wondering

since the massacre in orlando, i’ve been thinking about disaster capitalism and the erasure of qtpoc communities, even in death. it’s almost difficult to manage my feelings because so much of the public mourning has been really performative and harmful.

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from June Jordan’s ‘Some of Us Did Not Die’

Indeed some of us did not die.

Some of you, some of us remain, despite that hatred that violence that murder that suicide that affront to our notions of civilized days and nights.

And what shall we do, we who did not die?

What shall we do now? How shall we grieve, and cry out loud, and face down despair? Is there an honorable non-violent means towards mourning and remembering who and what we loved?

Is there an honorable means to pursue and capture the perpetrators of that atrocity without ourselves becoming terrorists?

I don’t know the answer to that.

#NigerianLivesMatter Rally

Here are some photos I took at yesterday’s Nigerian Lives Matter Rally. The rally was organised by the group Nigerian Lives Matter to acknowledge and raise awareness about the recent Boko Haram attacks in Baga, which claimed 2,000 lives. You can read more about the purpose of the rally here.

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Catching Up

Hello! It’s been quite a while since my last update. Things became really full-on with final assessments all due the same day and dealing with the holidays. I have a lot of creative projects brewing, which I’m excited about. In the meantime, here are some photos I took over the holidays:

Adorable new addition to the family
Adorable new addition to the family. Her name is Bonnie.

I got a bit carried away with the side of the shed. Here's the photo I liked best.
I got a bit carried away with the side of the shed. Here’s the photo I liked best.
Here are some boats docked outside my boyfriend's mom's house.
Here are some boats docked outside my boyfriend’s mom’s house.
I also got carried away with taking photos of seaweed. lol
I also got carried away with taking photos of seaweed. lol