Writing from an autoethnographic perspective gives my performance an authentic touch. I really do begin to walk with conformity, and I do it because it feels good. I become seduced by the care, command and marching. This is the power of autoethnography, the power of spoken autoethnography. And this is how it speaks back:
I have to tip my hat to you. "Walking with Soldiers" is awakening, and what is funny, I had similar thoughts during the march. (Cadet from the march).
A cadet heard Track two and felt connected to it. She reminded me that gender always matters, sometimes it is the thing which matters the most. I had to reorientate and confront my paranoia again. Reparation is a confrontation with paranoia.
the title of this writing proposes love for cadets,
love as a political force and a multitude
walking instead of marching
a refusal to disclose and fully arrive,
but keep on searching
this is how I stopped worrying
and learned to love