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Sep 28, 2022 · Devika Chotoe


Reading Group – Session 4: Embodying Change



Technologies of self-care and creativity can help undermine the intergenerational and sociopolitical traumas and mechanisms perpetuated within the body. Following a discussion of ways to do this, performance artist Fazle Shairmahomed guides a somatic practice.

Silvia Federici, ‘In Praise of the Dancing Body’ from Beyond the Periphery of the Skin: Rethinking, Remaking, and Reclaiming the Body in Contemporary Capitalism, PM Press/Kairos, 2019. ›››

José Esteban Muńoz, Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity, New York University Press, 2009. ›››

Nicole LePera, How To Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal From Your Past and Create Yourself, Harper Collins Publishers, 2021. ›››

Kai Cheng Thom, ‘Righteous Callings: Being Good, Leftist Orthodoxy, and the Social Justice Crisis of Faith’ from I Hope We Choose Love: A Trans Girl’s Notes from the End of the World, Arsenal Pulp Press, 2019. ›››

Resmaa Menakem, ‘Your Soul Nerve’ from My Grandmother’s Hands: Racialized Trauma and the Pathway to Mending Our Hearts and Bodies, Penguin Books, 2021. ›››

Adrienne Maree Brown, ‘Liberating Your Fantasies’ from Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good, AK Press, 2019. ›››

Juliette Singh, ‘The Body Archive’ from No Archive Will Restore You, Punctum Books, 2018. ›››

Ursula K. Le Guin, The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction, Ignota Books, 1986. ›››

ALOK, Your Wound / My Garden, ALOK Enterprises, 2021. ›››