Of the Misdeeds of Minimalism

          In a 2015 documentary by Matt D’Avella titled Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things, Joshua Fields Millburn reports that when he started letting go he felt “freer, happier, lighter…”. As the stars of the film, he and his best friend Ryan Nicodemus spread a message of emancipation, of moving towards a minimal life, while …

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Identities Conclusion — How can I conclude?

Conclusion Towards Understanding: One Cannot Rightly Conclude It was always me versus the worldUntil I found it's me versus me- "DUCKWORTH.", DAMN., Kendrick Lamar            The movement of theoretical conceptions and formations of race, queerness, language and representation resists stability especially as they vary from city to desert to coastal alignments. To exclaim that you are …

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Identities of Sand Ch. 2

On the Discourse of Sand, Identity and Language – to Re-tell a Story that Pieces Together the Earth and the Language which Describes it If my reputation would miss meWhat they see from meWould trickle down generations in timeWhat they hear from meWould make 'em highlight my simplest lines“FEAR.”, DAMN., Kendrick Lamar[1]            In a documentary …

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Identities Ground to and Built with Sand: (Be)coming-of-Age

Discourse on the Capacious Forms of Thinking about Queer and Race Theory in Creation To those who fight for the continued prominence of the humanities and any creative endeavor as more analytical and capital realms are structurally implemented as superior. To those who are still waiting for their story to be told, or for the …

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Finding myself here, 13 days in — a journal entry from when I first moved to Beauvais

I wrote a post on my private account while packing a few weeks ago on the negatives aspects of romanticizing simple things. I asked myself, what’s wrong with finding ridiculous beauty in the mundane things? And I agree with myself still — that there’s not much bad about it! Working with young French kids and …

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