This tumblr is usually a personal blog (or at least, as "personal" as I'm gonna get on the Public Internetz). Mostly, this is where I go to stay in touch with far-away friends, be silly, be emo, blow off steam, post pictures of my cats, and talk about which David Bowie song is the queerest.
Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the internet. Enjoy your stay.
Still Here. Guys, I cannot say enough good things about this show. I feel so touched & honored to be a part of it, and so inspired by the brave work people are doing.
Relatedly: I don’t think it is ANY coincidence that this show is almost entirely queer folks who grew up poor &/or working-class in San Francisco, majority children or grand-children of immigrants, and majority people of color. This is the San Francisco I grew up in, the San Francisco I love, the San Francisco that I miss more & more as the landscape of the city changes for the worst (and I hold on to my shoebox of a rent-controlled apartment for dear life). I have said this before, and I will say it again: I am really fucking allergic to the Queer Bay Area Transplants who are basically White Upper-Class Slumming Hipster Boizzz Sporting Trucker Caps (‘cause, you know, all my cousins & uncles are actual fucking truckers?). This is why I don’t go to 90% of queer events, and also why I don’t really go to queer dance parties (even though I love dancing) or queer bars. I am super-bitter about class stuff in what passes for Queer Community in SF (also, bitter about femmephobia & fatphobia — which certainly feel related, but are their own other topics). ANYWAY, point being: It is downright healing to be connecting with other folks who grew up here, who are still here, who share my complicated love for this place. I have needed this community of folks so much more than I ever realized.
Also relatedly: I love curating Girl Talk. To put it in pervert terms, I love being a Show Top. But there really is something to be said for Show Bottoming. Like, just, I show up, I do my part, and wow, I don’t have to worry about every little thing ‘cause I Am Not In Charge! It is a really nice break for me to just perform, as I am usually both producing and performing in things.
Sweet, hot, smart boys being bold with me.
Meow’s upcoming birthday shenanigans. (I have such a good present planned.)
Ivy being in town soon!!!
Friend-family (and esp. the friend-family who came out to Still Here last night).
Singing! Onstage! This is a thing! That I can apparently do!
Girl Talk is in 2 weeks & I actually don’t feel pre-show crazed. I just feel excited. :)
I could go on, but I need to go Get Pretty for tonight’s show.