Our Stories & Feelings Matter. As Indigenous People Say, Our Relations are Everything.

I love this clip of Nina Simone so beautifully and eccentrically telling & singing her stories, sharing her feelings, and asking (sadly, unsuccessfully) for others to share the Feeling experience with her.

Speaking of feelings, I’ve heard some feminists say that political analysis has no room for/is not about feelings.  That just makes no sense, and it is the same mentality that creates all the fuckery and oppression around us, the non-caring of others’ feelings.  The only politics I’m interested in is those that center themselves around caring about, and treating eachother with kindness and respect.

“Everybody is half-dead. Everybody avoids everybody. All over the place, in most situations, all the time. I know; I’m one of those everybodies. And to me, it is terrible. And so all I’m trying to do, all the time, is just to open people up, so they can feel themselves and let themselves be open to somebody else. That is all. That’s it.” — Nina Simone

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4 thoughts on “Our Stories & Feelings Matter. As Indigenous People Say, Our Relations are Everything.

  1. It is sad beyond watching her.

  2. I think more political decisions should be made with feelings as part of the decision-making process because policies affect human beings; we need leaders wo have the capacity for empathy when they are creating legislation. In this sense, political analysis also needs to be done with a mix of rational critical thinking and emotional intelligence.

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