Cooperative Living: Week 11

Ongoing journey of living in an activist collective

I’m definitely still getting used to people filtering in and out of the house, waking up to find strangers making coffee in the mornings and spending the night in spare bedrooms. But it’s all really good for me in the long run- stretching my boundaries about personal space, and how to exist within community. Letting go of that control that is gifted you when you have your own apartment or house. Because, for me, while that apartment to yourself and ability to control what happens within it is a gift, it is also a curse. Living in a collective environment helps me to balance things out: to learn to let go of trying to claim control of everything, while also carving out a space of control without myself- regardless of external factors.

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