2021 as a postmodern woman
I decided to live in 2021 as a postmodern woman. What does it mean?
Ferrando Francesca explains “From Postmodern to Posthuman” already in the introduction:
“Postmodernism, generated out of the radical deconstruction 1 of the “human,” which began as a philosophical as well as a political project in the late 1960s and turned into an epistemological one in the 1990s. “(P. 24).
That is, I don’t want to put my human superiority above others, be they humans, objects or animals. I want to live in inclusion and not in duality.
“Postmodernity is notoriously the age of proliferating differences.” Braidotti (2002), Metamorphoses: Towards a Materialist Theory of Becoming
I want to live in 2021 in the difference between me and others and others from me — a difference to be celebrated in colours and shape.
“Posthumanism is indebted to the reflections developed out of the” margins “of such a centralized human subject, because of their emphasis on the human as a process, more than a given, inherently characterized by differences and shifting identities”.
I have grown up and lived in the suburbs (of my country, in the South of Italy, in the south of Europe, in the south of France). I have always been on the borders and the margins (of social life, academic life etc.). Finally, and I see my space recognized, validated, accepted.
I have lived too long as a modern woman and have never found peace. In the postmodern, dissolving, I find myself.
2021 is for me “The Postmodern Turn” (Hassan, 1987).
Recognition, inclusion, deconstruction are the ways of acting and to be experienced and embodied in thought and action into 2021.
Who else is ready to be postmodern?
I wish you and me some “disembodied narratives”, free and open, out of any biography, curriculum, life summary.
I wish to dissolve and recombine you in a human, animal and technological configuration:
“Our time, a mythic time, we are all chimeras, theorized and fabricated hybrids of machine and organism; in short, we are cyborgs. The cyborg is our ontology; it gives us our politics” (Donna Haraway, 1985, p. 50).