In this short interview (5 minutes), Corrine describes how being an abolitionist informs her decision not to call police–including in a situation where she and her sister were attacked by their father.
“abolition is more than just ending the physical caging of people. Abolition is the opportunity for us to live a life of freedom and really take Harriet Tubman’s whole strategy around utilizing intuition and magic and the witchery to tell our people’s stories and free our people.”
“And I just walked up to them and took the knife and was like, “Thanks. You can get it from me at the end of the day.” Shit like that, I am 5’4”, and like, 140 lbs. and could get flicked across the street. And I will walk up to thugs, to people I have no business walking up to. And yeah, maybe because I’m small. I think I’ve found a way to work it, make peace in a situation, because they know how ridiculous it would be to come at me.”
“Everyday abolition looks like you work with what you have, you figure it out, you communicate, and you find solutions. And you don’t give up. Giving up would mean putting somebody into a cage. Or pushing people out of school. Or pushing people out of your family, community, center.”