Decolonization

Potlucks, recipes, and good old-fashioned genocide: An appropriation primer

Photo of an ipad, propped up in a kitchen with spoons and limes nearby. A recipe is visible on the ipad's screen.

CW: Non-graphic mentions of genocide, violence, enslavement, rape, racism Have you ever been invited to a potluck with new and old friends whom you know to be excellent cooks? So you show up, and there are all these amazing dishes. There’s potato casserole and barbeque chicken (vegan if you prefer), there’s a huge tossed green …

I Wish I Could Learn to Listen to the Trees and Other Comments that Punch Me in the Gut

Someone I follow on Facebook recently posted a link to an article about tree communication, and how humans can learn to understand it. I commented, “This is not news to any of the indigenous cultures who live closely with nature. In the words of the Seneca, the language is called Hail-lo-way-ain… and we all speak it. …