Thanks for this. I am an ignorant white man from the southwest of England. That is to say, although I am an intellectual and knowledgeable about many subjects, as well as a critical thinker, my bookshelf and mind is woefully short of non-white, as well as non-male perspectives. This is something I am addressing more, day by day. Finding your blog is another step in the right direction. I hope you will also take a little peak at mine. Although I have not yet achieved your professionalism, be assured that I am on my way. My overriding intention is to weave together narratives of culture from across the globe, using history and story-telling to conceive of a positive global future, in collaboration with other bloggers. One of my intiatives is #thefirst13. Out of my first WordPress followers, when I reach the first 12 engaged followers, (not necessarily the first 12 to simply ‘follow’ me) I intend to develop and co-create a scientific myth of force co-created by all of us first 13, that I will publish on my site with links to all the blogs of #thefirst13. I am committed to ‘the principle of 13’ in the makeup of this creative team. ‘The principle of 13’ is the feminine as there are 13 moons in a calendar year. #Thefirst13 will be comprised of at least 7 non-caucasion members, and at least 7 non-male members, to help redress the global imbalance.

I sincerely hope you will be a part of this.

~Matthew

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