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To Learn and Love

This three-part series depicts moments in my abroad experience when I was forced to come to terms with the complicated history of my lovely surroundings. I learned that past and present idealogies are embedded in place and that to recognize the racism, classism, and exclusionism of the Netherlands is, at once, vitally important in order to rectify these issues and not necessarily a barrier to enjoying what remains enchanting about the country. In other words, history contextualized beauty; a place can be beautiful and problematic simultaneously, and each should inform the other for how we proceed in altering or creating spaces in a loving way.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

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