Learning is truly a creative act, because we are creating meaning, and learning meaning as we create. It’s a concomitant process. As young children, we teach ourselves who we are with our own hands on a pencil, drawing and interpreting ourselves in relation to our families, our world, with our scribbles and doodles. We enjoy making videos of ourselves whipping our hair back and forth like Will Smith’s daughter Willow; we check ourselves out, and learn who we are by watching our bodies dance. It is not a matter of self-expression as much as it is a matter of self-exploration. We create ourselves as we learn, we learn about ourselves as we create.
This blog is dedicated to the concomitant process of self-expression and self-exploration, and to whipping your hair back and forth.