I spent most of my childhood travelling on trains, exploring, meeting people, and learning different perspectives and stories.

I sit at train stations as often as I can these days, thinking.

What makes us safe in the world is understanding where we come from and having a sense of direction, even if the path proves too hard and we need to step onto a different one. That orientation can mean dipping into the past or out of it into the here and right now.

I love the fluidity of our multiple belongings as it allows me to see the humanity in its widening diversity.

Since I have re-discovered my own liberation, passed on to me by my ancestors and started supporting others in liberating themselves from and to a better life, I cannot help but think about the systems and labels designed to deprive us of our identities and roots.

We are all connected – in one way or another.

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