Last night 21 people called or logged into the Brilliance Remastered informational webinar The Quality of Light: The Poetics of Entering Graduate School. We had a great conversation about:
- remembering our purposes for going to graduate school and our accountability to the communities we love
- the steps to identifying an intellectual community you WANT to be part of for the next phase of your life
- distinguishing your application from the record number of applications graduate schools are receiving this cycle
This group poem reflects the values and priorities of this wave of community accountable intellectuals that participated on the call who are committed to accessing their intuition and remembering what their lives are about while making the many small and significant decisions that surround applying to graduate school.
The Quality of Light
By the participants in the Quality of Light Webinar on the Poetics of Entering Graduate School
“The quality of light by which we scrutinize our lives has direct bearing upon the product which we live, and upon the changes which we hope to bring about through those lives. It is within this light that we form those ideas by which we pursue our magic and make it realized.”
-Audre Lorde “Poetry is Not a Luxury”
the quality of magic, community, power, fire and voice
the quality of rootedness
the quality of healing myself, my beloved families, my ancestors, my children
the quality self-care, loving kindness and joy
the quality of meaning-making transformation and happiness
the quality of intersection, overlap, partnership and collaboration
the quality of community intentionality and presence
the quality of broken bread
the quality of words exchanged and silence shared
the quality of connection to those whose lives I reflect and the life I see given back to me
the quality of defining your own worth and deepening yr magic
the quality of my analysis and my growth and my respect for my ancestors
the quality of so much LOVE getting to share community and life with brilliant women of color!
*If you missed this webinar and you want some advice about your process of applying to graduate school this winter feel free to sign up for virtual office hours or check out the Belly Blessing PhDoula offerings for personal statements and writing samples!