Back Home and Across tha River
Back Home and Across tha River is an imagined site based on my lived experience in East St. Louis. Here, I am honoring a place, people, and play.
This new site is a hopeful ritual navigating play, safety, and togetherness. As a part of my childhood memories, choosing basketball as a symbol of home was intuitive. While also countering and intersecting into the discourse of how basketball is perceived and understood in urban and black spaces, I am celebrating the game of choice and chances in my piece.
In all, this is a self, family, and geographical portrait--
Grounded and stern in its existence and possibilities.