You are not alone. We are together in this. There’s endless love here for you. Your nephew proves it. Here is endless possibility for gentle cooperation, warm companionship, co-existence. And there is desire for these things. I wish to share with you my survival mechanisms, my ways of resolving our trauma. Of the chaos they put inside us.
I understand you. I know why you feel like this. The things that are pressuring you, I feel them too. They are wrong. You are right. Your reactions are logical and justified. Your fears are just. The violence you feel and the pain you are trying to get out isn’t yours. It was passed down to us and now we have to understand it and dissolve it. We are part of each other’s healing.
I would like to share fun parts of my days with you. To share laughter, games, small excursions, sitting with others under a tree without having to speak.
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I sought meaning in academic research about conflict transformation in relation to art and media history, and efforts for recovering the commons (PhD Cultural Studies with the London Consortium). I worked and taught with a number of universities, art-centers and internationally funded programs with increasing focus on free and open source technology, until a child reactivated my connection with a circle of heart-giving art educators in Brasil and helped me see what the Situationists' meant with their rejection of alienated labour. My child and I started mapping out and learning from the bravest and most meaningful art-educational initiatives around the world, and we've been focusing on holding space and community for free play, towards what Silvia Federici describes as a re-enchantment. Through my own learning path (including on-going training in Waldorf and Forest school teacher training, What Future for Education, London Institute of Education 2019; Hand in Hand Professional’s Intensive 2020) I have come to see learning as a state of being that is meaningfully embedded and present in its social setting, prioritising applied responses to local and community needs, and contributing to each other’s creative, practical, scientific, emotional and other developmental processes through a recognition of the abundant nature of the necessary resources, materials, information, peer-to-peer learning, and tools. | neeii.info
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So much love and pain my heart goes out to you both.