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October 17th, 2012

I’m an introvert.

I am an introvert. That means that when I’m feeling down, chances are that I won’t actually go to you for help. In fact, I won’t go to anyone for help. You’ll have to actually check on me. I don’t feel that I should burden others with my problems but if you come to me, I might just trust you enough to let you help.

October 17th, 2012

not me: It’s the anniversary of Pride & Prejudice in January, we should reread!

not me: It's the anniversary of Pride & Prejudice in January, we should reread!
me: I don't know I am not a huuuge Jane Austen fan. I'm more into Jane Eyre.
not me: I love Jane Eyre!
me: You will know how much of a nerd I am now, I had a Jane Eyre zine.
not me: That's so cool! I wish I had been around then. The zine age.
me: This was like two years ago.
not me: Oh.
me: There's also a tumblr.
October 17th, 2012

Cherrie Moraga and Pariah!!

The NYU LGBTQ Student Center presents:

Thursday, October 18
Storytelling & Performance Series: Creative Writing for Social Justice with Cherrie Moraga - a 2 Hour Workshop
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Kimmel 804

Join the legendary playwright, poet, essayist and activist educator Cherrie Moraga for a transformative writing workshop!  Moraga is the co-editor of This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color.  This year Moraga also completed a new collection of writings —   A Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness:  Writings 2000-2010.  Please RSVP for this event by emailing with “Cherrie Moraga RSVP” in the subject line to reserve a spot.  Come prepared with an open mind and soul to write for social justice!

Thursday, October 18
Reel Queer Film Series: Pariah
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Kimmel 802

Directed by Tisch alum Dee Rees, Pariah highlights the trials and tribulations of a young black woman in Brooklyn as she explores her sexual and gender identity.  It illustrates how the responses of family, friends and significant others may be simultaneously empowering and devastating for queer folks of color.  The film showcases a compelling coming of age story in NYC at the intersection of racial identity, sexual and gender expression.

Check out more details on the Facebook event page:
October 17th, 2012

alithea: basically i really love any kind of ridiculous theme…


basically i really love any kind of ridiculous theme band and thus i love the go-nuts. upon further inspection (aka god i spent a lot of time reading liner notes at age 17!), my favorite go-nuts song was written by “frank portman”, but mtx never played in seattle, and the go-nuts had long disbanded (with many enemies thanks to an over usage of flour canons), so i had lost all hope of ever seeing this song played live.

fast forward to the release of king dork: frank portman is doing a reading and playing some songs at a cupcake shop. and i, being an over-eager 20something, e-mailed him to ask, nay BEG, him to play this song. because this whole song is about sweets and hello, this is a fucking cupcake shop, and i will never be able to hear this song really and there is not a more perfect time to play this song that someone else made “famous”*.

and he did play it, and my brain exploded a few gazillion times, and i was fulfilled.

when andromeda klein came out, he played again at a little book shop, and i went, and i bought a copy of the book, and i think i did a highly-uncomfortable “HEY I ASKED YOU TO PLAY A SONG THAT ONE TIME” thing, and he ended up signing it with some reference to the song and again, i was fulfilled.

*literally the most stretched definition of “famous” one could muster. this song isn’t even on youtube. but, now im putting it on tumblr (sorry 4 the rights violations) and you can hear it and understand why i loved it so.

the go-nuts - bombay (you’re my hostess cupcake)