I should say, abstractly, that this is about racism, if only I knew what races I should tattoo on my transnational post-colonial narcissistic subaltern brown body that so enjoys being white. I should rather say this is about silences invoked in my body during moments of misconstructed identity, silences between belonging and betrayal, if only I did not love dancing in the tensions between boring and exotic. I am saying much now, but I said little then, while so much was said by me in me for me. So all I have for you here are maddening silences.
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