my land has more value when you own it you’re invited to the neighborhood association i’ve never seen the welcome mat you move to my neighborhood for diversity don’t do a damn thing to diversify your hometown you stroll carefree through my neighborhood i’m arrested while driving through yours you buy your house evict me… Continue reading “Gentrification is When” by Cathy Arellano
You speak of your home, but it is merely a house. Home is a safe space. For some it is a physical location. Others a person. Mostly, it is a sense of belonging. I belong in this world and so can never be homeless. Home is within me. It goes wherever I do.
Karma is not a bitch. She can be subtle and kind of cute. Recently, I gifted someone something I knew they wanted. Unceremoniously, roughly a week later the gift was returned to me. It was done with the intent to hurt. The intention was lost but it struck me as exquisitely rude. When I had… Continue reading Gifts and karma
En route to my longest trip away from home I watched "Frida". She emboldened me. She lived a life that challenged every social norm and was suited to her spirit. There is a beautiful freedom in defining one's life. She was physically crippled. Love tormented her emotionally. But she was always mentally and psychology clear… Continue reading Women, love and passion
Depend on other people. Believe in kisses. Be optimistic. Dance with men who don't love you. Drink too much coffee. Oversleep. Go on boring dates.
One of my friends let the country this week. Her visa expired and it was a rushed situation. We all barely had time to say hello because she had come back just a week prior. Life happens so fast and without us really being aware of the significance of the moment. This photograph was taken… Continue reading Something old
Mountains. Water bodies. Sky. Every shade and variation of blue is my favourite. But it is the royal blues and purply-blues and blackish-blues that enthral me. These are the blues that lift my skin tone and highlight my eyes. It is possibly one of my favourite colours. And this is a photograph that brings me… Continue reading Blue
Looking at the world from a certain height gives you perspective. The extent of construction happening San Diego is mind-blowing and it is all around the main transportation hubs. I wonder how people living in the area manage to get rest because it is so noisy. Height also gives you a sense of unoccupied spaces.… Continue reading Ground
I travel a bit, not often but enough to know that aerial images are amazing and grainy and never quite as amazing as reality. This is my favourite sight when I get back. Table Mountain. Once I get to this point, it is simple. I have arrived in my place of birth. It doesn't matter… Continue reading Aerial view
Road signs say much about a space, a society. I found the road signs in the USA amazing at bed. There were a lot of you "Wrong way" signs. The construction signs were the most interesting and obvious. What I didn't realise when I took this photo was that there is a trolley and car… Continue reading Street