Reversing the colonial gaze is never an easy task. Considering indigenous people as objects while swallowing their lands, colonizers build their rigid hierarchies through power and control. Seemingly indestructible, these hierarchies start shattering both infrastructurally and metaphysically once people being marked as voiceless, faceless ‘them’ turn their pain and trauma into action and a call for solidarity. Being arrogantly unable to zoom in while observing the captured territories, the colonizers fail to notice the multiple gaps, cracks and ruptures appearing in the narratives they have been weaving.
In order to support the ongoing struggle of those fighting with Russian and other non-western imperialisms, we launched Beda to highlight their efforts in countering the colonial narratives and provide some insight into how to subvert them. This is the very first issue of Beda Journal we are proud to present.