afternoon dreams

Hima Batavia
a living journal documenting a path to our collective liberation.
Created 15 Oct 2020
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  • #42 - we need each other, can't you see
    24 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    Artist // Max Reed Changing things up a bit this week. Reset invited me to create an audio journey for their summer close-out silent disco party happening tomorrow night - which is now sold out(!). So...
  • #41 - the labour of believing
    17 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Ted Lasso believes in believe. After finishing the first season of the hit sitcom on Apple TV in a week, this much is abundantly clear. Without spoiling the plot (*this is a lie, I do spoil the plot),...
  • #40 - the so close lottery ticket
    10 Sep 2021 • 8 min read
    One of many artworks made entirely from lottery tickets in exhibition, Ghost of a Dream A stack of lottery tickets fell out of the birthday card and onto the beige table tucked at the far right corner...
  • #39 - what is the right feminist question?
    03 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    Untitled | Kubra Khademi Last week I found myself in my Naturopath’s office, after having not seen him for about 4 years. The last time I worked with him I had recently returned from India and was pad...
  • #38 - lessons from desire paths
    27 Aug 2021 • 14 min read • 3 0
    Image by Ciaran Breen A few weeks ago we wrapped the season of Desire Paths - a series of six audio meditations that capture a creative and communal process of imagining possible futures for Toronto/T...
  • #37 - I do and do not dream of labour
    20 Aug 2021 • 9 min read • 4 0
    my money shot from our site // Algonquin Park I went on my first portage camping trip in Algonquin Park a few weeks ago. Before that, I didn’t even know what portage meant, but while carrying a 60lb b...
  • #36 - I woke up with a hippo sitting on my chest
    16 Jul 2021 • 6 min read • 3 0
    Omira by Nadia Waheed (obsessed) N.B: I will be taking three weeks off to spend time outdoors (apparently I agreed to a portage trip), write grants and set up my new studio to clear space for fall/win...
  • #35 - on dating white dudes
    09 Jul 2021 • 9 min read • 6 1
    A few days before I boarded a flight to move to New Delhi in June of 2011, I declared to my friends that I was going to meet a white dude in India. Many of them had practically moved into my barren mi...
  • #34 - expansion and contraction
    02 Jul 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    Me! As Akanzyla // Angelyn Francis Last week, I performed for 7 hours as Akanzyla - a character embodying a possible future in T’karonto on Turtle Island, rooted in interconnectedness and care, while ...
  • #33 - three more lives
    25 Jun 2021 • 7 min read
    If you’ve opened this newsletter today (Friday) between 10 am-5 pm, I have been transported to 2050 T’karonto to embody the spirit of Akanzyla and explore a possible future of women’s work. Spoiler al...
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