Here is a link to the tweet and illustration by Nicky Case (@ncasenmare) mentioned in class last night. I find this particularly relevant to the discussion we had about Wilde: the mixing, the compounding, and the reification of verbal and visual descriptors – in short, the dangers of representation.
As the Mount Holyoke community continues to respond to the Ferguson case and related ones – Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, Mike Brown, Renisha McBride, and too many others – I find myself thinking about stories, legitimacy, and truth. I think about language, imagination, fear, and power. How can dialogues about these recent events introduce, validate, and disperse alternative/non-mainstream perspectives? How can we move towards justice by shifting the normative “frame”?