Author Archives: Dr. Joy

About Dr. Joy

I am a life lover...I teach. I read. I write. I love. I pray. I eat. I dream.

Reset

Every picture Every thought, note and message Every action saved to preserve the memory of a moment LOST Not planned yet the forces of an automatic reset command… Every relationship Every attitude Every habit To become an OPPORTUNITY To begin … Continue reading

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Assignment: Be a Gift

Today is her born day in the year of her passing. How do I celebrate the loss of the one to whom I and my twin sister, we, were presented as a gift? With tears of joy, and feelings of … Continue reading

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answering the C.A.L.L.

When faced with the stress of serviceĀ  & servanthood Hold on… Serving and being a servant is about answering the C.A.L.L. Community Accountability Literacy Love… We, Those who teach, who counsel, who heal, who operate in the office of peace… … Continue reading

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The revolutionary infographics of W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington

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Perspectives on the P-attitudes

When I first started working with teachers–20 years ago–I had only been in the classroom myself, as a teacher, for about five years. The gall of me to think that I could be an “expert” at the midpoint of a … Continue reading

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In the face of…

The work of Black Women in STEM has never been in one vein. Applied to who we are as mothers sisters daughters wives workers queens bee working! Hustle and flow our lifeline is our work applied… We wake up woke, … Continue reading

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My Commitments

Thoughts on my diversity statement… How does it feel to be a problem? This is a 120-year old question that has new meaning in this century. In four generations since it was first posed by W.E.B. DuBois, the tension between … Continue reading

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