Welcome! (About this Blog)
Hi friends and strangers!
This blog is set up to chronicle my research & activism, which are completely intertwined and related on almost every level. (I use the word “my” up there to mean stuff I’m involved in–not to be possessive…as these are always collective processes involving inspiration from and the contributions of so many fantastic people.) The pages (top right) have information about me, and more importantly, contain my thesis (an anarchist ethnography) as it unfolds. Particularly what I’m interested in is transforming anthropological methods into something….more radical, less oppressive, more decolonizing (: And always practical & engaged. I invite comments, questions, input, etc throughout this process, most especially from community members and friends who are involved in the project. I especially want you all to hold me accountable, know where I’m at with, and have input into, theory, anthropology, and analysis, and to challenge me if I’m screwing stuff up!
Below the “pages”, on the…middle right, we have links! A bunch of these lead to wicked Hamilton projects that myself and/or the people who’s voices you hear throughout the anarchist ethnography are involved in. If you like what you see, there are tons of ways to get involved! We love new faces, especially ones seeking social transformation! Come be curious at FreeSkool, lend your little ones to the Womb Childcare Collective, and check out some of the awesome stuff going on with the Peace Cafe. Also with the links are resources on racism & oppression. Not created by us, but also amazing. Thanks strangers!
Below that on the right we have “Recent Posts” and “Categories”. The blog posts are a bit more random. They are…newsy, about ongoing activisms. They’re also reflections about anthropology…or information about FreeSkool classes…or reflections on racism and discourse–in other words, reflections on how we tell the story shows how we see the world, and what that says about our implicit assumptions… Things that don’t really fit elsewhere, but that I’ve been thinking about and just want to share.
Welcome! Enjoy! Thanks for taking the time to browse through & have yourself a lovely day.
Peace, love, & solidarity,