Cultural Appropriation

Cultural Appropriation Part 3: Empire


My family was recently given a set of Snakes and Ladders. It’s a cheap, plastic set - a rollup sheet, little pieces (that’ll probably be lost or eaten by the dog) and a dice. As I joined in the game, I was surprised at how much fun it was: my son’s excitement rolling a six and getting an extra throw; climbing a ladder and nearly reaching the top or the disappointment of getting right near the end and then falling back down a snake.Continue reading

Cultural Appropriation Part 2: Emerika

blogEntryTopper“The wrongs of our past have resurfaced
Despite all we did to vanquish the traces
My very language is tainted
With all that we stole to replace it, with this.
Europe is lost
America … lost.”
- Kate TempestContinue reading

Cultural Appropriation Part 1: India

blogEntryTopperTrimbakeshwar, Nasik 4th Jan 2017 - 3am
Its been ten years since I first visited this ashram which is located in a vast & beautiful valley, nestled amongst the sacred hills of Sahyadri. I first came here to train as a yoga teacher in 2007. I’d been practising yoga for about seven years and having been to India a few times before, I wanted to learn how to teach from an authentic school in India.Continue reading