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Mercedes Allen
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"If you have come to help me you are wasting your time. But if you come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together."

(Aboriginal activists group, Queensland, 1970s. This quote is usually attributed to Gangulu Elder, Lilla Watson, who has said she was "not comfortable being credited for something that had been born of a collective process.")
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I've just graduated as an Registered Nurse, and the idea of "helping" comes up a lot (as I'm sure you can imagine). It always makes me cringe. Solidarity, as your quote so aptly reflects, is not help. Help is a dangerous, patriarchal notion.
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I'm a writer, blogger, activist, graphic designer and all around general nuisance.
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High River, Alberta - Calgary, Alberta - Edmonton, Alberta - Vancouver, B.C.