Black Girl, Grad School

an amalgamation of personal politics, and my life as a Ph.D. candidate

Posts by Tamanisha

PlannerCon 2018, San Francisco Weekend: Day 1

Posted on 2018-03-05

Initially, this was going to be one post about my entire weekend at PlannerCon 2018. However, I am heeding my mom’s advice and will stop making excessively long blog posts, in favor of shorter ones. You can read Saturday and Sunday’s post up on my blog in the read next section. Friday, March 2 At 6:30AM on Friday I called a Lyft to drive me to Miami International Airport. By 8:40AM I was well on my way to San Francisco to attend PlannerCon 2018. After landing, I met up with someone I was speaking to in the PlannerCon Social group, to go and see the Golden Gate Bridge together. We were both #soloyolo travelers who had never been to Cali before! Initially, it was supposed…

Black Panther. A Review

Posted on 2018-02-26

On Friday, February 23rd I finally saw the movie Black Panther! I went with eight other graduate students to watch it at the AMC 18 Tamiami theatre at 6:20PM. 6:20PM was the only showing that had enough seats for all of us! We did have to get tickets prior to, because even though the movie had been out the weekend prior, it was still selling out quick. Admittedly, I had wanted to see it on its opening weekend, however, although I was totally willing to avoid all of my responsibilities to see the movie on February 15th, my friends were not. I also had other concerns, particularly whether or not large gatherings to see, what could only be described as a BLACK movie, would…

Finally, A (Healthy) Brunch Shop in South Florida!

Posted on 2018-02-25

For those that know me, brunch is my favorite meal to have on the weekends. It most likely has to do with the fact that I sleep in a lot longer on the weekends— with my preferred wake-up time being after 11am… although I do sometimes settle for 10am. When I wake up around this time, I do not care how close it is to noon (or even if it is noon by the time I’m finished with my morning duties), but I want breakfast food as an option. Nothing heavy, just my fruits, juice, and a pancake or waffle. Now, I live in “Miami,” and one may think that it should not be too hard for me to find brunch options—but it is.…

Call Me By Your Name (CMBYN). A Review

Posted on 2017-12-27

This past Saturday, on December 23rd, I went to see the movie Call Me By Your Name, at The Paris Theatre on W 58th St. My friends– new and long acquainted–and I had originally intended to go ice skating, but it rained and was cold all day on Saturday. So my newly acquainted friend recommended we go see this new movie at the theatre, and I am glad that we received this recommendation. It is very rare to get me to go and see a romance film, a drama film, and even rom-coms. But I LOVE a good film. So, from time to time, I find myself only interested in watching the three aforementioned genres above, if I feel like the movie will be really…

Bright Colors, Rich History– Caribbean.

Posted on 2017-12-14

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Four years ago, I started smiling in photos.

Four years ago I fell in love with myself–after practicing what it meant to love myself consciously, since 2010.

Love for self led to self-discovery, love of culture, and love of history.

p.s. photos taken with the iPhone 7+ portrait feature



The [not so] Automatic Millionaire. A review…

Posted on 2017-12-12

One of the things that I liked about this book was that I was already doing much of what it advocated– and I’m not a millionaire. Hence, the ‘not so’ automatic nod in the title of my posting.

However, I have learned quite a bit of new things that I can also do, to practically improve my financial standing…