Volume 41, Number 1

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We begin this introduction to the special issue “World”-Making and “World”-Travelling with Decolonial Feminisms and Women of Color thinking about the difficult work of coalition, the relations requisite to enact it, and the animation of attitudes of vulnerability and tantear that must accompany it. Cindy Cruz, primary editor for this special issue, brought the interest in María Lugones’s work to our first editorial discussions. Dr. Cruz has been intrigued with the possibilities of the lifework of María Lugones in her own research with teachers and youth, in which the foundations of this politic emerge as the relation necessary to “world”-travelling with an attitude of playfulness and loving perception. It is a survival-rich practice that is both life affirming and persistent. We want to thank the special issue guest editors, Wanda Alarcón, Maria Dalida Benfield, Annie Isabel Fukushima, and Marcelle Maese, for all their hard work and creativity in developing a call for papers; recruiting a fierce group of writers, artists, and reviewers; and all the labor of revisioning/re-envisioning that happens among editors. This special issue gathers together a collection of writings that are urgent and insistent in their demand for transforming the social through love, pedagogy, coalition, resistance, and friendship.