On July 27th, I visited Nia Wilson's memorial at MacArthur BART station. I honestly hadn't been to the East Bay since her death and was coming to the station before dinner with friends. At the time, I was feeling unsure what to do, the marches were done, I had donated money... How else can I process with local community? Knowing myself, I would've posted these photos and railed about racially motivated systemic oppression (which is an ever present need, to be sure.) As it happens however, right around the time I arrived for dinner, my very own teenage sister lost control of the vehicle they were driving and didn't survive. Though my sister's death was relatively benign, it has still been an intense loss on my life and each time I have come to try and post these photos, I'm overcome with loss. -The loss I feel for my sibling.
-the loss of all those innocent, like Nia, who have lost their lives to this social war. -The deep grief of losing powerful youth voices during such a crucial time our history, as a planet.
I am, and have been, overcome.
Today, when I post these, it comes from a specific impetus to reach out. -To the Wilson family with my condolences and sincere sympathy, please continue to ask for what you need, you are not last week's news.
- (As per the teachings of @turnitupnow1982) To reach towards blackness, in it's various forms, when folks, specifically from their blackness, are reaching towards me.
-To reach towards my own family and ask them, for their loving honesty about what they truly need of me moving forwards.
In all honesty, I commonly feel a deep tension between my problematic behaviors & useless privilege guilt with my SJW beliefs and capacity to be in the constant thick of doing the work. But, I am a diligent student, warrior and sacred clown and I'm here to learn with those who will reach with me.
Tell your loved ones how you feel! Fight patriarchical white supremacy! See Something? Motherf***ing SAY SOMETHING! .
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#anEdgeworkTakeover by @the_edgeworker // Part 8: Independent publishers // Introducing: Another Place Press and Elsewhere Journal
@AnotherPlacePress is a small independent publisher founded and run by photographer @iain.sarjeant. They showcase contemporary photography that explores landscape in the widest sense – covering themes which include land, place, journey, city, community and environment. To date, Edgework has stocked three books published by Another Place Press: @NickyHirst’s ‘It Is Something | It Is Nothing’ (now sold out); Victoria J Dean’s ‘The Illusion of Purpose’ (also sold out) and Iain Sarjeant’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ (coming very soon!)
Edgework is also very pleased to stock all five issues of Elsewhere – A Journal of Place. Elsewhere is an English-language print journal dedicated to involved and intelligent writing about place. Published within its pages are drifting excursions through city suburbs and journeys on foot along the ancient old ways; written sketches of airports and market squares, forests and riverbanks; the legends that linger on mountainsides and the folklore of the flatlands; the everyday realities of island communities and the streetlife of city neighbourhoods. The co-founders of @elsewhereajournalofplace are Editor in Chief @PaulScraton, and Creative Director Julia Stone.
Images (from left to right): Victoria J Dean, 2 images from ‘The Illusion of Purpose’ // Iain Sarjeant’s ‘Out of the Ordinary’ // Elsewhere – A Journal of Place