Tonight we’re talking about how anger and care are related. In what ways do we connect our political struggles to better understand the oppression we live in? We talk about migration, colonialism, racism, and capitalism.
That is why it is important to start the year 2023 with those topics because only if we listen, hear, and unite can we change something. My guest tonight is Lia Kastiyo Spinósa.
“My favorite plant knows the things I don’t say, and swallow every morning after hearing the news
getting used to the violencia, the exploitation, the injustice
And still, I say I am not angry,
lo peor de lo peor don’t surprise me anymore
But is that even true, sis?”
Part of the poem Where my Anger Goes by Lia Kastiyo-Spinósa, was created in the frame of an artistic project Like Water.
Lia Kastiyo Spinósa is a Caribbean writer, editor and artist living in Vienna since 2018. Above all, Lia is a nature lover and carer, and a preacher of a mind-body-spiritual health. Migration is central to her personal history and political practice, as well as revealing the ways in which colonialism has trapped us in a hegemonic form of life. Currently, Lia coordinates and is a member of the editorial team of Migrazine. Online Magazine by Migrant Women to Everyone, a platform for the voices of the female migrant community in Austria and Europe. Lia comes from a large trajectory of activists and decolonial feminist thinkers from Latin America, such as Yuderkys Espinosa and Ochy Curiel, founders of the Latin American Group of Studies, Education and Feminist Action (GLEFAS), for which Lia has collaborated as an editor.
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