it’s cold it’s cold; my ears are warm with thoughts
It is precisely the troublesomeness of ‘girl’ that has attracted us. ‘Girl’ signifies the contested status of young women, no longer children, and their unstable and sometimes subversive relationship to social norms relating to heterosexuality, marriage, and motherhood. An easily identifiable figure of feminine adolescence emerged during the Victorian period [and] by the 1880s the term ‘girl’ came into popular usage in England, where it referred to working-class and middle-class unmarried women who occupied an ephemeral free space between childhood and adulthood.The Modern Girl Around the World: Consumption, Modernity, and Globalization, p. 9 (via redheadbouquet)
let’s go, you tried
ink on paper
Of course, this is one of the profound ways in which oppression works—to mire us in body hatred. Homophobia is all about defining queer bodies as wrong, perverse, immoral. Transphobia, about defining trans bodies as unnatural, monstrous, or the product of delusion. Ableism, about defining disabled bodies as broken and tragic. Class warfare, about defining the bodies of workers as expendable. Racism, about defining the bodies of people of color as primitive, exotic, or worthless. Sexism, about defining female bodies as pliable objects. These messages sink beneath our skin.
Eli Clare, “Stolen Bodies, Reclaimed Bodies” (via genderqueer)
Trauma is always embodied. Oppression is traumatic. Therefore oppression is embodied.
Pablo Neruda, from “Here I Love You,” in Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair (Penguin, 1993)
Sometimes I get up early and even my soul is wet.
Far away the sea sounds and resounds.
This is a port.
Here I love you.
Here I love you and the horizon hides you in vain.
last night i watched the short documentary fish out of water. liked the whimsical animations, and the score by kaki king, and for some reason within the first five minutes i was crying
the documentary was okay. i think marriage rights are okay to work toward but also you know, helping queer homeless youth who are in very much danger, and i think it also hit really really close to home with all i’ve been thru with the christian religion
just a few days ago there was a hate crime that happened on my old college campus and all i could think is “why am i not surprised”
we’ve made a lot of progress but damn it’s a long way to go still
don’t forget ur lovely btq+ friends when u make lgbtq documentaries pls