Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Mikaela Castledine #271 In the space of a generation

More Indigenous kids in remote
Australia are killing themselves
than anywhere else in the world.
In the space of just one generation,
the problem has gone from virtually
non-existent, to endemic.

In the space of a generation

Despite the meaning of the headline
This is not a measure of time
but a measure of space
actual gaps where children used to be

10 comments:

  1. Horrible, Mikaela. Sensitive and connected children. Something this culture did. The gap was hope. That space now stolen. Like destroyed. Many feel like this, I know, cut off and can't get back. So horrible.

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    1. In my family, all the first borns son's but one have committed suicide, it is dreadful. We watch the boys closely and I think it makes us parent differently. Hard to say.

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  2. so true, and brothers, then uncles and so on. We are like a row of teeth, gapped.

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  3. I have spent a lot of time this year working on an artwork also on this topic. Once the exhibition is happening I will post a photo. For me the true point of art and poetry is to find some way to breathe through the unbearable.

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  4. The powers that be have blood on their hands.

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  5. We must speak, share and push this truth home ...

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  6. Wonderful Mikaela, opens up a flood.

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