Author: Melissa Boles

There is a Glennon Doyle quote that I feel like someone has traced into my skin over the last few years. “These things will be hard to do,” she says. “But you can do hard things.”

Author: John Magnusson

A couple years ago, I found myself stuck in a rut.  I wasn’t necessarily less productive or in a bad place, I just didn’t have the same upbeat and driven attitude that I felt defined me typically.  Getting a task started just felt more difficult and like a bigger challenge than it had before.  To cope, I found myself turning to subreddits on motivation or Facebook groups and YouTube channels about happiness, all in the hopes that I’d be divinely uplifted, inspired, and back to my old self. 

Author: Carina M. Buzo

“The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house” (Lorde, 1981). Often, I hear this quote used to discuss creatively deconstructing oppressive systems and reimagining a society without those systems. I rarely hear this quote referred to in the context of its original article. In 1981, Audre Lorde wrote a reflection of her experience at the New York University Institute for the Humanities conference focused on women, race, sexuality, class, and age. At the conference, Lorde was one of two Black women invited and in attendance.

Author: Fiona Corner

Readers, I will not profess that I am an expert at supervision. With only five, going on six, years of supervising students, graduate students, and professional staff I have so much more to learn. But, what I have learned in these past few years is that supervision is truly an art and supervisors come at the art from a variety of perspectives.

Our networking dinner is a NWASAP tradition.  Sign up during conference registration for a networking dinner. 

Each dinner is led by a current board member.  Dinner is on your own; transportation is on your own for those restaurants that are not on site. 

Check out Morgan Hanson's blog post about our networking dinner here!

Menus for each dinner option can be found in the Guidebook app.