Tacos, Tequila and Border Walls
Borders fascinate me. A line in the sand that delineates “here” from “there”; the familiar from the foreign; and you from me.
Border-to-Border was a journey along America’s West Coast, from Seattle to San Diego, from the Canadian border to the Mexican. Throughout the journey, the notion of ‘belonging’ came up time and again. This is a land that was once occupied by indigenous people, who were killed and dispossessed by migrants and a series of colonial powers, who were in turn overthrown and dispossessed.
The most publicly contentious border of 2019 is, the one between Mexico and the USA. Thanks to the Trump administration’s belligerent funding of a border wall, it’s regularly front-page news.
I finished Border-to-Border on that border, and I wanted to explore what it’s like. So I wrote an article about it for the Telegraph.
You can read the full article here. Let me know what you think.