Happy *NEW SCIENCE* Friday!
Because Science: Opened TODAY
Today was the official opening of Because Science- our science gift shop Vienna, VA!
We still love craft fairs and online orders, but we now get to share our passion for creating & curating gifts, jewelry and custom art for your inner scientist everyday and in-person.
Our store is located at 2764D Avenir Place Vienna, VA 22108, one block away from the Dunn Loring metro stop. We're open from 11a-8p everyday.
Stop by and show this email at the register to claim your FREE swag bag!
Meet Kenya Murray
"Dearest Daughter of the Dust,
There is no box that can or ever will contain you.
I’ve never had a Black epidemiology teacher and today, I gave my first in-person lecture within the Global Health Institute as an infectious disease epidemiologist. No slides.. just pictures and storytelling. I’ve long recognized that much of my existence in this space will be an act of not being confined to the expectations of who they want to see teaching and leading in this field. As I continue to add to the collective work of transforming the conditions in which public health professionals are educated, poetry has become one of my greatest sources of wisdom.
To me, poems are like biblical scripture. My mama would surely roll her eyes at my saying this but in my deepest hour of need, I’m sometimes thinking of a line from a poem to feed me... and to be honest ‘The Negro Speaks of Rivers’ has always rolled off my tongue faster than scripture. (And even still Mama..I promise my help cometh from Lord).
Lucille Clifton gifted me with what I call one of my life poems. I recite this before every speaking engagement as a reminder that I.. in blackness and woman body will forever prevail as I show up as none other than myself.
“won't you celebrate with me
what i have shaped into
a kind of life? i had no model.
born in babylon
both nonwhite and woman
what did i see to be except myself?
i made it up
here on this bridge between
starshine and clay,
my one hand holding tight
my other hand; come celebrate
with me that everyday
something has tried to kill me
and has failed. “ -Lucille Clifton
To my daughters of the dust...there is no box that can or ever will contain you... for you are the blueprint."
Kenya's Instagram: @ tribesofkenya
Come see Circuit Breaker Labs at a local event! You can see our schedule HERE
Because Science Store Opening
2674D Avenir Pl, Vienna, VA 22108
Art on the Avenue
Takoma Park Street Festival
Takoma Park, MD
Circuit Breaker Labs & Because Science
2674 Avenir Pl
Vienna, VA 22108 United States