Life and art are never separate, not even if you try to wrench them apart. It’s been a long time since I wrote in quite this way, but we are living in increasingly frightening and unsettled times. My blog is a call for preparedness, but above all for creative resistance. Finding spaces in which the mind can be free become more vital when our actual freedoms are under threat. Every act of creativity and self-care is a means of survival. Reaching out and organising is what we must do.
I’m out of office and in a new country, but I’m not on holiday. This is because I’m helping care for my 93 year old mother who needs 24/7 at home, after a sudden acute infection and a two week hospital stay. My sister and I kept a constant vigil at her bedside and herContinue reading “Out of office reply, Ole!”
I wrote about wanting to pay tribute to the so recently murdered young activist called Heather Heyer, and called on my ancestors to help me. This is a moment for witness.