Is it a memoir? A critical autoethnography? A manuscript? A collection of essays? Whatever it is now, DiaspoRican: Identity, Belonging, and Performance Beyond Binaries was taking shape before the pandemic. What follows are a few conference presentations, seedlings of the ideas I will explore in DiaspoRican—whatever shape it ends up taking. My thinking has shifted quite a bit since I wrote these, particularly around whiteness, but I offer these essays here as a way to dive back into revisions.