About this blog

About this blog

A thousand worlds comes from the Zapatista concept of a world in which many worlds can co-exist. This is much like the Anishinaabe worldview and those of many others who shared this land called, by some, Turtle Island. Growing up I rarely felt like I completely belonged. The brown kid in my white maternal family, living in a white city where the native people lived on edges I didn't have access to or awareness of. As an adult I learned that Richard Wagamese had also grown up in St. Catharines, Ontario at the same time that I was there and that he had also felt alone in his white adoptive family. We moved, then I moved again, and again, and again often making friends but not really learning now to keep them. Books, however, I kept those. They formed a kind of constant where things felt more stable.

Although I grew up evangelical, my mother never restricted my reading and the worlds that opened up to me in fiction were not always Christian. So I learned early on that it was possible to live in a world where many worlds coexisted ... that possiblity was just restricted to books, not the world I lived in. It would be a few years before my theology caught up with this kind of layered world. The ledger art of the cover for this blog represents that layering, and the persistence of native and subaltern stories. We will be heard.

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