coherence or congruence?

 

Given the multiple subjectivities/identities from which I (must) speak, coherence is not likely, and perhaps not desirable (see Fine, Weis, Weseen & Wong, 2000). Yet as I got closer to the end of this writing process, I found congruence was more possible, and I was able to speak more directly from my emerging subject position as an animist in the academy. Soon, perhaps, I will not have to dance across so many boundaries and can meet my readers, and colleagues, more directly. Or perhaps the dance will simply get easier, the steps more practiced.