OMs -1 [Occasional musings from Haiti] or Self-Archiving without the Vanity!
*I’m here in Haiti for the next few months primarmily as a 2013 IRP New Media Fellow but also to help with developing a couple of projects as well as some teaching. It’s my 3rd time in Haiti since the 2010 earthquake. A sister friend suggested I post daily musings or to be precise ’Daily musings from a ‘Pan-African Feminist in Haiti’ [from now on Occasional Musings / OMs] which is an honourable description. Discussing the idea with another friend, I mentioned I was uncomfortable with ‘new media self-promotion’ – it makes me cringe. He agreed entirely but explained how he was learning to separate ‘Self-Archiving” from ‘plain vanity’ so I think I will go with that. It makes sense. But these musings might start in a flurry and taper off, even end who knows. I am not making a commitment, I have enough of those already.
“”At the risk of seeming ridiculous, let me say that the true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love…. We must strive every day so that this love of living humanity will be transformed into actual deeds, into acts that serve as examples, as a moving force