Artizein: Arts and Teaching Journal


Using poetry as a research method, the author wrote for self-expression, self-discovery and self-healing during the pandemic. As she wrote, she realized that she is a different person in different settings with differ- ent people. Without intending to ever share this work, she then examines her multiple selves’ learning-teach- ing dance with life using literature by Aoki, Leggo, Dewey, Tajfel and others. She even discusses the notion of multiple selves in life with her young children and is fascinated by their artistic response.

Author Biography

Rawda is a racialized, queer, neurodivergent woman, mother, adult education teacher and PhD candidate at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, who’s passionate about life and building communities. She never had less than two jobs at the same time, she thrives in chaos, feels too much, hasn’t learned how to censor, and will never stop being a dreamer. Contact: rawdaharb@gmail.com | www.rawdaharb.com



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