- Student/MotherEverything, presentTo begin, my job entails the mundane: cooking, cleaning, nurturing. I would argue that this is, actually, anything but mundane. Further, it is viewed as mundane because of the devaluation of what is considered “women’s” work. Yet, this is some of the most valuable tasks on the planet. Our basic physical and love and belonging needs must be achieved before we can do anything else, after all. But, I digress. I am also a graduate student and a tutor. So, in that respect, my job description includes a lot of reading and writing. It also entails innovative strategies to assist reluctant readers in reaching their own potential. Still- my most important job duty is what will comprise the majority of this blog- getting out. By getting out, I mean getting out of and staying out of the inter-generational poverty into which I was born.
I am a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. I finished with Distinction in my class and a 3.79 grade point average. This is impressive considering I didn’t finish high school, and married for the first time at fifteen. I have three children, Arielle, Ewan, and Lilith. The expanse of the United States, I have traveled on multiple occasions. A woman of limited means, I accomplished this by hitch-hiking and the Grey Hound bus services. Currently, I am an English graduate student and live in public housing.
- University of North Carolina2010Psychology, Child Development, Humanities Education, Women's Studies, Political Science, Soc
- University of North Carolina at Asheville