Terese Mailhot

Terese Mailhot
11/10/16

My son was in tears. He asked me if his grandmother would be deported (she’s a citizen born in Mexico). He’s eleven and a better, kinder person than I am….

Terese Mailhot
11/5/16

The conversations on sexual assault and survival have escalated during this election. Trump’s recorded conversation with Billy Bush amped up dialogue on how easy it is to be complicit to assault….

Terese Mailhot
7/17/16

Inspired by Carlos Castenada’s ethnography where he follows around a made-up, “magic” Native, I did some of my own ethnography, and followed around a f

Terese Mailhot
6/18/16

I don’t know what “Native” is. It’s become something so obscure that the more I talk about it the more abstract it becomes. I can’t say it’s about blood, or skin, or pain, or papers. But I know when it’s absent….

Terese Mailhot
6/10/16

“Be quiet. The Gorilla is on TV again,” and, “Can you get me a margarita,” have been common utterances as of late, and I ain’t sorry….

Terese Mailhot
5/31/16

Trump’s a racist. He’s also an idiot….

Terese Mailhot
4/14/16

Recently, a beautiful Indigenous woman, Sharnell Paul, was barred from being featured in the Women of the Navajo calendar for being transgender.

Terese Mailhot
3/16/16

Enter J.K. Rowling: a well-meaning white lady whose work, “History of Magic in North America,” debuted with some criticism concerning its depiction of Native Americans….

Terese Mailhot
2/27/16

My auntie says there’s a direct connection between violence against the earth and violence against Indigenous women. I think of my own brown body when she says this, and how it was damaged in childhood and adolescence….

Terese Mailhot
2/5/16

I heard the term ‘crazy Indian’ a few times when I was a young girl.

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