At the Re-Education Camp (TENDERLOIN, 2016)

film still by Sophia Terazawa for TENDERLOIN

I never wanted to write, but I knew too much—my mother speaking migratory patterns of war, of whiteness, of names, "real" names, the crack of tongues, little things like the right to bear arms when you're the one shooting with only courage equated with volume, that American self-esteem, that right to start a conversation about bodies erased after speaking.