what mask shall I wear?
What pedagogical approach is right for the day?
Which identity should I choose
As a walk into “the game of orgs” that see’s
harsh realities with fresh scars all in the name of learning
Shall I stay silent today past the judgmental stares of inadequacy
Or …shall I take the path of bearing the fruit of my exuberance
while the distant light
of 19th century dominance (theory) runs from
the glare of me
who am I as a little black girl
to state boldly what I represent, what I create
to be more than what they call me?
what I’m designated to be within old hierarchy
who am I not to be.
playing small with the light doesn’t suite me
living life is not a game
I was born for a purpose
interstellar transdisiplinary intentions
yet everyday I walk into a field of discipline specific minds
where there is no consciousness
no ethical layer of honesty
Decisions are made within closed minds
with no emphatically lens
no hope of inclusion or visible diversity
other than who wins?
who really wins…
within this game
of no valor
Trust is of little value
Thus the game of thrones is playing out
So therein lies
the life within Higher Education
Which mask shall I wear?
which pedagogical approach is best for you today?
Which identity shall I choose?
Image Credit : by Diane Morgan http://www.nitrobeat.co.uk/news/unleashing-imagination-and-alternative-visions-fut/