“It is no measure of good health to be well-adjusted to a sick society”
I’ve waited all semester to post this video, and feel that our discussions as of late in class regarding inclusion and diversity have made this post quite fitting. Andrea Gibson is my absolute favorite spoken-word artist and I believe there are so many inspirational nuggets in her poem entitled “The Nutritionist”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTv-YFaGWe0
From the student’s view, it’s the struggle of life. Finding yourself while in the completely new atmosphere that college can be. Finding friends when everyone seems to acclimate to situations faster than you. Finding some spark of inspiration to keep going.
From the teacher’s view, it’s the struggle of acceptance. Fighting for a flexible classroom when supervisors continually belittle your teaching style. Fighting for acknowledgement when research seems to be the only credible measurement at a university. Fighting for some spark of inspiration to keep going.
From the individual’s view, it’s the struggle for progression. Following your research or project or thoughts wherever they might lead you. Following advice that no one else seems to suggest. Hoping that somehow, others might follow you for some spark of inspiration to keep going.
“You stay here with me, raising your bite against the bitter dark”