I always find Fatal Feminists thoughts an excellent critique.
Fellow blogger Ray Saywaker recently nominated me for the auspicious ‘Very Inspiring Blogger Award’. I’m chuffed to think Ray believes my words to be inspiring and worthy of full frontal publicity. You definitely need to check out Ray’s blog FROM MAYBE TO ALMOST to see for yourself One lost & confused 20-something’s nonsensical account of the nowhereland of not-quite-adulthood draws from a fountain of wisdom with added devilish satirical twists that will keep you hooked. Continue reading →
People inspire me and I’m humbled by their spirit for life and resilience
On its webpage the museum declares itself a “vanguard of interactive and participatory experiences”. It calls visitors “to enter, to discover, to “unravel” and to “desypher” and yet the webpage (like the museum) only unravels a use of symbols from our multicultural dictionary: sharing, mutual, understanding, and on and on. Words that are as artistic and as rusted as the museum’s Corten veil that punctures the entry with a spray of holes; and so too, unfortunately, the museum “story” of Muslims in multicultural Australia is riddled with gaps.
Despite the promise there is no emphasis on our “Australian Islamic context”, and there is no resisting of “the temptation to orientalise the project”. We are an “ideal” other whose exotic achievements are listed hopefully for approval and whose religious entrails are squiggled into a seductive calligraphy that all awaits the oohing appreciation of the observing white gaze.
When you leave,
weary of me,
without a word a shall let you go