I Left My Language at the Door , 2019 

Placing a black or brown body in a American classroom can be inherently violent. The ability to push back against the need to perform, explain, or excuse any form of our intersectional identity is resilience in its sweetest form. Through the use of chalk, sound, and object I respond to being in the classroom space. In this response to push back, I explore the creation of space and its ability to affect our emotional sensibility. What does it mean to be present in the classroom space, and who is affected as a result of my complacency? 

Sound Piece:

I left my language at the door

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