"Food is politics; knowledge of and access to it, and what constitutes 'healthy' or 'health-promoting' food, is a privilege beyond measure."
Early on in the project, we realized we needed specific guidelines for the collection of data from very different archival sources.
"So, what are we going to do with all those entries? How are we going to analyse them?"
"There is an art to grant writing... It takes a different set of skills."
"Oh my god. Just ask for help. You’re not supposed to know it all."
"To me, the overlap between some of the symptoms of 'madness' in the asylums and untreated thyroid disease is striking."
"So, as a bit of Canadian Thanksgiving Weekend-filler, I thought I would make a completely subjective-and-not-at-all-scientific list..."
"Some patients who exhibited very bad behaviour or who were 'excessively filthy in their habits' were sent to 'the Basement'."
"I don’t think anyone in our project deserves to be made into a Voldemort."
"[D]oing archival research in Cuba prepared me for a global pandemic."
"I see the materials with which the team has engaged...as a repository of feelings and emotions."
"Like clockwork, a haunting happened again in the earliest days of the GMM Project."