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"You are your best thing." ~Toni Morrison

Rest in Peace Toni Morrison: a woman known for helping "Black women to heal by reclaiming our stories
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"You are your best thing." ~Toni Morrison
By Jessica L. Williams • Issue #146 • View online
Rest in Peace Toni Morrison: a woman known for helping โ€œBlack women to heal by reclaiming our stories, reclaiming historically White and male spaces, and most importantly reclaiming our sense of self.โ€ Her legacy will continue to live on. โค๏ธ
This week has been a busy one. I moderated a panel at an event focused on providing job seeker hacks to black women. It was amazing. A couple of takeaways:
  • It is important to be your authentic self always. Even if that means rocking your natural hair in the interview process. ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ
  • Let people know who you are and what you are excited about (this can help with getting jobs and promotions).
  • Soft skills like communication, team work, and leadership? Those can be #gamechangers during the application process. Because those skills often canโ€™t be taught. Whereas hard skills can.
I am excited to see more of these conversations happening because they are needed, so Iโ€™m really excited about my friend Deenaโ€™s SXSW proposed talk: Diversity & Inclusion: Buzzword, Movement, or BS? You can vote for it to be picked here.
On the #sidehustle front, Iโ€™ve been spending the past week doing an audit of all of my affiliate partnerships which I realize that I need to do on a more consistent basis. #quarterlytasks
Excited to do more with affiliate marketing as an income stream in the coming months.
On to the picks!

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  • ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ Fear Experiment - itโ€™s happening again! Participating in this yearโ€™s Broadway art form was LIFE-CHANGING. If you have always wanted to do dance, improv or storytelling in a super supportive space with others just as scared/excited as you are, check it out. Applications are open for the 2020 cohort.
  • ๐Ÿ” LastPass - trying to remember passwords can be tough especially with some of the security requirements. This tool has been a timesaver for me for the past few years and I couldnโ€™t imagine life without it. You can use it as a browser extension or even as an app on your phone.
[EVENT] 8/20 - Women@Sprout Summer Speaker Series: Jessica Williams
Companies that started as side hustles
Why Entrepreneurs Should Spend Time Earning a Passive Income
6 of the Best Writing Tools to Add to Your Content Toolkit
#lifevibes
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