November 2, 2015 / Creative Writing
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In this issue of The Other Journal, we present interviews, art work, creative writing, and essays that address the complex territory of trauma’s effects on the lived experience, for both individuals and societies. We believe these pieces articulate a deep, multifaceted understanding of how a theology of trauma can help to shape and restore us through unearthing, naming, narrating, and bearing witness to its wounds, for as Frank Seeburger writes, “Only such a community of trauma—the community of all those who have nothing in common save the openness of their wounds—could be the kingdom of a God worth worshipping.”
The Other Journal interviews internationally recognized artist Ken Gonzales-Day about his recent project Run Up, his perspective on historically constructed systems of race and representation, and his posture of bearing witness to traumatic cultural realities through his work.