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.”


“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:

Accompanying illustration by the brilliant artist-writer-photographer and fellow wastelander, Fatin Chowdhury ( 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.


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

    Poignant and incisive! Thank you!

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