(1of2)When I consider whether the phrase  Lived experience as a model for radical practice is a useful idea for this project,  a question arises.  How do I make the mundane everydayness interesting and/or useful? Often ‘biographical’ work is charged with emotion.

Two answers emerge:

1. Listen to Kokomo Rocks poem on Billy Kay’s Scotland’s Black History on Radio Scotland @17min 50.  Kokomo situates a brief but highly emotional event in the context of the everyday, to great effect and affect.

2. Turn the whole thing on it’s head and ask myself if I can use the idea of lived experience as radical practice as a useful orientation device/ context to help validate this project, strengthen my resolve and help me focus. Then trust the process.  This answer is another question.