I had the opportunity to meet a group of insightful and talented women in a Concrete poetry workshop hosted by bbdb_studio. We talked at length about what freedom means to us and all the forms it takes in our lives as women.
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field Concrete Poetry
team Khyati Trehan, BBDB Studio
These pieces are rooted in my personal experience of moving from India to Germany and a very palpable freedom that I gained from this shift in culture. Of the many shifts, the one I talk about here is the disproportionate access to a large span of time and public spaces that come alive at night. There has always been a strong correlation between night and day, and inside and outside. When it’s night, we stay inside. Day allows us to go outside. This correlation is a lot starker for women due to our vulnerability to sexual violence. As a result, we don’t have the same access to 12 hours in a day. I only have access to the world before dark.