Between harm and hope

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At The Interstices Between Harm and Hope Frida Kahlo’s self-portrait “The Wounded Deer” (1946) speaks to this project’s many contradictions. This emotional painting depicts a flirtation with death—a frequent theme in Kahlo’s artistic work—but this piece in particular is a more literal expression of pain and a near-death experience: a perfect image to help me […]

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Living on the Border

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Image source: Boston University Moving Borders Living on the Border: A Wound That Will Not Heal . . .The pain and joy of the borderlands–perhaps no greater or lesser than the emotions stirred by living anywhere contradictions abound, cultures clash and meld, and life is lived on an edge–come from a wound that will not […]