Politics aside, I feel the polarized nature of the country right now. My vantage point is one of visitor in a strange land even though I’ve resided in the United States for more than twenty years. Despite my long run, I cannot claim to be an American as I am still a transplant from Canada. Perhaps it is my position as a woman over 40, a mother, a Canadian, or a single parent that gives me my unique vantage point, but following the current election the tension feels almost palpable to me. That said, I am not taking a political stance, but instead I think it’s important to note that our thoughts and feelings about politics or religion or anything else is rooted in the position that we hold in society and the roles that we play.

What is positionality?

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