Writing a teaching philosophy is a daunting task that every educator must endure. After weeks of reading samples and listening to YouTube videos, I still found myself in a whirlwind of useful and useless information. After several mind mapping illustrations, drafts, and emotions of self doubt, I found myself with a philosophy that has left me feeling grounded in my heritage of street art, the Mexican diaspora, and my desire to shift the current state of education into a place of muliti-function and resource development that touches communities in close proximity. With endless rewrites and edits one thing did prepare me for this exploration of myself, and that is my collaborative work with writing Manifestos with Graffiti Writers of Houston. Similarly to their process of writing, I had to be honest with myself, dive deep into my wants, desires, needs, and commitments. And similarly, I struggled to find the words that accurately expressed my inner-self, and the desire to teach student in higher education. After all is said and done, I came out on the other end with more understanding of my capacity to teach, appreciation of my journey as an artist and educator, and solidified my position in the ecology of my pedagogical art practice.