Stephen Fadden a professor in my undergraduate had an tremendous impact on my life in the most positive and intellectual of ways. I had the opportunity to visit with him this past December in Santa Fe, New Mexico. I know from the moment we sat down to visit he was testing me in regards to the maintenance of my Indigenous dignity, humanity, and creativity.
The memories I have of this man pushing my inquiry and encouraging me to view the world in a playful yet serious manner have stuck with me since I first met him. One of the messages that has stuck with me that I attribute to his lecture was,"If we lose our ability to think creatively, we have become useless." This is the reason I personally like to pick up any creative medium and explore. Creative expression often leads to the developed ability for creative inquiry.