For My Sisters
I miss the simple wonder of watching things rot in the backyard. I miss the girls, that are now women, that used to lay awake with me at night- whispering about dreams, and fears, and boys. I miss giggle attacks during second period because someone uttered the code word that was guaranteed to make me pee my pants just a little bit. I miss the girls, that are now women, that know the whole...
“I crash into things in the dark, even when the lights are on. And I am wrong more often then I am writing, and even then I am often wrong.” - Andrea Gibson
This song is reserved for a large cup of coffee,...
Song of my current moment.
In response to someone’s discomfort with Jewish prayers being reformed to eliminate male god language, Judith Plaskow said this We’re not the generation that gets to feel comfortable. We’re the generation that gets to create a tradition so the next generation grows up in it, and for them it will be the authentic tradition, and they will feel comfortable. We are not the...
Black male sexism has undermined struggles to eradicate racism just as white...– bell hooks (Gloria Watkins)
On "Hot Chicks Occupy Wall Street"
This is a direct snip it- “Hot Chicks” Speak, Pt.1 We’ve heard from a few of the amazing women on this site. Here is “the Egyptian face painter” from the video: Sincerely, Dania On that note, thank you again. Hi Steve, I am third person on this video, the egyptian face painter. Just wanted to thank you for capturing the feminine side of the story and let you know that i do not...
I had a dream last night I was a professional dragon racer. My dragon and I had a special connection, beautiful and young she was also a shape shifter. I believe there was an underwater sequence. In my more waking hours I dreamed that I went to therapy to analyze what my dragon dream meant. My therapist handed me an eye phone and had me create my own frog avatar. Then I was sent to group therapy...
It needs to be noted. Today I am wearing both pants and a sweater. To my past self laying naked in the mid august New Orleans heat- everything ends eventually.
Wiped the morning sand out of my eyes to this...
An Open Letter to All Cat Callers
I recently had a conversation with a young male activist about cat calling and verbal harassment. He seemed to think that deep down women enjoyed this sort of attention… Dear Cat Callers, The idea that yelling at a women from across the street about “how fine she looks” is a compliment was a concept definitely created by a man. There is a myth that women need constant...
On Being a Women in the Occupy Movement
Being a female identified intellectual means gearing up for combat on the daily. The Occupy Movement is not an exception to this. Bell Hooks, Staceyann Chin, Assata Shakur, and Angela Davis, I remember these warriors and elders, trying to let them inform, inspire me. After a particularly jarring General Assembly in which female voices were continually silenced, including my own, I called a...
I have many times attempted to write my feelings about Occupy NOLA and the current Occupation movement, but my nimble fingers have been failing me. I do not currently have the emotional energy to re-cap the last week of my life, but I will say a few points about the language of this movement. As the words “Occupy everything, occupy everything” bounce around in my head I cannot help...
Field notes. Coffee. Field Notes. Plan Critical Resistance fundraiser. Apple. Yoga. Occupy New Orleans General Assembly. My current purpose- Eat, sleep, organize. I could not have it better. What up life path.