About the Book
I explore the relationship between oral storytelling and belief systems through the creation of alternate mythologies.Whether these mythologies be fantastical or interpersonal, my goal is to claim these fictions as realities and create slippages in collective cultural memory by changing the basic principles of what we can accept as fact. I aim to debunk the traditional moral systems imposed by organized religion, government, family and other institutions. I examine the process and ramifications of racialized othering in Western culture. By rooting my research in colonization, I locate the echoes of racial oppression and subjugation in the contemporary Western social climate. Through institutionalized conditioning, we internalize racism,sexism, homophobia, transphobia and practice it daily without a second thought to the discriminatory behavior we perpetrate. I seek to be among the artists and activists working to not only unlearn these behaviors but also try to unteach them in others.