Posts tagged ‘crying’

October 14th, 2012

hysteriarama: “Vanessa Veselka: Let’s talk more about crying….









hysteriarama:

“Vanessa Veselka: Let’s talk more about crying. When do your characters do it? Do they do it? If they do is it like masturbation, mostly done in private?

Lidia Yuknavitch: No! Not in private! In fact, I consider it part of my writerly goal to get the crying out of the closet. Again, relegated to a ‘feminized’ space, a privatized space, a space of weakness. But crying can be a power move. There are studies of chimps that show that. In nonfiction and fiction I represent crying as a set of power choices, even when the crying is connected to vulnerability.

VV: I notice my characters tend to cry when they’re mad, in public, or walking down the center of streets.

LY: I love that about your characters. The opening of my Joan of Arc book is her crying sfter she has basically slaughtered her enemies. 

VV: That’s awesome. That’s so much more to the heart of how I think of crying. Overwhelm and conflict. I’m pretty sure I would cry coming out of a battle rage and looking at the people I’d slaughtered.”

from Violence, a 2012 chapbook on Guillotine press

October 3rd, 2012

catladysoul: makeup themes for misandry moments: a draft  wear messy red eyeshadow all of the time…

catladysoul:

makeup themes for misandry moments: a draft 

wear messy red eyeshadow all of the time with unwaterproof mascara, let yourself cry, call it art

let your eyeshadow crease and blur together, call it personality

dark red wine plummy lipstick, let it smudge, smudge it yourself, pretend it’s the blood of men who have wronged you

gold eyeliner for those moments you want to pretend you cry money you don’t have because you are broke as fuck

everything is acceptable if you think of it as performance

October 3rd, 2012

scumblebee: marked my territory in the house by sobbing mascara stains into every pillow, blanket,…

scumblebee:

marked my territory in the house by sobbing mascara stains into every pillow, blanket, and upholstered furniture

i cry on things like dogs pee on things

Not pro sorrow, but pro crying, pro territory. Aria is doing some important cryblogging. xo

July 4th, 2012

I woke up crying.

May 11th, 2012

Ghost Girl by Kevin Francis Gray  relevant





Ghost Girl by Kevin Francis Gray 

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