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December 26th, 2011

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December 26th, 2011

"Also! Also. It is not slut shaming to note that someone’s schtick is in fact, the same old…"

“Also! Also. It is not slut shaming to note that someone’s schtick is in fact, the same old schtick.”
December 26th, 2011

More and more these days I see myself as something of a utopianist, or at least someone who wants to believe that people are interested in bettering their life situations because the world we’re living in is pretty shitty all around. So reading non-reflective accounts of how horrible people are horrible to each other and horrible to themselves is not something I really see as edifying, or worth my time. (And lest you think this is a manifestation of some sort of hidden misogynistic attitude where I’m putting down female writers who are just trying to Tell Their Stories: I don’t really care for the masturbatory output of male writers who engage in nihilistic sex (or drugging, or whatever) as a way to show how deep and sad and etc. they are, either.

More and more these days I see myself as something of a utopianist, or at least someone who wants to believe that people are interested in bettering their life situations because the world we’re living in is pretty shitty all around. So reading non-reflective accounts of how horrible people are horrible to each other and horrible to themselves is not something I really see as edifying, or worth my time. (And lest you think this is a manifestation of some sort of hidden misogynistic attitude where I’m putting down female writers who are just trying to Tell Their Stories: I don’t really care for the masturbatory output of male writers who engage in nihilistic sex (or drugging, or whatever) as a way to show how deep and sad and etc. they are, either.:

2011: The year I spent reblogging maura.

I’ve been trying to understand (or I should say, see another way of understanding) sentiments like “making art (even bad art) out of your experience actually *is* a daring feminist act, regardless of intent” and “Everything we write is an exclusive, because it only happened to us” as providing a critical framework for some of this work, but basically it seems like the “Traumarama” column from Seventeen magazine is now a genre. Also, seriously, Edie Sedgwick. I’ve interviewed so many groupies from every era and the story doesn’t vary much over time. (Maybe that should be a genre.) I mean, legitimization by injection is so past tense.

December 26th, 2011

jamiegoodridge: we traveled through the candy cane forest…… I…













jamiegoodridge:

we traveled through the candy cane forest……

I love the Pancake Family so much.

December 26th, 2011

Kirsty Hume, Guinevere van Seenus, and Stella Tennant @ Prada…



Kirsty Hume, Guinevere van Seenus, and Stella Tennant @ Prada S/S 1996

I mean, it’s so ultra. I had a knockoff dress like #2 and I still wear it but current breasts make it say something I’m really not.

December 26th, 2011

Menstrual Hut Cinema, Allyson Mitchell, 2009 Thank you, beloved…



Menstrual Hut Cinema, Allyson Mitchell, 2009

Thank you, beloved Suzanne Stroebe (also an amazing artist! and a co-conspirator on the Feminist Parlour Games action) for introducing me to my new love, Allyson Mitchell.

December 26th, 2011

Also my new favorite medical term of all time is “neural insult.” NOT THAT I’M…

Also my new favorite medical term of all time is “neural insult.” NOT THAT I’M GOOGLING SYMPTOMS BEC I KNOW THAT’S NOT SMART.

December 26th, 2011

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December 26th, 2011

"Even a map cannot show you the way back to a place that no longer exists."

“Even a map cannot show you
the way back to a place
that no longer exists.”

- Sandra M. Castillo, from Christmas, 1970 (via growing-orbits)
December 26th, 2011

worldcat: Frank Stella, Red River Valley, 1958. V.O.D.



worldcat:

Frank Stella, Red River Valley, 1958.

V.O.D.