What a week! Just got back from HAÏTI 🇭🇹 yesterday, January 12th, the 8th anniversary of the devistating earthquake... I woke up with my heart full and heavy from the first trip of many which served as an orientation to my dissertation work. 💕 Blessed & humbled... I am the child of two Haitian immigrants with support (financial - s/o this grant, ancestral - s/o my angels, intellectual - s/o this black brilliance & magic, cultural - s/o these roots & connections, spiritual - s/o prayer & meditation, emotional - s/o healing & understanding) to return to her Homeland to contribute to transformative work in public health planning and delivery. I have so much more to learn and I delight in my thirst for knowledge and experience needed to fulfill my destiny
Oh, & #45 spews entitled, barbaric banter and bullying by #wypipo ... y'all ain't peep? My feathers don't ruffle for that kinda mess... working on sharpening my ax instead. #majorkey
One love. Yon sèl kè.
You might be wondering who I think I am, wearing acid-wash to work, but I just gave my dissertation draft to my dad and this may be how I self soothe after cleaning out, thoroughly, my kitchen rubbish can. So there! 🐥🙊🐥#dissertationdiaries
I swear, I was totally gonna remember my NYC eating-sola, table-for-one game tonight as reward for putting in four hours on the diss today after a full day at Biography, but @dagonburmesecuisine was popping, so this is your girl cruising with takeaway. Not mad at having my fave eggplant, ti leaf salad, and pumpkin curry all by my lonesome though 😇😉#dissertationdiaries // eating so late! Blame it on the writing vibez
Because sometimes, after writing about childhood lonely and sending the thing you keep calling your dissertation draft to a bunch of professors you've asked to judge you, you just need to eat a freaking huge mango even if it is 11 pm. Come at me, bro. #dissertationdiaries#comfortfood
Things that make your little dissertation heart sing // favorite part of Shankar's notes so far: where he flags "wile out" and "forties," asking, "what is this?" 🍺🍺🍺💃🏽🤓💕👌🏾#writerdiaries#dissertationdiaries
Fam. This draft pau. Now to print, revise, write an introduction, in the next two weeks. I think I can I think I can I think I can I know I can // shout out for real to my kindergarten teacher who cast me, the one feral brown girl in a sea of white faces at our grammar school, as the little engine that could though // I feel that mantra in my bones and am energized, and I'm grateful // what a nice spell she gave me #dissertationdiaries#writerdiaries 🚞💡✨⚡️