Fantastic two days in St. Louis building with the Documenting the Now community. Wow. When we discuss how #digitalhumanities can work in cahoots with black studies, with activists and communities, and have a social justice imperative that centers the most vulnerable, this is what we are talking about. The #docnowcommunity models the kind of work that gets done when ethics and radical praxis are the starting points. I’m so honored to be among you all!! More thoughts to come on the experience as a whole, but I’m excited about where this is going and can’t wait to see happens next.
I came back to my alma mater to attend this meeting, to the city where I pledged “all of my love, my peace and happiness” to Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. I saw my linesisters who surprised me with new position, new location gifts and loved on me some blessings for the new year. I hugged my MMUF mentor. I hugged undergrad homefolk like Diana Hill Mitchell. So much the change, so much the same. Time is a circle, but that kinship thing? Still obsessed. Humans are more important than archives, Sarah Jackson said yesterday. And this thing we are all in is a “human business,” Herman Beavers reminded me just a week ago. What a way to end the summer. Love, love you all.