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What’s “new growth”?

a) A phrase symbolizing the in between stages of kinky hair, the most “alive” part, the part in between the scalp and what’s visible to everyone.

b) An exploration of this particular moment in the world where all sorts of systems are collapsing, people are doing some different things and nothing looks quite clear or sure—and perhaps it never was.

c) A metaphor for what I’m trying to “be on”–newness and growth. Like all the time.

d) Some stuff I want you to read and watch.

e) All of the above.

So back to option (d)– here’s what informs virtually everything I write, film or teach.

1. Don’t separate myself from any issue (Objectivity? C’mon…)
2. Consider all issues as complex and necessarily intertwined with other ones. Sometimes context is more important than the issue/story itself.
3. Think critically and try to be aware of any biases informing my coverage and how they may influence, adversely or not, those who engage with my pieces.

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2 responses to “About

  1. Kimya

    December 29, 2009 at 2:27 am

    Toks,

    You are a brilliant writer. You must write a book for our generation. The world needs you to.

    Love you girl,
    Kimya

     
  2. Ayesha

    April 5, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I think I’ve said this before, but I’m SO proud of you and all you’re doing. Carry on… 🙂

     

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