Principles + Imperatives
This is some of what we try to keep in mind as we do what we do. One day we might put some of it on a t-shirt.
Ensure your urgencies reflect your priorities
Audre Lorde, The Cancer Journals
“What’s he building in there?”
Be generous. Eschew paranoid reading.
“Put your propositions at risk”
Alleviate yourself of the responsibility to invent the wheel.
Zoë Wool to those worried about others working on the same topic they are.
“It matters what stories tell stories.”
“The violence of empire is also internal to empire.”
Michelle Murphy at Zoë Wool’s UofT job talk
Don’t extract knowledge, build relations.
Many anti-colonial BIPOC knowledge workers, including Bianca Laureano, Max Liboiron, and Mia Mingus.