Playing tracks by
Jamie Xx, A Tribe Called Quest, Erykah Badu, Karriem Riggins, Bedouin Soundclash and more.
The week’s lit hour, which starts 60 min. into this recording, features Lia Barcinas and Aiko Yamashiro. The authors' lit is adapted from their collaborative blog post “Gathered by Plants: Some Decolonial Love Letters” published on Ke Kaʻupu Hehi ʻAle. They state, "In our blog post we wrote: 'We wanted to further explore our families and histories in Guåhan, Okinawa, Hawai’i, but in a different way. We didn’t want to connect over our stories of trauma, colonization, militarization, yet again. Instead, we wanted to remember and explore our islands’ interconnections through the plants we share and love. What can plants teach us? How can plants carry us through our struggles?' When we asked the plants to guide us, we found we could express so much–love, pain, vulnerability, gratitude, hope, laughter, living. We found so much connection, determination, and strength. . . . We share these letters with you in hopes that they open good memories and new-old stories about the plants you love."