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prepping for tmrw's data healing session has me thinking about how most of my data trauma stems from this tension between my bursting desire to share + interact online, and the reality of navigating the internet while still bound by the material constraints of race/class in the physical world*...& the reality of how culture (read: thought production, materialized) - specifically black culture - has been wholly commodified thru [email protected].

is there a way to protect marginalized voices navigating open-source thought-exchange digital landscapes (are.na) from the engrained predatory habits of capitalist consumption :/ (in this case, packaged as 'academia') aka psycho-culturally extractive interaction lol
:/ :/ thoughts welcomed, but plz don't use this for yr dissertation research :p

*(moving to New York has added nuance to this, thru proximity)

data healing reflection/question