Marie-Michelle Melotte was born and raised to Mauritian immigrant parents at the foot of the Rockies in Moh-kíns-tsis on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, and the Métis Nation (Region 3). She holds a BA in humanities from the University of Calgary, has lived in Cyprus and France, worked briefly in theater, and now freelances as a translator, dressmaker, and embroiderer.

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    Troubled waters

    I know that Black and brown bodies hampered in water, drowning Black and brown bodies, absent Black and brown bodies are required for and useful to whiteness. I see this Jim Crowed reality every time I enter a pool and my fast and skilled Black body is punished for contravening white aquatic segregation.