As I hear Tupac’s truth through his beautiful metaphor of the rose that grew from concrete, while taking in both Nikki’s associated poem and the quote about change; I am led to the only question I have for us: What are the stories of your petals?
She stay creating transforming destruction into art. She stay owning what she does and all that she is and stay giving from her heart.
Updated: May 21, 2021 https://open.spotify.com/show/5Ggu2bDuAdT12mKuDsDXqO?si=XhrgXDqfScujgUH3g0Rx2w The inspirations for this piece were my daughter Makaila, the graduate students completing their Action Research requirement at the University of San Diego (especially the 1st year students I have been blessed to engage this semester), and all of our next generation leaders. A special Thank You to Dr. Nydia …
7 Questions: Thriving As Beyoncé said in her beautiful song Bigger “life is your birthright they hid that in the fine print.” Not only is living your birthright, but so is the audacity to radically love, thrive and liberate while being liberated.
While we are fighting for substantive change in the world, we cannot forget what I am constantly reminding myself and people around me: Justice starts at home.