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To the things: home is where your heart takes you.

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Polish and treasure all your heart homes.

You will know you are there when sometimes happens in the biggest way.  Like learning it IS cool to sit out on your porch in your pajamas, on a cool summer evening, talking to old and new friends about each other’ wins and loses.

You will know it when it happens.

Pajamas on the porch are a big thumbs up in my books.




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New Work includes:

following and finding a way to participate in the 68th Session of the United Nations General Assembly which will focus us on: developing access for disability resources

Meetings – 68th Session of the UN General Assembly – Disability and Development – Resources

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Lisa Figge is an artist academic living in Kingston, Ontario. She is nearing fifty years on this planet and working through the problems her biology is presenting for her identity as woman, life partner, mother, artist, friend, student, academic, lover, pacifist, earthling, etc. For those who are curious she has Multiple Sclerosis which is the name given to the kind of things that are happening inside her body and changing everything. These things are her object of study and inform her art practice.

via I Can Only Make It Up Once | Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

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Barbara Meneley at Modern Fuel: “Unmapping the Last Best West”

“The works in Unmapping the Last Best West focus on cartographic representation and embodied relationships to land. Typically seen as scientific, objective, and absolute, in reality cartographic representation is anything but. A cartographer is tasked with communicating visual information, synthesizing a variety of source material to visually support the communication of a specific idea. Someone decides how some place should be represented and the cartographer makes it so. I know something about this—cartography was my profession for twenty years, and every map I drew was fiction.” `modernfuel website

via Barbara Meneley: Unmapping the Last Best West | Modern Fuel Artist-Run Centre

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The Borders of Dominicanidad | Duke University Press

In The Borders of Dominicanidad Lorgia García-Peña explores the ways official narratives and histories have been projected onto racialized Dominican bodies as a means of sustaining the nation’s borders. García-Peña constructs a genealogy of dominicanidad that highlights how Afro-Dominicans, ethnic Haitians, and Dominicans living abroad have contested these dominant narratives and their violent, silencing, and exclusionary effects. Centering the role of U.S. imperialism in drawing racial borders between Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and the United States, she analyzes musical, visual, artistic, and literary representations of foundational moments in the history of the Dominican Republic: the murder of three girls and their father in 1822; the criminalization of Afro-religious practice during the U.S. occupation between 1916 and 1924; the massacre of more than 20,000 people on the Dominican-Haitian border in 1937; and the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. García-Peña also considers the contemporary emergence of a broader Dominican consciousness among artists and intellectuals that offers alternative perspectives to questions of identity as well as the means to make audible the voices of long-silenced Dominicans.

via The Borders of Dominicanidad | Duke University Press