Suckers

Suckers

SUCKERS by Nala Walla When I hear the word “sucker,” I think of the plum tree in my garden, which sends out little shoots and leaves in a circle around itself, pushing up dozens of baby sprouts everywhere in an effort to reproduce. Many-a-plant species uses...
Body Is Earth

Body Is Earth

BODY IS EARTH Carbon, water, nitrogen, oxygen—the same materials that comprise the Earth, also make up our own blood and bones, our breath and our brains. Our shedding hair, skin, tears, and eventually our entire bodies are all returned to the Earth where they break...
Decolonizing the Body

Decolonizing the Body

DECOLONIZING THE BODY:  An Inquisition By Nala Walla The colonialism of the last few hundred years has left a strong imprint upon our bodies.  The impact is clearly visible on our greater Earthly Body–our landscapes:  Fertile soils laid black and bare by plows,...
Art Is Not A Luxury

Art Is Not A Luxury

ART IS NOT A LUXURY By Nala Walla From the communes of the sixties to the experimental communities of today, many skilled and talented people have been involved: builders, bodyworkers, system-designers, gardeners, healers, organizers, grafters, musicians, midwives,...