2009 in review
1. What did you do in 2009 that you’d never done before? So much! Get into graduate school (three of ‘em!!! but I chose SF State), start writing a novel, move into a studio to live on my own for the first time ever, live in the South Mission, have a cat, perform at Yale, curate a fucking amazing show with Julia Serano, curate an another fucking amazing show for Int’l Day to End...
Ecstasies & Elegies, or, your Friday night plans....
Your Friday night plans: Me reading Fran Varian’s gorgeous prose. Nomy Lamm singing & playing her accordian, & sharing words from the Young Women’s Empowerment Project (“Girls do what they need to do to survive!”). Ryka Aoki De La Cruz telling stories & singing songs in a really hot leather outfit. Logan Knight channeling his Pentecostal preacher ancestors to...
Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop Tomorrow! Day to End...
It’s a Triple Threat Week, folks: 1) Bay Areans: Come celebrate a wonderful year of Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop with me tomorrow night from 6-8pm at Center for Sex & Culture. I’ll bring the prompt & some cookies, you bring your notebook/laptop & desire to write-write-write for an hour. Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop Wednesday, December 16th, 6pm-8pm Center for...
stick a fork in me
Done. With grad school. For the semester. And now I have six weeks of break. By the gods. I’m gonna go very thoroughly collapse now. :) And you should come to my show on 12/18 and say hi, esp. now that I’m free-er to socialize.
Rose (aka LittleLight of Taking Steps) is looking... →
Okay, I am admittedly biased, as Rose is one of my favorite people & dearest friends. But. You really do want this lady preaching at a metaphorical or literal pulpit near you. (And thank you for the name-drop, bella.)
"If you are one of these celebrity ladies, please... →
This made me laugh out loud. Oh, MC Frontalot. I kinda <3 you.
here I inhaled first plum blossoms and took the yellowjacket stings/ saying...– From the poem “central valley” from the book Chronic by D.A. Powell. This is the last book I’m reading for school this semester. I’m quite liking the interplay of the lyric & the lewd.
My semester ends tomorrow. I think I am going to take myself to a hot tub on Tuesday. I might just go to Essex in the name of cheapness & quietude. Essex is pretty & free, and all genders, but it is also completely silent. In case I want to go with friends who I’d wanna have conversations with: Where should I go? Where is fairly cheap & all genders, or fairly cheap &...
"The Queer Fat Femme Guide to Not Blaming it on... →
Read this, everyone. (And, oh, Bevin, I heart you. SO much!)
That’s the whole point of listening to an album -– getting lost in it,...– From “Taking Up Space,” a very new (& rough) piece.
4. Meeting other “gay” and “questioning” youth,...– Once again, some crazytown fundamentalists (this time it’s the “Free Republic”) quote from an essay I wrote when I was 15, about how having an LGBT youth group to go to when I was coming out in middle school was a good thing for me. I love that the worst thing they can say about...
Ecstasies & Elegies on December 18th -- spread the...
Hi folks— I am *extremely* proud to have curated “Ecstasies & Elegies” in honor of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. I’m not going to affect false modesty here: This is going to be an awesome show. The line-up is phenomenal, and you will be missing something really special if you don’t come. Come out and support these fabulous &...
more food porn
Braised kale, tofu, & garlic pizza, with cilantro pesto & a mix of sage & lavender-espresso cheddars. This is both homemade & leftovers. I <3 my freezer. (If you ever want me to cook hella fancy for you, just ask.)
I’m having the kind of week where I feel the need to tell the “BOUNTY!!!” story: In the Summer of 2004, I lived in a house with several people, one of whom was a twentysomething Sri Lankan straight dude from the Jersey Shore. He was a massage therapist and a dj/rapper. He was also genuinely sweet, cute, down to earth, told hilarious stories, and had similiar taste in hip-hop to...
Picked up from the Mission Branch today: - The first ten volumes of Sandman. - The first two volumes of Transmetropolitan. I was grinning pretty hard when I left. Library Xmas!
[…] “Use it, girl. Use every white-hot, gorgeous, dirty thing...– Excerpt from “The Whole World,” which is my first poem in 5 years. I drafted this a couple months ago using Eileen Tabios’ hay-na-ku form (google it, it’s cool!) as a jumping off point. It was an assignment for school. But I ended up really liking Tabios’ poetry &...
I think I'm constitutionally incapable of cooking...
Case in point: Today’s lunch (of leftovers!): Salad: Purple lettuce + persimmon + home-made fig dressing Sandwich: Sauteed root veggies (beets, sweet potatoes, & carrots) + goat cheese on ciabatta It helps to live in the land of Abundant Cheap Produce. Even when I can’t make it to the farmer’s market, there are 17 bodegas with good produce within a five block radius of my...
whirlwind, end of semester melancholia, & etc.
My semester ends in two weeks. My two writing workshop classes (one a novel workshop, the other a short stories workshop) both end next week. Dude, where’d my semester go? That was fast. Wasn’t I just going to orientation, like, last week? I’m feeling a twinge of melancholy about my workshops ending. Don’t get me wrong, I’m really looking forward to winter break. But...
plz fwd imp't msgs & drty txts to:...
Friends, my celly is dead. Plz fwd any Important Messages &/or Dirty Texts to firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll update when I gotta phone again. (And, if you want the story: My usually beloved foster cat knocked over a glass of water on my nightstand, which happened to have my phone on it. Tried to dry the phone, but it’s Just Not Working. I love that cat, but… :/)
Okay, I’m writing your name on the piece of paper and lighting your brown...– Sometimes I say sentences like that and then I’m all “This is My Life? Seriously? Seriously. This My Life.” I’m a lucky girl, folks. And with my friend’s House Candles burning brightly, I am off to prep for that shoot & class.