As I write poetry and short-stories, I take part in two worlds unapologetically--that of research in a higher institution and engagement with my family and the respective communities I am a part of. As I encountered difficulty in certain academic places that were not inclusive to writers like me, I found liberation in the sphere of artistic expression. In uncovering erased histories through creative writing, I find the sacred space to heal, resist, and empower as I make sense of my positionality through reflection. I also highlight my own ‘small’ resistances where I fought to re-center myself in interactions that de-centered the perspectives I embody. It is in the space of creative writing that I have begun to capture the emotions of pain, struggle, and beauty of the multi-layered nature of both my spiritual and intellectual journeys.
Dhaliwal, Dilreet Kaur
Tapestries: Interwoven voices of local and global identities: Vol. 5
, Article 6.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.macalester.edu/tapestries/vol5/iss1/6
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