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My philosophy of vocation, as teacher/learner, scholar/researcher, published author, and performer involves a “Poetics of Power Pedagogy: Radical, Revolutionary, Relevant Relation­ships,” based on a Womanist, liberationist, constructive framework. Womanist thought serves to name, unmask, engage, and transform oppressions due to class, gender, race, sexual orientation, age, and ability, towards justice:  viewing humanity as sacred. As teacher/learner/scholar/performer, I facilitate, inspire, and listen, valuing poetic voices to experience new ways of seeing, hearing, and learning, so one can exercise care, curiosity, and creativity when engaging texts, involving the total self; creating health, noting the distinction between a pathology and a practice of creativity that brings life, invites questions, champions human rights, and confronts inequality everywhere.

 

 


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