As a white identifying ciswoman, I cannot deny that my socialization is deeply steeped in white, cisheteropatriarchal capitalism. I won’t for a minute lead anyone to believe this work is something I do not grapple to navigate and disrupt every single day. My decolonizing work has no end.I inhabit spaces that are the ancestral home stewarded by the Potawatomi, Kiikaapoi, Myaamia and Peoria Tribal Nations. I further honor that I have a responsibility to address this history and acknowledge that Indigenous peoples are part of this nation’s and my community’s past, present, and future. I remind myself I am not only living on stolen land but that my ancestors have benefitted, and I continue to benefit, from generations of harm.
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