Saturday, March 8, 2014
i woke up feeling as sick as i did yesterday, with even less energy, so i called in sick from work again. the first time i’ve had something like this the whole season, i think. but it’s not bad, in fact it’s one of those days when my body feels preoccupied with a new, manageable set of problems in such a way that everything else is pushed to the side. which is totally fine by me and i’m going to make the most of it. this is the plan: more sleeping, watch the new hannibal, catch up on democracy now, read anne carson, listen to more of the music files a friend sent me the other day, call another friend. not necessarily all in that order. anyway those are all things i’m grateful for. good sick day.
Friday, March 7, 2014
"Today, on this International Women’s Day, I celebrate and bow to the women writers who dared to be seen, who dared to be heard, who dared to define their lives for themselves. Without you, I would not and could not exist as a young woman of color writer, adding my voice to the collective chorus singing the experience of marginalized womanhood. I am deeply humbled to be a part of this legacy.” —from my new essay celebrating Womens History Month through the words and works of women of color writers
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
“sever your ignorant self doubt with the sword of self knowledge”
sever your ignorant self doubt with the sword of self knowledge
why does Lana look so sad?
Feelings have become like fabric
you can stylize them to suit how you see yourself inside
but I don’t have self knowledge
a poem of mine is on finery, thanks to Gina Abelkop!
Amazingly, the fundraiser for the Marissa Alexander Legal Defense Fund raised $15,000 in the past three days, bringing us so very close to reaching our goal of $30K by March 9th! It’s a testament to how deeply people understand that it’s crucial for Marissa Alexander to win this case. The stakes are very high. It is about her life, first and foremost, but it’s bigger than that too.
In case you missed the news, Marissa is now facing 60 years in prison if she is found guilty in her new July 28th trial. 60 years for firing a single warning shot that caused no injuries during a violent, life-threatening attack from her abusive husband. Imagine if Marissa Alexander goes to prison until she’s 93 years old for defending her life. What will that say about the value of black women’s lives? What message will that send to any woman who is in an abusive relationship today?
Marissa Alexander has to win this trial — for her and for all of us. Please donate if you can and share widely. The deadline is this Sunday, March 9th, right after International Women’s Day. And thank you to everyone who has already given so much. We’re almost there…
Monday, March 3, 2014
alittleheadache said: Hecka Cute / also I actually deciphered one book spine from your shelf, I think? the Bayard Rustin?
oh thank you tom! and: yes! i’m impressed. it was even backwards!
that book is so important and it’s been too long since i read any of it
you may also have noticed the box of 100 splenda packets directly above it, which i used to mix with corticosteroids and swallow to coat my esophagus. no bookshelf is complete without it
Sunday, March 2, 2014
actually a tori amos scarf, purchased years ago from the tori amos website
Friday, February 28, 2014
i’ve missed the feeling of hangovers a little / sad polar bear