Wellbeing: Community Reflections

Created by UW Bothell and Cascadia College community members

Welcome!

Hello Campus Community! Welcome to the UWB/CC Community Reads SPLOT site! This is an example of what your creations will…

Uncrunching

(Text in italics drawn from the meditation “practice” in Undrowned.) What are the intergenerational and evolutionary ways that we become…

I am studying how to be in school with you.

Idenity Searching

Many quotes from Undrowned stood out to me. Those that I incorporated in my art piece are the ones I…

My Family, My Pod

This is the story of my family, shown is a short poem relating the marine life way of family “Pods”…

Climate change

As humans, we think climate change is affecting us greatly when in reality the ones getting affected are those in…

Orphan’s dream

Why did life choose to punish me like this? I wonder what did I do wrong, To be born in…

Within

It was the “Listen to your body” prompt.

Everyone deserves to BREATHE

In this piece, I decided to make mixed media by utilizing a mixture of visuals and quotes that stuck with…

Growth

I responded to the grow prompt because I need to learn how to become more open minded and have the…

Pit of guilt

When you know you did/are doing something wrong and you know your parents know about it, you get this pit…

This is my life poem

This poem is a vulnerable poem that shows how I have felt and how I am sorry for what I…

My Tribe (Pod)

My pod, also known as my tribe (in tribute to A Tribe Called Quest), are people of special importance to…

My Pod

I was reflecting and responding to who my pod is on a macro scale.

Grow

This is a drawing I made of my dad and my grandma. She was actually my dad’s aunt but she…

Time Heals

Lost in direction Fearful rejections In search for an embrace In this ocean of thoughts It’s a struggle getting across…

My Pod of Pods

Just the thoughts I have looming in my mind about pods.

We Are All Connected

One recurring quote from Alexis Gumb’s book that stood out to me was “We are all connected”. Gumbs brings up…

my pod and me

I responded to the prompt “Your pod”.

My Pod

In terms of pods, mine is really important to me. They are essential to help support me with people that…

Perception

The prompt that I am responding to is to “Be Vulnerable”. I have had a long road to coming to…

Pods

Everyone’s pods, at some point, overlap with everyone else’s pods, yet for some reason, we all seem to feel far…

ArtV1

This is the art I created 2/13

A Time to Grow, A Time to Change

Through her collection of meditations, Alexis Pauline Gumbs describes a deep appreciation for marine animals and the delicate balance of…

Growth Poem

Growth is something I wanted to share my thoughts about. I feel like I have thought more about growth lately…

MY FAMILY AND POD

I enjoyed how all of the marine animals travel in groups similar to pods while reading Undrowned. My parents, elder…

Hunted

Water all around me, The ocean is my home. I’m free to explore yonder The ocean I do roam. As…

Inner satisfaction

I cannot call this feeling peaceful, but do know that a happy place for me is within the lights and…

A tribute to Alexis Gumbs

I wanted to highlight the author, Alexis Gumbs, and her connection to the ocean and marine mammals. I pulled quotes…

My Pod

I was thinking about my pod and who is in it on a macro scale.

Starfish

Painting is a detail of “Her Water Hair” by the Author 2007 Starfish My Heroine’s Ancestors showed her that she…

A Love Letter.

I responded to growth and listening to your body. I always took those two things for granted but they help…

My Podo

I have specifically named my submission “My Podo” to inject a little bit of humor into the work, as well…

personal vulnerability

In my past, I have gone through many hardships and had to mature faster than any of my friends. I…

My Pod

I have a home pod that consists of my family and my dog. My family supports me with my education,…

My Pod

Community Response to Undrowned: Your Pod After reading through Alexis Gumbs, “Undrowned”, I reflected on the people I associate with,…

Fike

The prompt I responded to is grow. This is a drawing of Dominic Fike. I have loved his music for…

UNDR owned

I am not the name you gave me I am called by many names I am hailed by tribes across…

Collaborate

working… stuck. “in trying to force it, to perform it we suffer so much” STOP! what to do? look around…

Dream School: Travel and Learn

The prompt I responded to was what my dream school would be. For me, it’s basically studying abroad without the…

If You Give a Capitalist a Cookie

Fear of the Unknown

if we wish to change and grow we must accept the unknown and learn from past, present, and future experiences…

shadows

A shadow, is that what I am? Something so forsaken, something only one could make up? If I’m just a…

I want to earn the right to say it to you

Audio transcript (text in quotes is drawn directly from Undrowned) What does it mean for me to read this? What…

tsunamic panic

a call of concern for all oceanic beings as the tsunami from the Tongan undersea volcanic eruption reaches our shores,…

a scale of care

What do I need to be in school with you? What can I, must I, put aside? (I do commit…

“May you study the pink of yourself. Know yourself riverine and coast. May you taste the fresh and the saltwater of yourself and know what only you can know. May you live in the mouth of the river, meeting place of the tides, may all blessings flow through you.”

Maybe it was the wise words or the act of my breathing coming slow and fast like the waves, the…

A Sea of Bones

“I wonder. Yes. I wonder if the toxicity of the slave trade and its impact on the ocean have been…

The Spiraling Pitfall of Capitalism

The first sentence of Chapter 12, End Capitalism , “… the actual suffering and endangerment of marine mammals on the…

I do have violence to outlive and ice to break and songs to sing. I do have things to learn and love to offer.

“I do have violence to outlive and ice to break and songs to sing. I do have things to learn…

Islamophobia

This art piece was inspired by the quote “When we forgive ourselves for shredding what could never even hurt us”…

What I Want For My Future

This is a image that includes what I’ve written about. My prompt was to write about an animal that inspires…

Reflection of Me from Reading Chapter Sixteen

I feel like I am a harp because harps are very careful and intelligent, they are also very adaptive to…

Honor Yourself

“I would honor you with my quiet and my breathing, my listening further and further out and in. I would…

Deep Rest

Reading Alexis Pauline Gumb’s Undrwoned: Black Feminist Lessons from Marine Mammals, gave me a whole new idea of what meditation…

Breathe

When we breathe we inhale oxygen that then travels into your lungs and your bloodstream. As you exhale the carbon…

Remembering or Forgetting?

I chose to choose a single line out of the book to use as the catalyst for my piece. The…

A Letter From My Hair

I responded to the Respect Your Hair prompt in chapter 20 of Undrowned: Write a letter to yourself from the…

Be Brave

Such a hard thing to practice but mandatory for our personal growth, stepping outside of our comfort zones, and being…

Recalibrate

I drew this in response to the prompt about adaptation. This adaptation is similar to how sea lions can control…

The Display Of Diving Deep

One thing I wish us humans could utilize to go deeper would be the ability to not hear those around…

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