|I Thank You © Tiffany Monique|
This creative thesis project is a collection of my personal dual-expression spoken word recordings and writings, showing how I used dual-expression to engage the self-conscious roles of my woman-self which I termed Pme and Qme. This is explained in chronological detail as I theorized and shared my personal findings of what dual-expression is and how it has played (and continues to play) a part in my personal transformation through use of spoken and written word (one of the basic tenets of Transformative Language Arts). In addition to my own submissions, I shared my dual-expression theory and method with women that live in my local community when I facilitated a TLA practicum in the form of a free community workshop. The women who attended have all shown an appreciation for dual-expression as a positive creative outlet, allowing some of their dual-expressions to be included in my process paper as a chronological experience of what they shared and witnessed of my theories of TLA, dual-expression, Pme, Qme, and the spectrum of authenticity through the engagement of the dual-expression method. The following creative submission is my personal engagement and theorizing of my dual-expression workshop which are all a part of my Transformative Language Arts praxis and methodology.