Fam, if you don't know @EllinKeene you need to fix that immediately. She can't be described in a tweet, but knowing of her, then being taught and nurtured by her today in my budding practice as an educational researcher has been one of the most memorable experiences of my life.
My #hfellows journey is just beginning, but it is no exaggeration or stretch of the imagination when I say that I feel so empowered and ready to engage in all that is ahead because I know she's in my corner.
I have made a commitment to myself and to my people that this journey will not only carry my story forward, but it will be the story of my children, of my school, of Montbello, of Denver, of us all as we journey into a new era of collective liberation.
Immensely grateful for @HeinemannPub and the way they warmly embraced a little lady with big plans and even bigger ideas today. It is because of your love, humility, support, and honesty about the work you have yet to do, that I know we can (and will) win.
Special and individual thanks to @JKarabinas Stephen, Mim, Michael, @vickiboyd and @EllinKeene They each know why. To all my fellow #hfellows I could not and would not want to do this without you. All love. Here's to the journey ahead.🎉💜

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