Perceive More!
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Perceive More!

Language is a place of struggle

I’ve been struggling to find place and space for my thoughts through writing. I can’t. The more I try to consider my depression, the more alienated I feel from myself. Why are the words so difficult to recover? Why am I stuck on the flashing cursor, when I have so often turned to writing for comfort?

But here is bell hooks with the answer. I have no words to add, merely tears to shed reading this passage:

I live in a space of unbelonging, where each day demands that I begin anew the task of explaining myself. I cry with those words because they see my unbelonging.

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Nae Do

PhD candidate in Race, Podcasting and Social Media. Associate lecturer in sociology. Irritating know-it-all.