I tell stories about the ramifications of settler colonialism, migration, and capitalism’s wheel of fortune. Standing between diaspora and indigeneity, my work navigates the oceanic, cultural and trade circulations between Asia, the Americas and Europe. My research-based process assembles surviving historical fragments to counter the skewed politics of the archive. I borrow the transporting power of smell to retain evaporating memory and fight historical erasure. I approach the social history of plants as metaphors for geopolitical struggles with the intention of amplifying worldviews at the core of a socially just and sustainable world.