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Making with Place 6.0

After wrapping up our last MwP research team meeting, I had a session with my new therapist. We're almost 10 sessions deep, so not super-new? Anyways, I took my feelings of grief, local grief, global grief and physical grief into my session. Therapist, who I will refer to as 'T' from hereon, and I talked about where I was feeling...

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Making with Place 5.0

It's my fifth blog about the MwP project, and it's the first week of our next 4 week cycle. I don't know, nor want to know what week of the pandemic we're in now. So much has changed since the start of the project. The city is currently boarding up to prepare for some messy riots this weekend. I've gone...

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Making with Place 4.0

Content warning for anti-Black police violence This week is the end of phase one, the first 4 week section of this research project. And my mind is mush, I've been consumed by the horror of the current state of affairs, the disregard for Black lives - and have been overcome with anger for the white supremacist institution that is the...

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Book review: Not all Mangoes are Sweet

I was perusing A Different Booklist's site, and Marlene R Gordon's "Not all Mangoes are Sweet" caught my eye. I can't help it, I'm a desi diaspora kid! But also, my parents were immigrants that never moved 'up' out of poverty, and mangoes were a sign of good times, that they were financially okay, a once in a blue moon treat. I'm...

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Making with Place 3.0

I can't believe it's already the third week of MwP! This thought prompted me to check what week of pandemic we're on...we're done week 6, going on 7. *sigh* While in place, for another week, I was feeling pretty burnt out. Someone I love and care for, an immediate family member, was misdiagnosed with COVID, then told they were misdiagnosed,...

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