#enlightenment (at My Heart and Mind)

#enlightenment (at My Heart and Mind)

Ocean view from the Digital Arts Research Center (at UC Santa Cruz)

Ocean view from the Digital Arts Research Center (at UC Santa Cruz)

Marks of the Sun (at UC Santa Cruz)

Marks of the Sun (at UC Santa Cruz)

Such a pretty campus! (at UC Santa Cruz)

Such a pretty campus! (at UC Santa Cruz)

McHenry Library. I forgot how wonderful it is to study in a library!  (at UC Santa Cruz)

McHenry Library. I forgot how wonderful it is to study in a library! (at UC Santa Cruz)

It’s been a pretty rough past two years. I know I sound like a broken record. So forgive me for having one of those days. But I have been told, “You’re not smart enough”. I’ve also been told, “You’re not good enough”. My favorite: “You’re only in grad school because you’re a womyn of color”. Through different types of loss these past two years, I’ve learned to quiet those voices and change the narratives that have oppressed me. The words I have learned to live by, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” - African Proverb #onward #relentless #ccavcs #mnthesis2014 (at My Tired Brain and Body)

It’s been a pretty rough past two years. I know I sound like a broken record. So forgive me for having one of those days. But I have been told, “You’re not smart enough”. I’ve also been told, “You’re not good enough”. My favorite: “You’re only in grad school because you’re a womyn of color”. Through different types of loss these past two years, I’ve learned to quiet those voices and change the narratives that have oppressed me. The words I have learned to live by, “When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you.” - African Proverb #onward #relentless #ccavcs #mnthesis2014 (at My Tired Brain and Body)

In a few weeks, I will. Hope the landing is a good one. #contemplative #life #ccavcs #mnthesis2014 (at My Tired Brain and Body)

In a few weeks, I will. Hope the landing is a good one. #contemplative #life #ccavcs #mnthesis2014 (at My Tired Brain and Body)

House

House