EMMA PLOVER

BODIES OF NATURE, 2021

»Through my Queerness I have a direct connection to otherness and through otherness I am connected the liminal, the ‘other’ and those that dwell at the edge lands. A direct line to the other worlds, the spirit worlds, the more-than-human.

By embracing my position as Rural Other, I embraced my weirdness, my Queerness, my deviance from the ‘normal’. I spent time with the land, and the soil and with those who share the space with us. I listened to the memories and knowledge held there, I forged my own connection with ancient stories. Stories that are older than any human definitions of what is ‘good’ and what is ‘bad’. I listened and I remembered the language of the land, the language which runs deep in my bones, and deeper into my soul.«

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