I was told to write a blog post (for work) about my experience during the pandemic. Quite frankly, I don't want to do it and that's probably too honest, but I don't. I hate reflecting (especially now & in a public way); yet, I need this job. So, to make this less painful I have … Continue reading A Ph.D. Student Experience During A Pandemic
I am currently doing research about Black Women in higher education in the United States as a part of my teaching for social justice class. For my project, I am putting together a literature review that will hopefully help as I emerge towards candidacy. One of the texts I am reading is Sisters of the … Continue reading
I am experiencing a substantial amount of writing anxiety this summer. Even if I know what I am trying to say, I am having a really hard time forming substantial sentences. I feel so much pressure to succeed right now. And I know that pressure can be a good thing, and pressure can make diamonds. … Continue reading Writing Anxiety
https://vimeo.com/340346949 Here is a first look at our summer project exploring the complexity of Black Woman identity in the 21st century. The process I believe is more important than the execution. Therefore, we are looking at Black Woman identity and its many forms inside and outside of performance. The title comes from being one of … Continue reading Summer Dance Project
A short ( 10 minute) play by Alex Christmas. Characters: Amanda: 20 year old white female college student who is trying to bond with her new step brother, Isaiah. Isaiah: 23 year old black male, college graduate in liberal arts, lives and works in hometown. Tries to bond with new step sister Amanda, even though … Continue reading Dramaturgy Project 1
My favorite move to do in dance is a time step. I love how fun and clear it sounds. I then began to wonder about other black women tappers who came before me. I was to to look into Dianne Walker. Dianne Walker aka "Lady Di" is an amazing tap dancer. In a YouTube clip … Continue reading To tap is to talk
This semester has been a whirlwind! I have learned so much in all of my classes and i truly feel like I am growing. One skill that I am especially glad I gained is video editing. I did not post the videos I created because I did not have the consent of those being filmed, … Continue reading It’s good for you!