Alter Egos and Infinite Literacies II
Tumblr companion to the talk titled, "Alter Egos and Infinite Literacies Part II (An #AntiJemimas Imperative)."

This talk, given at the 2012 American Studies Association Conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, was presented by Kismet Nuñez (Founder/Creative Director of iwannalive productions, @kismetnunez) and Jessica Marie Johnson, Ph.D. (@jmjohnsophd)
Alter Egos and Infinite Literacies II
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"I am…"
…almost healed.
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"So now, who am I? I really want to think about that. My objections lie with the people who hang onto what they call identities for the most awful reasons, and those are the reasons of exclusion. I’m trying to be very careful how I say it. I don’t want to say that we don’t have a history, but what we hold onto has to be part of a much larger terrain."
Dionne Brand as quoted in Tinsley, Omise’eke Natasha. “Black Atlantic, Queer Atlantic: Queer Imaginings of the Middle Passage.” GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 14, no. 2 (2008): 207.
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"With your future narrative established, there is now dissonance between the story of you as a successful writer and you being unable to finish your piece today. You are a writer; so you write. You retrain the part of your unconscious that was afraid of what was different by telling it a story of you already owning the new narrative. For example, in Willpower, Dr. Kelly McGonigal, writes of triathletes who hit their “wall” before the finish line. They teach themselves to switch from “I can’t do this” to “I already am doing this.” They bring their future narrative to the present and complete their race by actively reinforcing who they are becoming."
Answering the Dreaded “So, What Do You Do?” Question - 99U
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"…when you go back in your archive and realize you did what you set out to do and you’ve got a new baby now…."
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i have played in dark places. before. 
on my 100th walk alleyside &
i like it here.

(bt i hear)
there is no
going home.
i have played in dark places. before. 
on my 100th walk alleyside &
i like it here.

(bt i hear)
there is no
going home.
i have played in dark places. before. 
on my 100th walk alleyside &
i like it here.

(bt i hear)
there is no
going home.
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divinemoon:

“For us the Afro-Cuban, Echu represents orange blossoms of destiny and who plays with the paths that man must pass. If the man is advised by Ifa, Echu help invariably in the path of his life; If it does not, you must pay the consequences of the error of your poor head.That is why to Echu in Afro-Cuban tradition is represented as a child, since these are unpredictable and capricious, but when they are flattered and pampered, they are yours.”Of course for brothers of the tradition Nigerian, Echu represents the balance between positive and negative forces and in common, both for the Nigerian traditionalists such as Afro-Cuban, Echu is the Messenger carrying the Ebbo to heaven”.
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norwegianfeminism:

Tommie Smith & John Carlos - Black Power.


Omigod. Feelings. #blackpower
norwegianfeminism:

Tommie Smith & John Carlos - Black Power.


Omigod. Feelings. #blackpower
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immigrants, poor people, queer people of color, disabled folks, women (esp trans women of color) and gender-nonconforming folks if you are in academia and you don’t feel smart enough, remember that you are in the playground and training grounds of the elite. academia was not designed to include you. you are surviving something that has been systemically designed to exclude you in order to keep power in the hands of white, middle class, able bodied cis-men.


knowing this, don’t let academia train you to believe that elitism is the right way to make it through school. you can learn shit, hold the knowledge of your people in your heart, discard shame for your humble beginnings and/or marginalized identities. move through this experience knowing that the changes it offers you don’t have to include accepting academic elitism, inaccessible language or superiority. you can can simultaneously own the privilege that comes with being college educated and connections to your roots. academia does not have to kill your spirit.

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fabian romero- indigenous immigrant queer boi writer, facilitator and community organizer  (via jatigi)