In Defense of the Wastelands (GUTS Magazine)

I wrote a feature for the fabulous GUTS Canadian Feminist Magazine‘s issue 7: Love, titled In Defense of the Wastelands: A Survival Guide:

“…for those of us in the wastelands – for those of us who are the wastelands – caring for each other is refusing a definition of worthiness that will never include us.”

fatin-love-in-the-wastelands

“To provide care in the wastelands is about gathering enough love to turn devastation into mourning and then, maybe, turn that mourning into hope…”

Read the whole piece here: gutsmagazine.ca/wastelands

Accompanying illustration by the brilliant artist-writer-photographer and fellow wastelander, Fatin Chowdhury (http://www.fatinchowdhury.ca/). Follow him on Instagram and Twitter @Fatinic.

3 thoughts on “In Defense of the Wastelands (GUTS Magazine)

  1. joemadisiajoe February 9, 2017 / 12:59 am

    Thanks Erica Vital Lee, Your writing touch my heart and as an artist my heart is in the soil.

    Josef.

  2. Patricia Eakins March 27, 2017 / 10:31 am

    Poignant and incisive! Thank you!

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