“Anyone who’s lived with a narcissist knows, you are not permitted to have feelings, not unless you are committed to embodying theirs first. ” … More It Appears We Can No Longer Protest
“In many ways, I am convinced that this tumultuous moment, as in many moments of simultaneous ends and beginnings, can be felt as beautiful awful days” … More Beautiful Awful Days
We must ask ourselves then, what do we know of ourselves that we allow our children to see? Do we verbally judge others? Are we openly prejudice or competitive? Do we push back on others when they display emotions? Do we label peoples’ feelings or experiences as worthy or invalid? These small yet routine acts are the social curriculum of our relationships. What are we hoping to teach? … More That’s Not Mindful- And Other Misinterpretations of the Mindful Movement
We realized how their attendance marked an enormous need and an unspoken consent to be acknowledged as part of a collective voice searching for transformation, the chance to survive and potentially thrive in the field. … More Fire in the School House- The Reproduction of Teacher Burnout (Repost)
The empty space is an invitation. I’m asked to fill it in with gratitude. I’m solicited to maintain a certain quality within this space. I’m reminded by a million media streams, social feeds, and academic discourses to shape (and un-shape) thoughts there. Somehow my academic, professional, musical, and introspective lives are running parallel. I’m floating … More The Joy & Pressure of Nothing
I was pushing myself to be critical of my own positionally before ever being exposed to Zeus Leonardo or Gloria Ladson-Billings. I was questioning my part in the contructs and normalization produced by the institutions I was about to become a part of and poking at their limitations before ever reading Micheal Apple. … More I Went to Public School
Finally, they could use a Venn diagram to draw in some comparative data from my spiritual memoirs chronicling a desire for monastic life, blanketing over the call of motherhood, mixed with a longstanding conflict toward living in society. … More And You Call This Family?