Diffracting Bag Lady Stories and Kinship: Cartogra-ph-ying and Making-WithOthers in More-Than-Human Affirmative Spaces

Louise Hawxwell, Liz Latto*, Julie Ovington, Jo Albin-Clark, Philippa Isom, Sharon Smith, Sarah Ellis, Jo Fletcher-Saxon

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Abstract

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we, as early career researchers/educators, came together in digital spaces with a love of storytelling and playfulness in our being, doing, thinking, and making.This was underpinned by Le Guin’s (2019) conceptualisation of bag ladies along with feminist materialism and posthumanist ways of thinking and doing. In our article, we examine the ways in which our bag lady storytelling became entwined with an online reading group.Together with fellow kin, we wayfared along our own paths, connecting in both virtual and physical spaces in which we formed meshworks of safety and companionship(Ingold, 2007).We developed our article along the way of these paths by taking a multimodal and polyvocal approach.Together and individually, we considered how we are the apparatus through which we diffract posthumanist and feminist thinking.We end our article with an invitation to those who read and engage with our work to join our bag lady collective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-165
Number of pages14
JournalCultural and Pedagogical Inquiry
Volume14
Issue number1
Early online date17 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Dec 2022

Keywords

  • Kinship
  • cartography
  • affirmative
  • more-than-human
  • bag lady storytelling

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