“[I felt] all the more like a radical outsider, someone who only felt at home in the margins…” bell hooks, Outlaw Culture
This blog is a record, a dialogue, a place for asking questions about the Margins: that which has been defined in relation to the mainstream, yet is not mainstream; that which has been pushed beyond acceptable and normalized into the realm of something else… Which is where I find myself.
“This is your life. This being on the margins, always fighting, this is your life. Have you thought of what it will be like to live a life on the margins (as bell hooks terms it)? Are you prepared to go against the grain for the rest of your life and accept the consequences, some of which you are feeling right now? Think about that and get back to me. It doesn’t get easier… It gets lonelier and harder. Are you O.K. with that? I need for you to really think about this and answer honestly. To some I would say, ‘What are you going to do with your life?’ But to you, I have to say, ‘Who are you going to be for the rest of your life?’”