AMAZING READ: "The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action" by Nicole Walker - from Creative Nonfiction

From Creative Nonfiction

Issue #64, Adaptation

The Braided Essay as Social Justice Action

Between the Lines

Nicole Walker

"...memoir....offers something unique to environmental writing. By situating the self in the story, the writer personalizes what in some nature writing might come off as eulogizing and obvious. When I toggle between myself and the rest of the world, not only do I stop myself from boring myself with what I already know, I also find surprising commonalties with prairie dogs, or gutters, or the way geological formations seem permanent until they’re not, which reminds me that my bad habits or unattractive character traits, like writing about myself, are not necessarily permanent either....."

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