For a universal societal experience, we all have staggeringly different perspectives on family — what it is and what it means to us. With Volume Two | Family Ties, we won’t purport to convey all of these perspectives, rather ponder how they differ, overlap and interact in hopes of turning our disparate views into a shared understanding.
Serving as an arbitrary starting point, my perspective on family is self-contradictory. Complexity and simplicity, permanence and loss, support and alienation, conflicting sentiments that coexist and should be a source of tension, but provide a grounded balance instead. It’s the messiness that makes it home.