Do not underestimate the quiet energy it takes to create something out of nothing.
Three more teachers have been deployed to virtual school and their classes have been collapsed. Mine was one of them. Again, I mourn.
Race is a social construct that changes in different times and spaces. I believe this. Throughout my entire life, I’ve experienced this. In some spaces I’ve felt like royalty while in others I’ve felt assaulted without ever being touched. Social construct or not, racism is real.
Today was Orange Shirt day. Not only did I forgot to wear mine, but I also forgot to remind my students to wear theirs. 🤦🏾♀️ In my defence, ‘Orange Shirt Day’ is an ongoing, year-long learning journey for us. Orange Shirt Day is everyday.
“Forget inspiration. Habit is more dependable. Habit will sustain you whether you’re inspired or not. Habit will finish and polish your story. Inspiration won’t. Habit is persistence in practice.” -Octavia Butler-
In general, I think about purpose a lot. My own purpose, the purpose of others and our purpose on this planet. I regularly remind and encourage my students to think about and explore their purpose, as well. Recently, after learning about Chadwick Boseman’s passing my social media fields were full of his messages, his wisdom. I watched and rewatched, listened and re-listened to his Howard University Homecoming Speech. His words were simple, true and resonated with my whole being.