Prayer For My NDN Bb Girls
Sing a song for the Indigibabes who make acrylic shine like diamonds, and $10 mucklucks that they lifted (see also: liberated and repatriated) from Ardene’s look so good, they might as well have been handed down from the ancestors. Sing for the girlies who walk through city streets with a stride so assured of their ownership over urban territories, as if they have the ancestors backing every single step. For the concrete roses who see the beauty in the grime and grit.
Published online October 10 2018.
Excerpt from nîtisânak forthcoming from Metonymy Press (Fall 2018)
Lindsay Nixon is a Cree-Métis-Saulteaux curator, editor, award nominated writer and grad student. They currently hold the position of Indigenous Editor at Large for Canadian Art. Nixon’s writing has appeared in The Malahat Review, Room Magazine, GUTS, Mice, esse, The Inuit Art Quarterly and other publications. Their forthcoming creative non-fiction collection, tentatively titled nîtisânak, is to be released in fall 2018 through Metonymy Press. Nixon currently resides in Tio’tia:ke/Mooniyaang, unceded Haudenosaunee and Anishinabe territories (Montreal, QC), where they co-founded the Black Indigenous Harm Reduction Alliance.