Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
Marfa, Activist, Writer
Winter 2013

“With no expectation to be anywhere and no interruptions caused by the usual responsibilities in my everyday life, I was afforded the time, the space and the quiet to just think. The ability to think freely and fully was critical to my writing process and it has made my writing better. The other element for good writing, in my experience, is also about the connection to community and those who will debate, discuss, contest, and challenge your ideas in the spirit of making them better. This may have been the biggest surprise during my time in Marfa—the connection with a remarkable community of people…”

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