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For this month, I offer Micaela Amateau Amato’s recent presentation at Pennsylvania State University’s Cancer and the Environment Symposium. Amato is not only my mother, but my primary collaborator focusing on fossil-fuel addicted culture and counter-hegemonic, living-art practices. Amato’s presentation on Cancerous Collusions, is the departure point for my next Mother Pelican essays on reproductive justice, petroleum parenting, and the illusion of “safety” in modernity’s technocratic-industrial civilization.