All of the projects here emphasise something that is crucial in my work: that there is not necessarily an aesthetic intention behind what I do, tied to more formal ideas of ritual or spirits; they all have a prac- tical connotation for everyday life. Creative forces permeate almost everything, including the political sphere; however, the art world tends to divorce creativity from the everyday and from the political by packaging it as a commodity for the market. The cultural expressions I share below embody creativity as part of our commons. They are living counternarratives that topple racist-capitalistic-patriarchal- extractive structures. Rooted in practices such as ancestral knowledge, memory, generosity, ritual, dis- sidence, community-building, intersectional feminism, and sustenance, they make me feel hopeful about the future and the possible worlds we can build together.

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