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Can anyone recommend a good word processor or productivity program for Macs? I’m tossing all my thoughts about fat and “undesirable” bodies in experimental lit in a blender and… hopefully making something.

I’d like to track notes & chapters, but at a lower price point (preferably free/open source) than some of the options out there — looking at u, Scrivener & Ulysses

Thanks, y’all

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we see in the other what he or she does not have, [and accept that subjectivity is defined by a lack]. Such is the very condition of love.
Mrs. Anerton […] cannot deal with the fact that she is lacking, […] she could not accept love’s phantasmatic nature, […] Mrs. Anerton […] gives up on […] love.
The position of the hysterical subject is that he or she always guesses what is behind the curtain, that is why such a subject usually ends up […] giving up on love.

—  Renata Salecl (via alterities)

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mirror images →


Dana and I are doing a tumblr for mirror image film stills! We are outstanding, don’t forget.

babes compiling amazing film stills! so into this.

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Reading Women (2012 - 2013), Carrie Schneider

  1. Rena reading Zadie Smith, Megha reading Edith Wharton.
  2. Flávia reading Clarice Lispector, Bianca reading Sylvia Plath.
  3. Evan reading Anne Lamott, Aura reading Maarit Verronen.
  4. Sara reading Miranda July, Sheree reading Angela Carter.
  5. Hsiao-Jou reading Fang-Yi Sheu, Heather reading Chris Kraus.
  6. Cauleen reading Gwendolyn Brooks, Molly reading Roseanne Barr.
  7. Sarah reading Zora Neale Hurston, Vicky reading Gloria Fuertes.
  8. Alyssa reading Patti Smith, Yala reading Susan Sontag.
  9. Whitney reading Terry Tempest Williams, Naomi reading Adrian Piper.
  10. Kelly reading Gabrielle Hamilton, Amy reading Michelle Cliff.

I love this so much.

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She wanted to die, but she also wanted to live in Paris.

— Gustave Flaubert, Madame Bovary (via larmoyante)

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It’s like being in love: giving somebody the power to hurt you and trusting (or hoping) they won’t.
Marina Abramović, Rest Energy

It’s like being in love: giving somebody the power to hurt you and trusting (or hoping) they won’t.

Marina Abramović, Rest Energy

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The Slits, circa 1977.
Photo by Cora Sgoros.

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Help fund Happy Birthday, Marsha!

Happy Birthday, Marsha! tells the story of legendary best friends, Marsha “Pay it No Mind” Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, and the bold everyday decisions they made that helped spark the 1969 Stonewall riots. 

When Marsha and Sylvia, self-proclaimed “street queens” – homeless, Black & Latina trans women – ignite the Stonewall Rebellion, they change LGBT politics forever. It’s a hot summer day in June, 1969. Marsha throws a party, but no one shows up. Meanwhile, Sylvia gets stoned and forgets the party after unsuccessfully introducing her lover to her family. Throughout the difficult day, the friends struggle with harassment and alienation before converging at the Stonewall Inn to finally celebrate Marsha’s birth. Unbeknownst to them, the NYPD has plans to raid the bar that night. Happy Birthday, Marsha! is the story of two brave best friends and the everyday decisions they made that changed the course of history.

Why are we making Happy Birthday, Marsha?

We truly believe how we tell the stories of our heroes matters, so we are drawing upon our community to make this film because we have an opportunity to make a movie written, directed and produced by people living Sylvia & Marsha’s legacy through our own work. It’s been 45 years since the Stonewall rebellion yet the leading role that street queens, trans women of color and gender non-conforming people had during the riots hasn’t received the recognition it deserves. By making Happy Birthday, Marsha! we are seeking to change that, but we need your help to make it happen.

Let’s make this happen folks!