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“Inhale palms up. Exhale fall forward.”

I've been thinking about falling -- specifically falling back... and creating boundaries. Most of my life, I think I've lived without any real boundaries between myself and others, especially those I love so intensely. I think this is because I understood boundaries as something negative -- a wall around you, keeping possibility and self-doubt in,… Continue reading “Inhale palms up. Exhale fall forward.”

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A Few Identities.

Please share three important identities you hold and how they inform both your work and relationship to Black feminisms? Queen; Filipina; African-American; Black; Sister; Cousin; Scholar; Activist; Teacher; Pedagogue; Organizer; Builder; Catholic; Graduate; Student; Alumna; Daughter; Player; Athlete; Lover; Girlfriend; Niece; Friend; Delta; Descendant; Multiracial; Reader; Writer; Philosopher; Academic; Intellectual; Speaker; Co-Founder; Professor; Flower-Child; Empath; Soul;… Continue reading A Few Identities.

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The Body & Rage in Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son

Throughout much of the weekend's training, and our discussions on the body in particular, I was consistently reminded of James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son. At first, I was just reminded of a quote. Then, I was reminded of the multiple experiences that compel Baldwin towards self- and social-realization. “... I first contracted some… Continue reading The Body & Rage in Baldwin’s Notes of a Native Son