National Poetry Day | Music is Poetry | October 8th 2015 |#IfICouldBlog | We Could Find A Diamond In Your Hair

I wrote this almost two years ago

if i could blog

Ending the day by honoring the day

I am falling in love with music again

It has been some time since I could get lost in new sound-art.

This song reminded me that Today is National Poetry Day

If I Could Blog I I would blog about being a lyric junky and write lyrics for songs I’m feelin’.

lyrics I find are sometimes (most times) off at some parts…

The lyrics to this song, If I Could by Just A Band, inspired the name of my blog. If I could blog I would. I can so I am.  I will be writing every week about whatever moves me to holla out the web.

I Can not figure out a couple of lines, the bolded italic lines. Can you?  Do you hear what I hear? #remindsmeofTVonTheRadio

We could play a little truth or dare
(We would play a little truth or…

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Textbook

We learn about Scaffolding and Flow Experience but Live Routine Activity Theory.  Ignoring Negative effects on student's motivation, behavior and achievement.  In school with Social Capital practicing Social Promotion keeping Collective Efficacy rolling on tracks Find your path off track Individuation. Live your path.

Sobonfu Somé

Sobonfu Somé has joined the ancestors.  I recently dug up her book Welcoming Spirit Home to reread her perspective on parenting and being a child. I started unschooling my daughter and one of the arguments people who oppose my decision constantly bring up is "I never liked school, but I did it!" Why is it … Continue reading Sobonfu Somé

Decolonize Childbirth- Race & Obstetric Violence

This is what WAW is all about!

Decolonizing the USVI

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Giving birth is some life altering shit. It can be a transcendental, mind warping, ecstatic, or painful experience. The child that you house on the inside of you is exiting your womb. Women should be able to give birth in safe spaces that respect and honor their intuition and power. Unfortunately, our medical practices and representations of birth have transformed the birthing process. Birth in America is over medicalized and rooted in fear and obstetric violence.

32.7% of all births in the United States are C-sections despite the fact that 1) c-sections increase risks for mothers and infants and 2) the World Health Organization argues that the C-section rate should be 5-10%. The territories are hardly doing better. The c-section rate in the U.S. Virgin Islands was 29.3% in 2013 and Puerto Rico’s rate during the same year was 48.4%. These territorial rates have declined over recent years and it is important that they…

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