In Key Ballah’s collection Preparing My Daughter For Rain she writes: “Be kind to your body; it will speak for or against you one day.” It is a conversation we must all have with our bodies eventually. 519 more words
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When considering what causes our individual behaviours, we often think of the decisions our mind makes. Particularly in terms of bodily behaviours, there is the pervading interpretation that our mind, via our brain, directs our bodies to act or behave in certain ways. 1,406 more words
“You can stroke people with words.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
Yours is the sort of hypnotic fancy I’d have liked to put my heart in, as I huddled in an empty terminal at 3:27 am with my trenchcoat and notebook rumpled on my knees, sleepless and wrecked by nocturnal solitude.378 more words
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When we support assimilation of the black body into the status quo, we are complicit in its erasure. To physically kill the black body has never been the goal of the status quo; there are benefits in owning and using it in service to the maintenance of the status quo after all.
This is going to be the first part of a two-part post – the next post on this topic is going to be coming in August sometime… 914 more words