summer Reading Fun

One of the things I enjoy most about being an educator is that we have the summer off. I wonder sometimes how I would function if I had to work June – August. The best part for me is that I get to read more because I have more time. My goal this summer is […]

Wonder Woman: Fight Like a Girl

Depending on your chronological age, you remember Lynda Carter doing it on network television…oh, and by doing it I mean taking on bad guys with bracelets, a headband, and a really long belt aka the lasso of truth (rope). Wonder Woman/Diana Prince was the s*&t! Fast forward to today – Patty Jenkins vision and Gal […]

The First…

There is a scene in Hidden Figures where Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monae) has to argue why she should be allowed to attend a school so she can become a NASA engineer. The powerful moment came when she said to the judge “Your honor, out all the cases you going to hear today. Which […]