Context is key


Context is everything. It is the key to compelling stories and narratives. But sometimes context used irresponsibly creates divides and can hurt the people around us.  We use context every day when we hear stories from others and weave them into our understanding of personal experiences - whether positively or negatively.

Warp and Weft is a phrase that originates from the tradition of weaving fabric. This idea serves as the basis for the word context (con + text) which traces its origins to the idea of two textures being woven together. Responsible context making then is the idea of carefully weaving various textures (ideas, stories, experiences) that considers the people around us. So with Warp and Weft, I hope to explore how linguistic insights can be used for building community and contextualizing responsibly.