Afuwa and Dion Kaszas

from "stitching back the land"

the map itself is a construction.

my friend Nahaan says that the skin stitch is also stitching us back together, and you have begun that process of stitching yourself back together; stitching over those frayed edges that the history of that map represents. But I would challenge you to say that you are also stitching back the land that you carry in your body
 

birthmark photo by Tia Taurere Clearsky

birthmark
photo by Tia Taurere Clearsky