We live on Peace Avenue. I never want to move.
I’m back, baby! After a long journey (in planes, trains, and automobiles, no less) from Bielefeld –> Dusseldorf –> Cancún –> Isla Mujeres –> San Cristóbal de las Casas, I’m finally en casa yet again in Chiapas sweet Chiapas. I dreamt many times of this return over the course of my six months in Germany, [...]
“Our first Christmas tree”: Roberto’s surprise find at the market this morning (And I thought we weren’t going to have a tree this year!)
We wanted to own the future, so we started with the soil, taking people as prisoners, making them slaves to “progress.” Knowing the earth held the answers, we raped her. We stole from her. We brutalized the planet, demanding she give us the way forward, and when she wouldn’t give us the answers we wanted, we tried to enslave her, too. Centuries later, we live in plastic cities built on the ashes of our forgotten ancestors’ altars to the earth.RKA on Clothesline Productions
For those of you who don’t know, I’ve been in Germany on workcation for the last four months. Next month, I’m back to home sweet adopted home Chiapas and I have to say, I’m pretty pumped. My time in Germany has felt like one, long, neverending workday. Sure, I’m here with my San Cris sweetheart. [...]
I ran for my camera to catch this moment–best friends chatting during a class break. (They caught me.) When I showed them the shots, I learned how to say, “I need to pull up my pants!” in Tzotzil.
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