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It's Shanti, your queer baby sister here! 

I am interested in inspiring the use of, provoking and stimulating voice as a means of activating the continuity of cultural work. I believe everything that is said takes on new life given where it lands as well as where it comes from, the faith in flight — its relief, beauty and purpose — is how perspective comes to be shaped. Perspective is understood and honored because of how it is shared. My work as a digital archivist and independent scholar celebrates the process of sharing as well as developing new and sustainable ways to share with trust, vulnerability and the determination to continue the work and the joy of existing as a framework. 





There are openings in that we call flesh. 

We call the openings in flesh, pores. 

Minute orifices; vents.

Time, too, has pores, 

openings in its flesh; vents.

Through which we cross into

our multiplicities, lives

happening at the same time.

In some moments, we are conscious of these lives:

dreams, nightmares, visions, hallucinations, reincarnations.


We have a need for them.

They have a need for us.

In other moments, consciousness isn’t critical to need.

Though time has needs, just as humans have needs.

In such moments, co-evolutionary moments, time and humans

advance their own needs.

Alter each other.

Trade points of view as subject, as object,

of the other’s desire, of the other’s will.

And which of the two is subject, which is object

is of no particular significance.

brown girl dreaming

brown girl dreaming

Now is the Time to Open your Heart

Now is the Time to Open your Heart