Boxes of Joy & Me Power

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YOUR BOOKS ARE HEREEEEEEEEEEEEEE!

This weekend, your books were shipped to my office. To see me as I struggle to open these boxes and a sneak peek of a physical copy, check out this video.

Photo taken by Renee Jee at the Edlinguist Solutions office in DC

I’m busy signing and personalizing each copy. I plan to ship your books by this weekend. I hope everyone who preordered will soon have their copy in hand, unless you plan on attending the book launch party in Baltimore on November 5th, at which point you can just pick up your copy there.

Will you Join Me?

November 3rd at 9 AM PST: I’m the Keynote speaker for the First-Gen Virtual Summit in a talk titled, “Rethinking First-Gen Through a Me Power Lens.” I cannot wait! RSVP here.

November 5th at 11 AM EST in Baltimore: Me Power Book Launch Party! RSVP here. If you’re in the DC, Maryland, or Virginia area, please join us for light hors d'oeuvres, mimosas, celebratory mocktails, and pick up signed copies of Me Power.

November 10th at 1 PM GMT: “Me Power Principles & Productivity” at the international PhD Symposium. RSVP here.

Three ⚡️ in 31 Seconds

⚡️It's been a long and interesting journey getting to this point in the book publishing process, and there are so many people who were instrumental in helping me get this book out into the world. I thank each and every one of you, too, for all you’ve done to preorder copies, tell others about the book, implore others to buy the book, and promote Me Power on social media.

⚡️We’re coming to the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please, please get checked sooner than you think you need to, especially if you are in your 40s. Screening can be an ultrasound, MRI, and/or mammogram. Breast cancer affects some groups more than others. For example, though Black women get breast cancer at a 3% lower incidence rate than white women, they are 42% more likely to die of breast cancer than white women. That stat really struck me. It's not that black women aren't getting diagnosed with the disease—they are. It's just that their prognosis is much worse. Many other factors contribute to this, such as access to quality care and insurance coverage.

⚡️Who else is obsessed with the Netflix series, “Love is Blind”? It’s a social experiment turned reality show where singles meet for the first time and get engaged – all before seeing what the other looks like. I still giggle thinking about one scene the producers left in of someone “crying” in Season 3. Comedic gold!