working on my final paper for my masters. the hardest part is trying to fit in with the language of academia which is not the language i speak nor the language i’m interested in speaking but if you are going to go hang out on mars you probably should try to speak martian, only fair. my paper is about songwriting and trauma, art heals. everybody knows that but here i am explaining it as though it requires an explanation. it’s about paulo friere and karl marx and maxine greene and kodwu eshun, it’s about folk and rap and sarcasm and it’s about the fact that the things i see might not be seen by anyone else and that’s fine. i hope it bugs nobody charged with judging my work that i’m fine with people who do not see things my way. i don’t mind a good fight but I would hate trying to do it all in martian.