Feeding Diaspora

A food culture column through the lens of diaspora, race, and queerness published online and in print at The Uniter. Recipes as love letters March 21, 2019 “The translation of body to page, and back to body, is the crux of how both love letters and recipes communicate. Food is a love language of the…

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Tumbleweed

Mom said we come from the mountain people     in Beqaa valley and I wonder if all those winds wrapped her     tumbleweed here Mom says she will retire somewhere hot to rest easy and give her skin the sun it needs to heal new     anywhere but here The thing about tumbleweeds is they don’t find their…

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Kitchen Pedagogy

Published in From the Root, “Home,” issue 4 SPRING, 2017   In the kitchen she tells me stories what it was like   Her narratives interrupted by life stuff – the baby, the phone, her sub-stories intermittent with her instructions I am tunnel vision: pen. paper.   To record her hand’s memory Of ratios for…

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(Sk)Inquiring Self(ie)—Representations: Aesthetic Agency, Ethics, & the Other

Published in Crossings, No. 1 (2017) Abstract Selfies are powerful communicators embodying a mediated understanding of the self, curating identity through social media. Editing and repurposing a selfie in art-making creates more symbolic representation, as seen in the work of Art Hoe Collective working at the intersection of race and gender oppression. Theoretical concepts of…

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