My body remembers slapping him a lot, when he was out of line, when he was good...– From “Maps,” a very new piece which I am debuting tonight at PPO. Honestly I am FREAKIN’ OUT, guys — serious pre-show jitters. I’ve been working on “Maps” for months but it still doesn’t feel quite done, y’know? But that could just as easily be...
Rest In Peace, Blair
I’m up late writing, working on my piece for Perverts Put Out tomorrow night. It’s the kind of night where The Word takes me storm and then I look at my clock and realize it’s 3am, you know? But somewhere in there I stopped to check facebook for a minute… and I saw that Blair passed away on July 23rd. I am so very sad to hear this. Blair and I didn’t know each other...
Lust for Life: Perverts Put Out! →
A retrospective of some of my favorite Perverts Put Out! moments over the years. Also, a shameless plug for Saturday’s show! :)
Making gnocchi from scratch with my 98 y/o grandma is officially The Coolest, Hardcorest, Bad-Assest Thing I Have Ever Done.
I cannot get a sphynx kitten, I cannot get a sphynx kitten, I CANNOT GET A SPHYNX KITTEN. It was actually the meow that did me in, more than the wrinkles & big eyes & big feet. Although all of those are also adorable. Buhhhhh!
Lust for Life: "Runs in the Family" →
Discussed: My beloved 98 y/o Calabrese Nana, Lust for Life, WWF wrestling, polenta, NOLOSE, former swingers hotels, fatphobia, fruit trees, Iggy Pop, Catholicism, pom-pom hats, working-class Paisan survival skills, femme tricks, hard news, queer conference booty, comfort sex. (I know you can’t actually see this since you don’t have the internet, and I know you would probably...
transartorialism: seemingly out of nowhere, all... →
I have the biggest blog crush on transartorialism. Just sayin’. transartorialism: primarily this is really fucking racist. when progressive people talk about overpopulation and the need for population control i immediately think of eugenics and the way that conservative [white] people talk about immigrants and their children [eta: also by overpopulation most people mean…
apparently, i am my grandmother's granddaughter?
I am CLEAN(ING) ALL THE THINGS! and I just had a moment of debating whether or not to save or recycle a bunch of old sour cream & margarine tubs my grandmother gave me. She does this a lot. The last time I visited her, she sent me home with gnocchi and chicken and salad in these containers. I proceeded to have a delicious evening picnic with a friend. CONS: - they are not see-thru so they are...
Sex Workers' Writing Workshop TOMORROW 7/16 +...
Hey folks! Here is info about two awesome events I am doing this month: Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop (tomorrow, 7/16!) and Perverts Put Out! (Sat, 7/30)! Also, check out my new sex column in the SF Bay Guardian, “Lust for Life”: http://www.sfbg.com/category/author/gina-de-vries xxx, Gina Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop This month: July 16th, 10:30am-12:30pm Center for Sex &...
My very talented comic/visual artist friend Angus... →
mappingindiana: WELL Now that I have your attention: $10 Facebook picture commissions are open. Example here. Askbox me for details.
I am not a woman trapped in a man’s body. This body is no man’s; it is mine, it...– little light, the seam of skin and scales (Taking Steps) Hey, Bella! It’s you! And I adore you! :) I kinda love it when my close friends get reblogged on tumblr. I especially love it when I see their work pop up not 5 minutes after we’ve been talking to each other directly. Does the...
Laurie Anderson's "Songs and Stories from Moby...
Does anyone know where I might find video footage (online or elsewhere) of Laurie Anderson’s “Songs and Stories from Moby Dick” show? I had the extreme pleasure of seeing it live in 1999. And I have some totally bootlegged recordings of the music that I got off, like, napster (I think?) ages ago. The visuals were a huge part of the show, though. It’d be neat if there was...
Sex Workers' Writing Workshop is NOT today, it is...
Hey folks! For this month only, Sex Workers’ Writing Workshop is next week, Saturday July 16th from 10:30am-12:30pm. Still at Center for Sex & Culture at 1349 Mission Street, still sliding scale, and still open to all current & former sex workers. I’ll be making a bigger announcement about some exciting stuff soon — just wanted to make a quick note of that in case folks...
I am totally over talking about “trans activism” and “trans rights” and “trans...– From “Fuck The Following Things” by Imogen Binnie. I couldn’t resist quoting at least some of it here, but you should really read the whole damn thing. Right now. Okay? Okay. Thank you.
"Fuck The Following Things" by Imogen Binnie →
Read it, now. I love this whole article, but the Guided Visualization at the end really hits it home. IMOGENIUS. :)
i've been so bizzay i almost forgot: NOLOSE!
Wow, I’ve been so bizzay I almost forgot: I’ll be at NOLOSE in Oakland this weekend. I’ll be leading a caucus/discussion for fat sex workers while I am there, but that’ll be very low-key, just a place for those of us in the industry to hang out & talk shop. Anyway, will you be at the conference? If so, come say hi, plz. Now to pack! :)
de Vries is Italian for.... Italian /...
Rose: Because on the SAT they put together words that aren’t actually synonyms… Me: RIGHT?! I was always like “Aaugh! You’re asking me to compare apples [gesturing with one hand] and oranges [gesturing with the other hand], these words have so little to do with each other [gesturing with both hands]!” Rose: Wow. That was very Italian of you, right now. Me: Um…...