woke up to this anne clark classic via my fave podcast, radio etiopia:

in somewhat related news, i'm excited to be going to see Erica Lagalisse tonight at CIIS (

i read her book yesterday and it touched on a few things that have been on my mind lately. surprisingly, she weighs in on culture-as-property, which is timely with the whole country billboard debacle.

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her book includes this gem:

As Jacqui Alexander asks: what would "taking the Sacred seriously mean for transnational feminism and related radical projects, beyond an institutionalized use value of theorizing marginalization?" It would mean that "the sacred would thus have to be taken as real and the belief structure of its practitioners as having effects that are real."

quoted from Alexander's "Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred"

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