Brutality, Vulnerability, and Resistance in Spanish Art

I’m currently in Spain, participating in a brief study abroad program centered around transnational social work. In the course of this program, I’ve been asked to write several essays about history, art, social work practice, and my own relationship to all of these things. I know my family and friends are the primary readers of…

Be kind to one another

August 31: What am I stepping into in September? Knight of Cups 🐟 Internal emotional work brought into the external realm. Moving things from the dream world to the real world. Compassion for my fellow humans.

Leaving insecurity behind

August 30: What am I leaving behind in August? Three of Stars (Pentacles) Rx ✨ Overwhelm. Not learning from mistakes. Imposter syndrome.

Pain is not my karmic fate

August 29: What untrue beliefs do I hold that are ready to be released? Three of Knives (Swords) ⚔️ Heartbreak, deep wounding, internalizing anguish and pain. 💔 From the guidebook: “tension is released through separation.” ⚔️ It isn’t my fate, or my birthright, or my lot in life to move from wound to wound and…

It’s ok to be Happy

August 28: A message from my intuition.Four of Wands🎪You have enough stability now to relax and enjoy life. You are grounded in your experience and wisdom, and this allows for greater freedom and creativity. Now is a moment of harvest and of homecoming. You’ve done the hard work, now you get to enjoy the fruits…

The Time is Now

August 27: A message from my inner elder.The Emperor⛰️What are you waiting for? To finish a degree, to land a job, to lose the stress weight, to ‘feel better,’ for someone else to tell you that you’re worthy? Fuck that, and fuck the self-doubt. You will never feel ready until you start acting as if….

Llena y Contenta

August 26: A message from my inner parent. Four of Cups * Rest. It’s ok to say no to what is not meant for me. Trust my inner sense of boundaries – when I feel done, I’m done. I have a right to security and stability.

For the Birds

August 25: A message from my inner child. The High Priestess, Rx 🌝 Ease of movement between worlds Intuitive knowing Seeing the grey areas 🌚 When I was a child, I believed I could talk to crows. I had a ring with a black stone in it (probably costume jewelry), and when I wore it,…


August 24: A message from my fear. Seven of Cups Rx 💭 Escapism and fantasy Imagination and illusion Getting lost in the Dreamworld Procrastinating and an overabundance of options 💭 Yup, this is me 100%. When I get fearful and overwhelmed, I retreat to my Dreamworld and procrastinate, postpone, and distract.

Wipe the Slate Clean

August 23: A message from my joy. Judgment * When I forgive myself and heal from my past, I can enter into the future with pure joy and trust in the universe.