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With Both Hands: Poet Elizabeth Mudenyo

With Both Hands: Poet Elizabeth Mudenyo

It’s a recurring phrase in my work, and has come to mean a lot of things. Holding something half-heartedly you’d do with one hand. But if you really want something, to claim it, you’d take it with both hands. When this line appears at the end of the book, it’s about expansion and pushing. A lot of this chapbook is about permissions and entering oneself. Part of that is pushing away the smallness, letting myself be big. 

Collective Dreaming: A BIPOC Community Writing Party

Collective Dreaming: A BIPOC Community Writing Party

We discuss the need for writing spaces specific to the BIPOC writers and how, for a non-writer of colour, this need may seem counterintuitive to forming a collaborative writing environment. Faith explains how privilege normalizes an individual’s reality in such a way that it limits what they see and don’t see, and, since they don’t see anything else, they don’t perceive a need for it.

Black History Month Interview Feature: Nic Wayara on Black and Indigenous solidarity

Black History Month Interview Feature: Nic Wayara on Black and Indigenous solidarity

Tansi, hello! Welcome to our online celebration of Black History Month with the Indigenous Brilliance Collective and Room Magazine. For the month of February, we will be sharing weekly content on the @indigenousbrilliance Instagram page, as well as over here on the Room Magazine website. This month we will explore different media recommendations from Patricia Massy of Massy Books, share interviews and content from featured Black and Black/Afro-Indigenous creatives, as well as dive into thought provoking questions, all related to the topic of Black/Afro-Indigeneity on Turtle Island.

For this first week, we will be exploring the ways in which Black and Indigenous people have been in solidarity throughout history. Featuring an interview with Nic Wayara of Hook or Crook Consulting co., we will dive into some conversation and imagining of ways that we can continue to show up for each other, transcending structures of lateral violence and colonial systems of oppression within and between Black and Indigenous communities. We hope you enjoy it!

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ROOM 44.2, City Rhythms
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In This Issue: Yulia Aleynikova, Adèle Barclay, Cayenne Bradley, Chrissy Brett, Jewel Cao, Ellen Chang-Richardson, Zoë Dagneault, Pamela Dillon, Leanne Dunic, sophie anne edwards, Yabome Gilpin-Jackson, PhD, Sahar Golshan, Sarah Hamill, Alannah Johnson, Micah Killjoy, Hege Anita Jakobsen Lepri, Annick MacAskill, Heather Simeney MacLeod, Melanie Mah, Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Loretta Miauw, Masha Nova, Lue Palmer, Sha’teiohserí:io Patton, Melissa Peacock, Amanda Proctor, Sindhu Rajasekaran, Lorraine Robson, Jessica Rose, Nedda Sarshar, Asna Shaikh, Sonali Singh, Nadia Siu Van, Grace Q. Song, Anna Swanson, Sarah Yi-Mei Tsiang, Lauren Turner, Isabella Wang, Cara Waterfall, Yu-Sen Zhou

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