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Maybe you’re doing ancestor work of your own. Maybe you’re thinking about it. Maybe you’re just curious, interested, maybe you’re one of those people who needs to know the details of every skeleton in other people’s closets. (If you’re the latter, you’re just like me.) Maybe you’re a history buff, maybe you hate history but want to know more. Maybe you’re a serial subscriber who likes receiving emails. Maybe you’re the dust of an ancestor, hoping to see yourself reflected in my artificially yellowed online pages. Maybe you’d like to be redeemed.

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a reckoning with personal, ancestral, and colonial history


Helen Armstrong
queer writer. she/her/hers