A hoax it not just a hoax. Trolling in never just that. Dress it any way you want, there is, at best, a willingness and, at worst, an intent, to cause damage, to do harm.
My body won’t let me read about the hoax. This is not a grievance. This is grief.
From the moment we are born we are betrayed - born into a world that does not meet our expectations, even when we are born into the arms of people who truly love us we are disappointed by them and betrayed by them in small and enormous ways which are painful.
Reclaiming, reshaping what it means to be human - redoing it! - being the way we want to be, and working towards the way we want the world to be, is the process of decolonisation. This is also a process of healing the disconnection and isolation, loss and grief.
#MeToo started as a Movement directed primarily at girls and young women of colour who were survivors of abuse and assault. As the media takes over making meaning, it is necessary to keep in mind where the heart of the Movement lies – to not let ongoing Stubenvilles fa...
With every attempt to describe my ideas, I am confronted by the impossibility of articulating them ‘otherwise’. But that is the disciplinary power of language in general... to arrest thought, speech and action that attempts to be ‘otherwise.’
Al Mansoor reiterates her primary commitment to creating an authentic piece of cinema. There will always be those who misappropriate stories, but ultimately, she insists that this is a story of hope and she hopes that audiences will connect with it on that level.
Like many Partition films, the themes of love and loss lie at the heart of the story. But, unlike most that focus on romantic love between Hindu and Muslim, this focuses on the love – more precisely, the impossibility of love – between a son and his mother.
Gayatri Spivak's 'Can the Subaltern Speak?' is one of the most widely mis-characterised, mis-interpreted and mis-used texts out there. I find myself constantly debating the productivity of this piece with other readers of the text.