Contributor/Nurse/Artist: Tashaé Gomez-Jones
In the spirit of the U.S. Independence Day celebrated on July 4th, we welcome this powerful image from recent BSN graduate Tashaé Gomez-Jones, inspired by the concept of emancipatory knowing in nursing!
My name is Tashaé Gomez-Jones. I am a recent BSN graduate from Heritage University located on the Yakama Nation reservation in Washington state. In my program we studied the 5 fundamental patterns of knowing in nursing. While learning about community health nursing, many of the inequities in my rural, agricultural based community became glaringly obvious to me. As a nurse who will soon be caring for the individuals and families that live in my community, the concept of emancipatory knowing has become important to me in addressing these inequities. I was moved to create an aesthetic representation of what emancipatory knowing means to me. In my illustration, I included a fist representing black and brown nurses like myself and the nurses in my program over a blue, cloudy sky.
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About Tashaé Gomez-Jones
I recently graduated from the BSN program at Heritage University located on the Yakama Nation Indian Reservation in Toppenish, WA. I am passionate about mental health, and will soon work as a Psychiatric-Mental Health nurse at an in-patient facility that focuses on the care of adults facing acute mental-health crisis.