Well, there's nothing to really make me an official Vexillologist but I have finally made myself an active member of NAVA (North American Vexillological Association)....now try saying VEXILLOLOGICAL three times, really fast.
Why did I do this? I've realized my obsession with flags is not a fad. I am only becoming more and more curious and there is plenty to learn and explore. I'm also finding that the conversation about the significance of flags in our contemporary moment relating to conversations about migrations of all kinds, when discussing race, when simply walking down the street of any city, flags are all up in it. Flags are everywhere and extremelly powerful signifiers. I'm determined to be as versed as possible and enjoy the process of absording this rich history while also finding collaborations and creating access to make new flags with new meanings. FLAGS FLAGS FLAGS.
And now I get to receive publications and journals so I can be on the up and up on flags science in the scholarliest of ways.
Also, I have some great news about flag future projects I've been sought out for in 2016. More on that soon. In the mean time, check out the NAVA site. Let me know if you have a favorite flag and why? Got any cool stories you'd like to share. I want to hear it.