What is Unstopped?

I’m going to write an essay once a week for the entire year. Why?

To make my world come true. To make it with my own hands. To let my hands and body tell me where I am in the world of my making. In a way these are drafts, of course, but they are also whole in their incompleteness.

As Arundati Roy says, “There’s really no such thing as the ‘voiceless‘. There are only the deliberately silenced, or the preferably unheard.”  It’s time to unstop my voice. There was a time I had internalized the deliberate silencing of mediated fields. Later, I spoke to self-create, to self-condition. That time has come to an end. Here, I’m writing from my soul. Unstopped.

I’ve done these kinds of challenges before, with music, drawing and poetry. It always opens up new channels. I’ve never done it publicly before! Terrifying, but in that oh-just-jump kind of way. I have to have a time limit or it won’t happen. I’m going to do these in 90 minutes. 90 minute free form essays (1 hour to write, half hour to edit).

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