Resistance and the Art of Freedom

Dr. Vishwam Jamie Heckert talks openly about activism, his yoga practice, and the inner freedom he’s discovering to tackle internal and external structures of domination

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If we were each invited to bring our own ‘Disobedient Object’ to the exhibition of social movement innovations currently at the V&A Museum in London, what would I offer?  Would it be the broadfork our resident permaculturist had custom-made for the self-organised community orchard in Poole last year, or the collection of queer badges from my out, loud and proud days of the mid-1990s? I don’t think so. It would have to be a six foot long sheet of purple rubber.

Is it used for some sort of queer pleasure? A way to defend myself from police? The answer to both is yes. It is my yoga mat.


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