Keywords:deconstruct, consciousness, freedom, conditioning
When I saw that the theme was unlearning, I started reflecting on what has been harder for me to dig out. The ideas I was indoctrinated to hold onto about who I am, how to exist, and how to interact with others and the earth around me have been the hardest to shake (with some close contenders of course). I'm still figuring it out, and I have a feeling I always will be. This poem for me represents hope. Hope that despite how ugly and painful my work is, it's worth it for the chance at a future where children won't feel like I did and adults won't have to spend their lives trying to change it all. It's hope that I can create something magical with my unlearning.
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