January 26, 2011
A young friend of mine, Francelli Chapman, keeps a very active blog that I’m learning a lot from. An example: This great quote from Maya Angelou’s book, Letter to My Daughter—“Never whine. Whining lets a brute know that a victim is in the neighborhood.”
Francelli calls her blog, “The Life of an Actress ‘N’ Such” —and there’s lots and lots of “‘n such” from this performer, activist and community-builder. Francelli shares her discoveries from doing new things and being places she’s never been before, the pain of her community and efforts to alleviate it, her pondering of new ideas gleaned from what she’s reading and who she’s meeting and working with—any and all of which give a glimpse of a woman whose practice “takes place in” zones of proximal (or people’s) development—zones that she continuously participates in creating.
Vygotskians (and everyone), take a look!