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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.

Liberated Genius Mastermind Event

January 1, 2018

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 change the world, but…

REST (it’s a part of the program!)

December 1, 2017

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 called life. I was exhausted. Thankfully, my…

Dream Job Challenge

November 10, 2017

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 InPower Institute at Emerging Wisdom,…

Even the color purple wants to be loved

October 20, 2017

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 be seen…

A Letter of Apology to Kenneka Jenkins

September 25, 2017

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 NOT to notice you. I tried NOT…

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

September 1, 2017

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, and then brush…

There is no social justice in a vacuum

August 22, 2017

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.

Call for Proposals!

August 10, 2017

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 members, and youth to situate their work within the historical and current sociopolitical truths of the…

Being present means…

July 17, 2017

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?

“Slow down TT”; help is present

July 12, 2017

As my mom walked slowly behind me, I said, “Fine. Go by yourself.” Immediately, my six-year old niece, Michaela, piped up and said, “NO! DON’T LEAVE NANA!” She grabbed my mom’s hand and began to walk with her. While, my mom was only two feet behind me, and I had no intention of leaving her,…