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Constance Iloh

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Ph.D. Student Soundtrack Part 2

Rather than inundate this installation with multiple songs, I chose one of special significance to this semester. “You Gotta Be” by Des’Ree reminds me that in the midst of the challenges and successes of  research and scholarship, the love of what you do will truly save the day. Doing this work is a consistent process of falling in love with my work or returning to the love that sustains it.
Challenge what the future holds
Try and keep your head up to the sky
Lovers, they may cause you tears
Go ahead release your fears
Stand up and be counted
Don’t be ashamed to cry
You gotta be
You gotta be bad, you gotta be bold
You gotta be wiser, you gotta be hard
You gotta be tough, you gotta be stronger
You gotta be cool, you gotta be calm
You gotta stay together
All I know, all I know, love will save the day

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