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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

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...

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Don’t Back Down When God Gives You Everything You’ve Prayed For

This year I’ve learned that sometimes when we whisper our prayers, we pray for what we believe we need. I speak things into the universe...

Insecure No More

When I think about my past, one of the things I would never have called myself was insecure. I had a diverse peer group. I...

When Love Fails and You Prevail: 5 Steps to Gracefully Become...

Iwas 20 years old when I got married to who I thought was the perfect guy. I diligently saved myself for marriage. I was a...