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body politics, body poetics: part 3 – corporikaˣ /// on the body, marginalization, and patriarchy

pamela varelapavamere.la Our body, our first territory, is unknown to us. We are not encouraged to get to know it. We are not taught about its parts, especially girls, especially genitals. And because everything is so internal, it is hard to see, to understand its cycles. When adulthood starts and processes like menstruation arrive, confusion […]

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body politics, body poetics: part 2 – initiation

Photo: Emma Grima  pamela varelapavamere.la I am sitting in a room1, writing, writing from a room of my own2. My body tries to express my mind’s interpretation of what my spirit truly wants to say. Multiple layers form the Self, form us, form ourSelves. All these layers have been shaped by transgenerational experiences; neither of […]

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body politics, body poetics: part 1 – artivist statement

de la cuerpa1 objeto a la cuerpa sujeto from the body object to the body subject pamela varela pavamere.la “The Church says: The body is a sin. Science says: The body is a machine. Advertisement says: The body is a business. The body says: I am a party.” –Eduardo Galeano I dedicate these words to […]