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Gwendolyn Fernandez  AL โžก๏ธ DC โžก๏ธ PHX ๐Ÿ˜ Museum Educator @phxart ๐Ÿ› Gardener๐ŸŒฑ Seeker ๐Ÿ‘ Yogi ๐Ÿ•‰ "You should in any case go to the museum often." Vincent Van Gogh ๐Ÿ–ผ

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii fall! ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ Excited to be in Minneapolis for the third MASS Action convening!

Itโ€™s been a tough week. And for so many, the days have been difficult for much longer. To the survivors reading this ... I see you, I believe you, and I support you. You are loved and your courage is astounding. May we all continue to nourish our resilience, take care of one another, and never stop fighting in big and small ways to change our culture.
This week at the Moth StorySlam in Phoenix, a brave woman got on stage to talk about facing her assailant, a member of her own family. The events of the story happened over 50 years ago, but as she recounted losing the feeling in her legs, most of her peripheral vision, and her balance as she walked down the hallway you could tell she was reliving the fear again in that moment. As she walked off the stage, still shaking, strangers offered hugs and wiped tears from their eyes. Letโ€™s keep showing up for each other and practicing empathy until no one has to live these stories.

4 months ago we pulled into Phoenix after a week on the road and a year and half living in separate cities. Iโ€™m pleased to report we still like each other. ๐Ÿ’‘ Headed offline for our first solo vacation since we moved in together.โœŒ๐Ÿผ

Guess who just had their first live TV appearance!! The @phxart Family Programs team wants you to come play with us at the Museum! The museum is free this Sunday for Discount Tire Free Family Day and youth under 17 get in free every day through September 30. The host this morning said, โ€œYou have the best job.โ€ Yes, we do!! And I am grateful to have the talented @giovanaaviles by my side!

Debbie + Helen Frankenthaler #dressedtomatch ๐Ÿ˜

The exhibit โ€œIn the Company of Womenโ€ featuring women artists from the @phxart permanent collection closes this Sunday! Debbie is the mother hen of our @phxart #MuseumEd family. She checks up on us and keeps our team supplied with everything we need, especially laughs. She even humors me with things like this. And like a Frankenthaler painting, sheโ€™s even lovelier in person! #IamMuseumEd #phxartfamily

Iโ€™m sorry Appalachian Trail ... thereโ€™s a new AT in my life. ๐Ÿž It was 113 in PHX yesterday and a ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿผ74 on the trail.

Itโ€™s an exciting day! I can vote in Arizona AND check out books from @phoenixpubliclibrary! ๐ŸŒต๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ—ณ๐Ÿ“š

I would say these two are happy to have completed the drive from Alabama to Arizona! Welcome to the heat Rhett Butler! โ˜€๏ธ๐Ÿถ๐ŸŒต

Happy 90th Birthday to this incredible woman! Sheโ€™s been my confidant, lunch buddy, and fellow mischief maker for more than three decades. I hold dear the time we share together, from nights when she would sing me to sleep to hours spent talking about life and sharing stories. We even twinned our last two lunches together. I love you, Meme!! ๐Ÿ‘ฏโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ’ซ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅ‚๐Ÿ’โœจ

Today Iโ€™m celebrating two months of living in PHX with a look back at the cross country trek to get here! One of my favorite (unplanned) stops along the way was the Very Large Array outside of Soccoro, NM. Made up of 27 โ€œvery largeโ€ radio telescopes, this observatory is used to study black holes, among other things in space. You may also recognize it from the movie โ€œContactโ€ based on Carl Saganโ€™s book. Jodi Foster narrates the visitor film, in case you donโ€™t already want to plan a visit! #DCtoAZ #roadtrip #spacenerd #latergram

First AZ garden ๐Ÿ… harvest! #gardengram

Feels good to be back on the coast! ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ๐ŸŒŠ

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