With roots in Punjab and St. Louis, Mitali Khanna Sharma is an emerging scholar, artist, and young farmer currently finishing her degree in English at Columbia University. Her creative practice centers on exploring physicality, (socio-ecological) community, and heritage through words, dance, and image. To explore her work, visit mitalikhannasharma.com
What resistance means to you?
Resistance, to me, is the cultivation of care, kinship, and liberation that stretches across time and space. In dismantling and standing up against systems/states/corporations that enact violence and injustice on life and land, we embody the alternative — presents and futures full of reciprocal care between humans, non-human beings, and the land — and simultaneously honor and heal our ancestral burdens and traumas.