Posts tagged ‘survival’

September 12th, 2012

heartbarf: That time Diamanda Galas totally goth freakshowed up…



heartbarf:

That time Diamanda Galas totally goth freakshowed up Jon Stewart in 1994.

When Darby came over during the Bad Time she gave me this CD and said it was good medicine for sick women. I’ve repeated this gesture many times since.

September 12th, 2012

pussy-strut replied to your photo: karaj: a week after my seizure, a week before the… so,…

pussy-strut replied to your photo: karaj: a week after my seizure, a week before the…

so, feminist permission slip, i guess

I am always available to sign them.

We probably need to talk about permissions slips vs enabling. Or I do, in my head.

September 1st, 2012

travelcoat replied to your post: When I got the grants, I was more excited that they were for…

travelcoat replied to your post: When I got the grants, I was more excited that they were for writers than I was about the fact I wasn’t going to be homeless.

Thank you for your writings on this. It’s been helpful for me cuz I was in the hospital earlier this year and I’ve been trying to understand how I had a relatively eased time of it while other people I know didn’t.

I’m sorry to hear about your illness—and I don’t think it’s ever easy for anyone! Let’s all keep talking xoxo.

August 31st, 2012

illness privilege

it’s a privilege to have an audience for your breakdown

it’s a privilege to have enablers for your breakdown

it’s a privilege to be able to game the system in order to get or avoid treatment when you want to

it’s a privilege to operate in a tradition of pretty, famous, suicidal white female writers

it’s a privilege that some dudes love to play savior for sick women

it’s a privilege to be able to get an artist’s grant when you’re sick and can’t work

it’s a privilege to have an id and be good at forms to get food stamps and other government aid

it’s a privilege to be white and have people look surprised when you use your SNAP card

it’s a privilege to have friends with extra money and time to help you

it’s a privilege to have access to recovery groups and pain management groups