Remembering my Mom; Jeana Stanley July 25th, 1965 – June 26th, 2020

A week ago today, I went through the heart-aching process of burying my beloved mother. My world became darker, but heaven got a whole lot brighter. I truly can’t believe you’re gone, but I also can’t believe how lucky I was to have you as my mom. I never had to look far for a […]

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Road Trip Update from Boston, MA

[This post is backlogged from Thursday, June 25th] A little over two weeks ago I flew into Fresno, California to begin a National Parks/ National Forests road trip out West. I’ve updated you once since then, from Portland, Oregon, and since we’ve continued to see many more sights. Sadly our trip is coming to an […]

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Road Trip Update from Portland, Oregon

A week ago today I flew into Fresno, California to begin a National Parks/ National Forests road trip out West. I’ve had so many adventures in the last seven days, and many more to come. I’m already feeling refreshed and inspired, my heart full and grateful. I have a lot that I want to share […]

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Eco Enlightened — June Hiatus

With most of June being occupied by travel opportunities, I’ve decided to take a break from #ecoenlightened for the month. Don’t worry, eco enlightened will be back and better than ever! I’ve long had a vision for eco enlightened to grow, and I’m going to invest in fully realizing that vision and begin to execute […]

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Getting on the road

Traveling in America amidst unrest, a call for social justice, and a global pandemic. This isn’t the time when you’d readily be thinking about living out of a car on the West Coast with your college roommate for two weeks, but the world in crisis aligned with my quarter life crisis, so on the road […]

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Here I Am, A Black Woman in America

Me 2020  ✊🏽 Grandma 1956 In the years between these photos so much has changed, but still so little progress has been made. Why have I been told before “ you’re so white” What am I doing that’s reserved for white people So much so that I’m no longer true to the color of my […]

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Eco Enlightened May 29, 2020

Hello, welcome back to eco enlightened! Bringing you the environmental news everyone should know. Tune in bi-weekly to stay #ecoenlightened! “Global emissions plunged an unprecedented 17 percent during the coronavirus pandemic”The Daily Skimm 5.20.20 “U.S States Sue Trump Administration Over Fuel Efficiency Rollback”Via Little Green Panda Do you have a reusable mask yet? If not, shop […]

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Eco Enlightened May 15, 2020

Hello, welcome back to eco enlightened! Bringing you the environmental news everyone should know. Tune in bi-weekly to stay #ecoenlightened! “The Trump Administration Is Reversing Nearly 100 Environmental Rules. Here’s the Full List”“In a First, Renewable Energy is Poised to Eclipse Coal in the U.S” Zero Plastic Spirit Chicks for Climate

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Queen of the Metas — an excerpt from my Master’s Thesis

From the end of October through December, I practiced techniques in harvesting and incubating eggs of the flamboyant cuttlefish, scientifically known as Metasepia pfefferi, or in our lab simply known as “metas.” Carefully lifting low-hanging rocks and checking under the smooth, vaulted surfaces of shells, I’d find clutches of a dozen eggs, give or take […]

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Eco Enlightened May 1, 2020

Hello, welcome back to eco enlightened! Bringing you the environmental news everyone should know. Tune in bi-weekly to stay #ecoenlightened! “Australia’s Fire Season Ends,  and Researchers Look to the Next One”“Emissions Declines Will Set Records This Year. But It’s Not Good News.” The Daily Skimm 4.23.20 You can find the full blog post, which includes the […]

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