By creating this pedagogical performance space to gather, create and perform, I have been blessed in many ways. Act Like You Know has grounded me when I have felt isolated and occasionally adrift as one of the few Black faculty members on Lehigh's campus. Real talk. This course has been my solace and creative sanctuary as much as it has been my students. I've been touched, inspired and changed by each of my students in some way. So many have left huge, deep impressions on my heart, it's difficult to find the words to express how grateful I am to each of them for helping me build Act Like You Know's legacy.
So I simply say, thank you.
Thank you to all of the generations of Act Like You Know who have given me permission to challenge myself, laugh at myself, trust myself, the courage to face my fears, the vision to create this unique learning experience and the inspiration to make each generation better than the last.