It struck me, as I was preparing for my conversation with Kaitlin Curtice, that I accepted the title - Living Resistance - without much question. I should really have asked; ‘Resistance to what?’ but there was no need. It’s obvious. Resistance to this, all of it. Resistance to the culture that values some lives above others, that seems to thrive on endless cycles of violence and retribution, that turns homes into mere commodities and landscapes into asset-stripping opportunities. Resistance to the individualistic pathway through life that we have learned to see as normal. Resistance is the only rational response.
What I love about Kaitlin’s model is that it asks us to move through the world with more kindness and integrity, to set down better blueprints for everyday life. It draws on her Indigenous perspective to think about resistance as an ongoing practice, rather than a sporadic outburst. As you know, personal sustainability is my touchstone, and so this makes a lot of sense to me.
Anyway - Kaitlin puts it all much better than me, so do watch or listen to the conversation. I think you’ll love it. You can watch a clip below - click ‘CC’ to watch with subtitles.
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