Liberated Genius Blog

Liberated Genius founder Dr. April Warren-Grice shares her experiences, advice and stories of struggle, compassion and truth that comes with being the work all right here in her blog. Laugh with her, walk with her, be motivated and changed by her as she shares what’s on her heart and mind.

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Liberated Genius Mastermind Event

We know you are very busy AND it's freaking cold outside! So, we have one question: How do you plan on making 2018 the best year you've ever had for yourself and students?   2018 is the year to do something epic. Oprah reminded us all that we have the power to...

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REST (it’s a part of the program!)

I laid on the floor and cried out loud, “Mom, I am so tired. I just need a break!” It was only Wednesday, and I already pulled off two special birthday surprises, got in a car accident, attended multiple meetings, graded papers, and lived my regularly scheduled show...

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Dream Job Challenge

When I took the Dream Job challenge the first time, my dream job literally called me on the phone nine months later, and I had the job the minute I answered. That job helped to prepare me for my current positions as founder and CEO of Liberated Genius, director of...

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Even the color purple wants to be loved

  As we stood on top of the dock at the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area, all seven adults gathered for a picture. From my right, I hear Ms. Brittini say to my niece, Michaela, “Let me pick you up so you can be seen.” She picked up my niece and all were able to...

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A Letter of Apology to Kenneka Jenkins

September 25, 2017 Dear Kenneka Jenkins, I hope this message finds you resting. This is a letter of apology to you and other Black girls we have lost to violence. I, like many others, tried to ignore you, and that is corrected in this letter. Kenneka, I really tried...

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Brushing my Mom’s Hair: Noticing the love and the pattern

Every day since returning back to St. Louis, to be a caretaker for my mom, who has dementia, I have helped her get ready for the day. My routine: first, I help her with her shower; second, I help her get dressed; third, I take care of her hair—apply the styling cream,...

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There is no social justice in a vacuum

This critical and teachable moment of Charlottesville, VA, asks us, where do we stand on social justice? Do we just talk about wanting to do social justice, or do we practice being socially just? Now is the time to have that conversation in our homes, our classrooms and community. Liberated Genius can help.

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Call for Proposals!

The Crooked Room Conference and Town Hall: The Experiences of Black Girls and Women in Education Saturday, June 9, 2018; 9:00 AM-4:30 PM The Call Emphasizing the concept of education for liberation, we invite researchers, activist, educators, practitioners, community...

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Being present means…

I want to be here and don’t want to be any other place. I value this space and time. I see the beauty in what is happening in this moment. I am open to the magic of right now. Do you really want to be where you are?

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