📚 How do you keep track of quotes that resonate with you? I usually write them in my Bullet Journal or post them to my blog, but sometimes I snap a quick photo. This is a page from FRANKENSTEIN that resonated with me back in December, although I can’t remember exactly which part spoke to me. I remember feeling like the way Victor Frankenstein spoke about his creature was how I was feeling about my dissertation.
[A page from FRANKENSTEIN.]
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I acknowledge that I live and work on unceded Lumbee, Skaruhreh/Tuscarora, and Shakori land. I give respect and reverence to those who came before me. I thank Holisticism for the text of this land acknowledgement.
We must acknowledge that much of what we know of this country today, including its culture, economic growth, and development throughout history and across time, has been made possible by the labor of enslaved Africans and their ascendants who suffered the horror of the transatlantic trafficking of their people, chattel slavery, and Jim Crow. We are indebted to their labor and their sacrifice, and we must acknowledge the tremors of that violence throughout the generations and the resulting impact that can still be felt and witnessed today. I thank Dr. Terah ‘TJ’ Stewart for the text of this labor acknowledgement.