The Other Side of Paradise by writer, activist, and Oprah guest Staceyann Chin

staceyann chin, the other side of paradise

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One Response to The Other Side of Paradise by writer, activist, and Oprah guest Staceyann Chin

  1. Wolfgang Brauner says:

    Vivid, moving, very personal performance – ‘identity’ as intersectional performance. ‘You have to be rooted in your own truth’ and ‘you have to believe in yourself and what you are doing or nobody will’ were statements that struck a chord. Reminded me that cognitive science increasingly suggests that the ‘self’ is a myth, that there is no such thing that exists – we cannot identify (!) it as something we ‘have’ or ‘are.’ IF that is the case, how come it is so powerful that most if not all people organize their life around it? How do you differentiate the dancer from the dance? Maybe we are all ‘just’ Cratylean flux, where you can’t step into the same river even once. What would be the implications of this for how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world? How and to whom would we attribute behavior and responsibility?

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