My generation is now the door to memory. That is why I am remembering.
– Joy Harjo, U.S. Poet Laureate
It is clear that we share common ground as women, but our many ancestors present a mosaic of exile, diaspora, conquest, survival and triumph.
We are women remembering – with pride, grief, curiosity, vulnerability, and, most of all, a desire to reconcile our ancestral stories with our own.
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“I am memories wrapped in dark skin
absorbed by tissue and bone.”
– Katerina Canyon, excerpt from
“Penance,” The Q