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Cierra Kaler-Jones

Cierra Kaler-Jones
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Cierra Kaler-Jones is a graduate student whose research focuses on using storytelling and artistic expression as effective strategies to teach and empower students to have constructive conversations about social justice issues. When she isn’t researching trends in education or speaking to students about the power of sharing their stories, she is dancing professionally or leading free arts workshops. cierrakalerjones.com

How Yoga Helped Me Regain Self-Confidence

Everyone who knows me well can easily see that I’m always thinking. Analyzing. Predicting. Wondering. Stressing. For a long time I begged my soul to...

How I Found Peace through Solo Travel

Ihave the heart of a wanderer and the mind of a calculator. My spirit calls me to be free, but my mind usually holds...

How Shonda Rhimes Changed My Life

For the majority of my adult life, I’ve been consumed by fear. Fear of being judged. Fear of being ridiculed. Making mistakes. That somehow someone...

Self Love Journey: My Love Affair with My Curly Hair

When it comes to my mass of curls, I’ve tried every hairstyle imaginable - keratin straightening treatments, braids, extensions, relaxers - all to hide...

The Power of Celebrating Yourself: How I Learned How to Clap...

When I was in college, I took a public speaking class to work on becoming more comfortable expressing myself through voice. On the final day,...

A Love Letter to Issa Rae and Awkward Black Girls Everywhere

Dear Issa Rae, I will shamelessly admit that as soon as Insecure premiered on HBO, I religiously planted myself in front of the television to...

Our Purpose, Our Plan

Living Life

My First Trip to the Motherland

My Second Day in Africa When everything happened I was sitting in a canoe. It was night. It was a party. The music was outside. We were making...

Your Healthy Living Guide: 5 Easy Tips to Eat More Mindfully

Being more mindful when you eat is my number one tip to help my clients not only lose weight, but also maintain vibrant health...

I Quit: Kudos to the Black Girl Who Believed She Could...

I quit. Well not like that. But essentially, yes. After damn near ten years of dedicated service to an organization that shall remain nameless – although...