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image by Sebastián Gómez Hernández,
Mexico 1991.

I was born here.
My parents told me that when I was a baby,
they gave me salt,
a machete,
a note book and a pen to become a competent and bright student.
I also remember the story, where, when my mother went to wash
the laundry, I fell into a water hole. My mother pulled me out quickly.
If she wouldn’t have done that, today I would be no more.

Sebastián Gómez Hernández , Chamula

Taken from Wendy Ewalds book“ Secret Games: Collaborative Works with Children 1969-1999.”