a tension

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  • The research I have encountered on topics of transgenerational trauma can largely be attributed to several groups who exist within the global majority and who have been victimised and harmed by white-bodied individuals and white systems of power. Research in transgenerational trauma has largely been produced by racialized groups, and the research I have looked at specifically has been written by Indigenous, Jewish, and Black individuals.

    It is also important to note that all individuals exist in varying states of intersectionality and that occurrences of trauma and transference are heightened based on our positioning within hierarchies of race, gender, sexuality, disability and class.

    Through the pairing of cautionary signage and domestic objects, a tension seeks to reframe our understanding of the tangible marks and evidence of transgenerational trauma. Through this body of work, I’m employing visual symbols that exist to warn of hazards or give direction to highlight and question harmful ideas of normalcy and the insidious ways trauma inhabits spaces and affects relationships.

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