Donda Fresh Direct Emotional Baggage Cart (2021), Mansplaining: Baggage Cart (2022) by Theda Sandiford
We all carry emotional baggage. This manifests differently for each of us. Some of us push shopping carts of pain while some of us carry a backpack. How we choose to handle our baggage makes a difference. We have the choice to let it define us or to let it go, move forward as a form of active resistance.
My Emotional Baggage Carts are vesselsto dispose ofracial trauma inflicted by Karens & Kens.Theact of making, weavesthe sting ofmacro andmicroaggressionsinto the cart,freeing mefromtheseconstraints.
Each recovered shopping cart isunique, but they all arewoven withupcycled materials likerope, paracord, grocery bags, rope lights, beads, fabric, bottle caps and draped with aprotective zip tie blanketto trap trauma and prevent its escape.
For me, these Emotional Baggage Carts are a release, for you, they are an opportunity to look within and recognizeanyemotional baggage you, yourselfmay becarrying and release it.