I spend a lot of time thinking about spaces. Spaces that are mine, spaces that I’ve been kept out of, spaces that define me or restrict me or restrain me. I’m someone that has lived in a lot of different places, who doesn’t feel attached to any particular region, and never knows what to say when people ask where I’m from. Home for me has always been about people, rather than cities or towns, apartments or houses.
Yet every time I move, every time I have to establish a new space for myself, I gravitate towards the same kinds of things, the same sensory experiences, the same textures and colors and layouts. I know what makes me feel at home, makes me feel safe and comfortable, makes me feel like I can cry and scream and laugh and dream in the ways that I need to. And no matter where you live, no matter what kind of space you call your own, I have a feeling that you do, too.
Spaces & Places is about the physical locations that we fill with our hopes and dreams, our longi...
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