Sara Ahmed: “no”
No a short word; a snap, perhaps.
No as negative speech; a complaint.
No what you say when you do not want to proceed; when you do not agree to something.
No as an address; delivered to a person or made against a system or given in a situation.
No what you announce by what you do or do not do with your body; as gesture, as withdrawal.
No as a story of how someone comes to refuse what had previously been endured.
No as political action; how a collective is formed by saying enough is too much; we from a will from a wont.
No as costly; what you are willing to say or do despite the consequences, whatever the consequences.
No as achievement: what we say for each other; what we pick up from each other.
No as what is behind you when you start over; when…
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