Toward Supreme Love in Self – (This Is an Endarkened, Feminist, New Literacies Event)
Co-orchestrated, creative compositions: Interpreting the form and function of the writings (Jeanine speaks)
Co-orchestrated, creative compositions: Interpreting the form and function of the writings
Asher’s story (We Make the Road by Walking), which preceded Kagan’s poem (Where it’s at) was comprised of four Sisterfriends’ lived experiences with relational tension and betrayal in a significant romantic relationship. I followed Asher’s voice rising in each member’s talk and writing about the dissolution of her most significant romantic relationship to date and made the four stories one. I understood the stress embedded in them as culminating in a small seed of terror—a troubling and disruptive sensibility that can lead to toxic internal splintering and division. This sensibility can ultimately launch outward, impacting multiple relationships from one sociocultural being (e.g. a woman) who participates in intimate relating with another sociocultural being (e.g. a man or another woman). We were learning that this is where the reverberations of terror begin, with small, small seeds. To build the story and the culminating poems, I accessed the aforementioned literate system of interpretive methods and critical, creative, socially situated practices (disordered coherence, literate witnessing, and reading darkly).
My system was comprised of and devised from a convergence of these practices. Through it, I was able to read, write, speak, and listen in culturally comfortable and socially situated ways that afforded insights into facets of our REALITIES, knowledge, and ways of being. This was especially helpful when encountering aspects of self (such ← 243 | 244 → as Laish or Sash) that forged discomfort and served to disrupt or hinder...