Visual Arts Research
This is an experimental text of creative nonfiction. Radical love is defined, and its trivariate dimensions are illustrated—(re)memory, ritual, and (re)imagination— through the lived and imagined experiences of the author. She engages in the genre of biomythography through the speculative mediums of letter writing, memoir, and journaling. She attempts to expand the category of Blackgirlhood and Blackgirls’ subsequent sacred pursuits of healing. This work may be used as an intervention in a wide variety of capacities, but it stands, first and foremost, as a mirror for Blackgirls to bear witness to themselves being centered, as well as another opportunity for them to also see other Blackgirls who love them. This writing is constructed for their utility.
Biomythography, (re)memory, ritual, (re)imagination, temporalities
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Cahill, Loren, "Radical Love Unlimited: A Biomythography" (2021). School for Social Work: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.