'HUES' means tones or shades and symbolizes the multitude of our experiences and stories. My philosophy, HUES, cultivates learning as becoming, education as empathy and collectivity, and creativity as healing.
My goal in art and education is not about offering tools to solve problems, but rather, providing a means to ask the right kinds of questions.
I choose a community-based approach to allow for all experiences and expressions through HUES.
Humanizing is seeing individuals as complex, agentive thinkers and social actors. It is also the opposite of discriminating, which is categorizing people, assigning attributes to them, and treating them differently. We begin by humanizing ourselves by telling our stories and humanizing one another by listening to each other's.
Learning is more than accumulation of knowledge. When we understand deeply, our learning becomes our becoming. Understanding requires confronting our own biases and learned myths - critical thinking and analysis.
As we humanize and understand ourselves and one another, we begin to imagine a liberated future, evoking a new model for the world. This allows us to create a space with unconfined possibilities. Criticality is not enough for our well-being. We envision learning that evokes possibilities for nourishment, joy and healing.
Sustenance is connecting our intellectual wellness with our physical well-being. Education functions to sustain groups of people through creating and learning and, guides us in becoming our full selves.