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Body Talk

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

Poetry

What causes your behaviours? Zeno of Citium and Pierre Bourdieu on the body.

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

Will Johncock

Breathing Lessons' Growing Pains

Some more stuff from my Breathing Lessons project (which is undergoing some transformations I can’t wait to share with y’all.  Guess it’s tropism :) )!
But for now, these 11×17 posters.

Poetry

Penstroke

“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.

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Poetry

Black Lives Matter: Death By Assimilation

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.

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Politics

Fine

Here’s one story.

Here’s another:

She was an attractive black woman which made me moderately comfortable.  I didn’t know what to expect after all so this was helpful. 521 more words

Poetry

Tough Mudder running: Getting Out Of My Head, Part One

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