one of the reasons i still use my phone as a phone

Fureigh just left me a phone message in which they sang “Edelweiss” to me, but replaced “Edelweiss, Edelweiss!” with “Giiiina-bean, Giiiina-bean!”

"Your astral body is, like, your body that can fly to the moon and fuck Barack Obama and have, like, 6 different kinds of genitalia…"

— Elana explains the phrase “astral body” to me.

Fluffy appreciation post

Jayvin just called me and serenaded me with a rendition of “Running Up That Hill.” Just, y’know, 'cause.

I am a little verklempt over here.

A very generous friend is buying me a dress from eshakti (because she is awesome). I am a little overwhelmed by choices! I have some favorites, but I am curious: Do any of these dresses scream “GINA!!!” at you?

My taste tends towards punky &/or retro-y &/or glam-y. I like animal prints and bright colors and weird interesting patterns. Also, sweetheart necklines and empire waists and other cuts that emphasize tits & legs.

why it is awesome to have friends who've known you for a decade

  • Elana: Wait, the summer you were 20, didn't you work at the Center for Sex & Culture sorting 9/11 exploitation porn?
  • Me: OHMYGOD, I totally forgot about that box of porn! You're right -- I was sorting porn donations and there was a terrible video called "Mister Beaver Goes To Afghanistan."
  • Later on:
  • Elana: Man, your laugh is totally different when you're getting laid.
  • Me: Wow, really?
  • Elana: Yeah, it's, like, heartier. The Jewish community extends a continued mazel tov to you.
  • EDITED TO ADD that the Center for Sex & Culture does not, er, endorse the Mister Beaver videos, and that when that particular video was passed around "the office" (which, back then, was Carol & Robert's apartment), everyone was making this face: o_0.

I think it can officially be declared a successful Pride when you can’t tell if you’re sore from 1) dancing too hard, 2) fucking too hard, 3) not enough sleep due to fucking & dancing, or 4) some combination thereof.

This whole month has redeemed my past year in about a million & one ways, for serious. I am happier than I have been in a very, very long time.

retrogirly:

1960s Van Raalte Ad

Oh hells yeah!Also, Boasting Time: I have two vintage nighties like this. One is nearly identical to the turquoise one pictured here, only it’s an orangey-pink. The other is nearly identical to the pink one pictured here, only it’s transparent and has three little decorative ribbons running down the front.I wish I had more occasion to wear these frocks, ‘cause they really are gorgeous. They’re like Valley of the Dolls meets Mrs. Robinson.My beloved friend R. — the same R. of the bathhouse stories I posted awhile back — gave them to me. He had a vintage drag pile at his birthday party, and he insisted I take the pink princess nighties. I should probably write about that for my Thesis, now that I think about it…

retrogirly:

1960s Van Raalte Ad


Oh hells yeah!

Also, Boasting Time: I have two vintage nighties like this. One is nearly identical to the turquoise one pictured here, only it’s an orangey-pink. The other is nearly identical to the pink one pictured here, only it’s transparent and has three little decorative ribbons running down the front.

I wish I had more occasion to wear these frocks, ‘cause they really are gorgeous. They’re like Valley of the Dolls meets Mrs. Robinson.

My beloved friend R. — the same R. of the bathhouse stories I posted awhile back — gave them to me. He had a vintage drag pile at his birthday party, and he insisted I take the pink princess nighties. I should probably write about that for my Thesis, now that I think about it…

(via femme-swag)

Doing Your Dirty Work: A call for art at CSC - May 15 deadline

Submit submit submit to this, visual artist friends! Last year’s show was stellar!

sexandculture
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Doing Your Dirty Work: a sampler of contemporary art about sex
Open to Artists in the United States

 “Doing Your Dirty Work” is the second annual group exhibition at the Center for Sex and Culture in San Francisco, California. We invite all artists that are at least 18 years old to submit recent artwork that deals with themes of sexuality, sexual identity and gender identity.  Please do not censor yourself. Nothing is too dirty! Nothing is too perverse!

The Center for Sex and Culture Gallery aims to provide space for artwork of significant merit that addresses sexuality and sexual identity, especially outsider or minority sexual identity. Too often mainstream art spaces self-censor or are afraid of sexual content. Too often the standard of artistic merit in sexuality community spaces is disappointingly low. Erotic art exhibitions are too often heavily hetero, cis, or white centric. CSC Gallery makes bridging these divides and providing a solution to these shortcomings its mission.

Jurors: Dorian Katz, CSC Curator and Marlene Hoeber, CSC Director of Collections

Submissions are due at midnight Friday, May 15th, 2013.  The show will be from Friday July 5th through Friday, August 30th.

To enter your work, send the following to sexandculturegallery@gmail.com:

  • 5 images, jpegs less than 2mb each
  • List of images with size, media and title (in the body of your email)
  • Artist CV (attachment)
  • Statement of up to 300 words about your work. Send one statement only and not one for each of the 5 images (in the body of your email)
  • On the main page of http://www.sexandculture.org/ click on the green donations button on the right side of our main page to pay $15 entry fee through the option Doing Your Dirty Work. (Note that you have paid entry fee in body of your email.)

·       The gallery space also serves other uses so floor space is not available. We do not have equipment to present video work, but will accept wall-mounted video work with provided equipment. Wall-mounted sculpture is also acceptable.

·       In subject line of email, write “Art Submission – 2013


Deadline: 05-15-2013
Center for Sex and Culture
San Francisco, CA

Contact: Dorian Katz
email: sexandculturegallery@gmail.com
Website: http://centersexculture.org

My dear friend Jos Truitt is so talented it almost hurts. I am unbelievably proud of her for putting on this show. Come out to the Center for Sex & Culture on Friday night to see her take on The Little Mermaid as a trans fairytale. I’ve had the extreme pleasure of getting up close & personal with this work already (and even seeing some of it in progress! Being friends with a printmaker is COOL, y’all!). It is gorgeous, eerie, brave, intense, sexy, funny, and very, very smart. Not unlike the artist. ;)