Daughter of Many

Kay Fahner

Keywords: Gentrification, Collective care, Community

Internship: The Prospektor

Over the past 30 years you will have found my mother sewing and listening in my parents’ shoe and clothes repair shop in Amsterdam-Noord. This is how she practices care. Sharing stories and responsibilities, the shop became our community’s haven; and my mom became the mother of many. 

The shop is due to close amidst the rise of gentrification in my childhood neighborhood, and I am left wondering how this will affect our community?

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