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April 5, 2015

The Intellectualism of Women at One Spark 2015

Filed under: Education — William Jackson @ 6:57 pm

The Intellectualism of Women at One Spark

March celebrated Women’s History Month and April is a celebration
of Poetry and Spoken Word. Each where women are important
and celebrated for their talents and skills. Communities and cities
recognizing the wonderful and transformative accomplishments of
women locally and nationally.
This is fitting because women should be celebrated for their
intellectualism, creativity, passion and higher order thinking skills.
Why not celebrate and recognize women that are mothers, daughters,
aunts, nieces, step-mothers and grandmothers. Celebrate them not
just for their titles or positions, recognize them for their contributions:
their intellectualism

Quote by Hillary Clinton:
“Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world.”

The contributions of women that are true Superheroes to their families
and communities is sometimes overlooked, but this year in One Spark
there are women of diverse nationalities, cultures, ages and generational
periods that should be recognized and supported because of their
passion and skills in this year’s One Spark and EdSpark.
This is NOT to say men are not as capable, but men must admit that
an intellectual women is sexy! It is time for women to stop doubting their
abilities and their talents, it is time for men to support women to think
”out of the box,” and follow their dreams, to expand their minds and
grab hold of opportunities that will create a paradigm of change not just
for this time, but for the future of and for young girls, teens and maturing
women who want to achieve their dreams that will benefit human kind
not just a personal agenda.

Quote by Toni Morrison:
“If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet,
then you must write it.”

What father, grandfather, uncle or even brother would not want to see
the women in their lives happy, eager to see them accomplish their
dreams and aspirations to make a positive change in their world, especially
in their neighborhood and community? Husbands do not have time to be
jealous of their wives because their accomplishments support the growth
of the family. In today’s society it is proven that if a man won’t support his
woman another man gladly will.


One Spark is the World’s Crowd Funding Festival in #Jacksonville,
#Florida starting Tuesday, April 4th 2015.The world’s eyes will literally be
on Jacksonville to see which projects will obtain funding for their ideas and
dreams for the women, men and even youth that earned an opportunity
to show their ideas, passions, talents, dreams and desires to help others..
One Spark is a festival of dynamic creativity and entrepreneurialism
and embraces EdSpark which focuses on the educational aspects of
teaching and learning.
During this week of demonstrations, exhibits, performances, lectures,
and experiments there should also be celebrating women and their
roles in diverse disciplines, there are areas that are not traditional roles
for women as in the areas of STEAM / STEM, robotics, science, space
exploration, engineering. Women are expanding their influence and
growing stronger.

Quote by Haitian Woman
“Girls, embrace your flaws. Don’t compare or compete with others.
What makes you different, makes you beautiful. Don’t let the crowd’s
standards define you. You’re beautiful in your way.”

April s a time for families Black, Hispanic, Haitian, and White to get their
children out and engaged to see potential careers, unique educational
opportunities and expose their children to Thought Leaders,
Knowledge Builders, Intellectual Developers and Entrepreneurial Craftsman.
Once a girl or woman has that idea, they dream that dream, where will they
go to bring it into fruition, who do they network with and what are the financial
funding available to help them to the next step? As women attend
One Spark and EdSpark– Network – Network and Network some more.

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Women are not satisfied with the traditional roles they are sometimes
forced into, in the 21st century women have more opportunities available
than in all of history. The nontraditional roles of scientists, engineers,
astronauts, geneticist, and other careers have opened doors to embrace
women and welcome them for their contributions to enhance and encourage
other women into nontraditional fields. Each woman is a role model for
the next. Each women striving, building, developing, modeling is a role
model for the next little girl who will follow. I’m a father, educator and
community activist so as such WE/US fathers, men, educators and community
activist should support the women in our educational, community, religious,
cultural and family circles. I’m not throwing stones or creating controversy,
what kind of man does not support the dreams of his children, wife, girlfriend,
and other women he calls friend or love of his life. Men even your “side-chick”
deserves respect to support her dreams. #KeepinItReal

“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be
able to solve all of the world’s problems at once, don’t ever underestimate
the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage
can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.”
Michelle Obama, First Lady of the United States of America

Looking forward to One Spark and EdSpark to see what the community
of dreamers, educators, inventors, developers, engineers, scientists,
and seekers of life will present.

Tangela Floyd, YMBSC, Inc

Interview with Tangela Floyd on WJXT4

One Spark:
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William Jackson,
Parent, Educator, Blogger, Community Activist
Speaker, Presenter,



  1. Thank you for writing about the importance of empowering and appreciating women, William! It is true that the glass ceiling as intact as it has ever been, and that the gender wage gap remains. When this fact is exacerbated by the challenges that women who are minorities face, few could doubt that we have a lot of work to do! All this to say – I absolutely agree that women should be supported, uplifted, honored and more for the many contributions they make in our society and communities.


    Comment by Rachael Tutwiler Fortune — April 6, 2015 @ 10:57 pm

    • Just wanted to say that I hope the family is well, enjoying the pictures
      on Facebook of the family.



      Comment by William Jackson — June 6, 2016 @ 12:11 am

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