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Backwards Into The Future

Backwards Into The Future

Kia whakatōmuri te haere whakamua‘I walk backwards into the future with my eyes fixed on my past’ By Monica Davidson I fell in love with this Māori whakataukī (or proverb) when I first heard it at a conference. It refers to time as a kind of endless river, where the past, present, and future are all intertwined. As a linear white person I had always thought of the past as being behind me, a path already walked. The future was a fixed and definite point in front of me, the way that I imagined myself facing, and the place for all my goals and dreams. While I still think that way for the day-to-day running of my business and creative practice and encourage others to be goal or...

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