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identity and connection

joni sky's picture

today i feel concentration. i can't seem to unfurrow my brow. when we talk in class we talk resortation we focus on words and i want to expand. we expand restoration. we talk restoration of our own bodies, bodies assumed able, fully functional. our bodies have challenged us. i feel disturbed by our departure from bodies read as less able, less capable. how much can we apply ideas that were not made for us, ideas that can help us reconcile with our bodies though our bodies require less reconciliation. i understand disabled more when talk is black queer woman and i want to connect my black queer women to disability politics. this is ecological, right? everything is connected. but how can we work to connect without erasing, to relate without assuming and appropriating the politics of another identity.