Toasted Marshmallows

Feministe friend Anoushka Ratnarajah and her friend Marcelitte Failla are working on a project called Toasted Marshmallows, “a film, performance and community building project chronicling two mixed-race women’s attempt at uncovering the cultures we were separated from.” A bit more:

What happens when your great-aunt, your only connection to your cultural roots, your only connection to your history, lies on her deathbed? What’s lost? A person? Language? The special ingredient in all her recipes? Remembrance?
Toasted Marshmallows is a film, performance and community building project chronicling two mixed-race women’s attempt at uncovering the cultures we were separated from. Anoushka Ratnarajah and Marcelitte Failla grew up far from the curry and gumbo that stewed on their grandmothers stove. On our journey to regain what was lost, we will meet and interview other mixed-women and ask what it means to be “authentically” rooted in one’s culture and how we maintain ties in a world of assimilation.

They need to support to get the project off the ground, so check it out and consider giving.

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  1. BabyRaptor
    BabyRaptor July 22, 2013 at 11:56 am |

    (Not on topic, but maybe good for a laugh.)

    One of Dear Boyfriend’s petnames for me is Marshmellow, because my favourite My Little Pony character is Rarity and there’s a meme about her being made of marshmellow.

    So that’s the context that word defaults to in my mind. As such, the title got a blank stare and some worry before my brain caught up.

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