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Race and queer family making at the end of the world with Julietta Singh

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Julietta Sing & Jessica Gaitan Johannesson

*Booking for this event is now closed BUT you can still tune in to watch from 7pm, the live stream will appear where the image is above (as seen here)! And if you were intending to buy a ticket to support the shop, you can always pop £3 in the pay-it-forward pot HERE.*

Tune in for a boundary-piercing conversation about race, inheritance, and what it means to care amongst societal and bodily breakage, with the author of one of our favourite books to come out in 2021!

In her seeringly original and moving book 'The Breaks', Julietta Singh pens a long letter to her six-year old daughter. In it, she looks at the world her child has been born into and how they may navigate it together. This is, however, by no means a lamenting apology from one generation to another; rather, it's an exploration of how we can break the patterns we've inherited, of brownness in societies that regard race as binary, of decolonial thinking and everyday resistance to narratives of supremacy - of parenting as a radical form of unlearning, and learning anew, alongside a child.

You can read what Jess, who will be chairing the event, thought about The Breaks as part of our 2021 round-up of favourites HERE (spoiler - it's a love splurge).

Join us online as we hear from an author with true wisdom about what it means to make vital connections in a time of collapse, and to actively hope in a world full of fear.

About our speakers:

Julietta Singh is a writer and academic whose work engages the enduring effects of colonisation, current ecological crisis, and queer-feminist futures. She is the author of No Archive Will Restore You and Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements. She currently lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her family.

Jessica Gaitán Johannesson, is an Edinburgh based writer and climate justice organiser. She's the author of the novel How We Are Translated and the upcoming collection of essays The Nerves and Their Endings: Essays on Crisis and Response. She's Digital Campaigns Manager at Lighthouse.

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