belonging

Six days left to contribute your story to the Belonging Project

In the Belonging Project, your perspective is one of the “potential versions … that will be made concrete and visible” if—and only if—you share it. 

An atlas is a collection of versions of a place, a compendium of perspectives, a snatching out of the infinite ether of potential versions a few that will be made concrete and visible….

Rebecca Solnit, Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas(University of California Press, 2010).

Contribute your story! There’s only six days left until the January 2 deadline.

Maybe you feel a sense of belonging on a soccer field, at a health facility, or on your block. Maybe you carry your sense of belonging with you, and you feel it when you make new friends or are with a group of like-minded people. Maybe you don’t feel a sense of belonging—what circumstances would help you feel belonging?

All these stories are welcome! Please submit. Contributions will inform a book with essays, maps, and bandanas that I’m going to start printing next month! But I need your stories to start…

Think outside The City

So far, contributors have shared many places of belonging in San Francisco, Oakland, and Berkeley. That’s great. I love all the stories. But I also want to hear about places of belonging in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Contra Costa, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, and Marin Counties.

Sketch of a map of the 9-county Bay Area, with counties highlighted where I could use more stories.

Maybe you have felt belonging in these places? Maybe you can share the call for participation with people you know in those counties? Thank you!

 

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