Amber Alert (Poem) →
edibledreams: luvlurve: These are two girls of the Urban Word NYC 2010 team; they won the international youth slam this year. I think that this poem is extremely relevant to young women of color, especially of the LGBT community. I’m an older woman, and this definitely touched me. (Submitted by Anonymous) <3 LOOK! It’s me and Jes. Our poem has gone viral!
On Concerning Unoriginality
I guess the easiest thing to do, especially in this community, is cosign. Someone likes a poem, we cosign. Someone enters a cool slam (we enter the slam, aka, cosign), someone writes a cool blog (we nod and cosign). I’m going to take a more personal approach with the task at hand, and before anything, hope that this promotes more conversation instead of miscommunication. We read this stuff – let’s...
(Lo)ve Rains.: Concerning Unoriginality →
So a certain poet named ‘Danielle Massey’ posted a poem that basically stole alot of other people’s work today: how do we feel ? we think its awful! terrible! she should be banished! oh my! I think it just got a little heated when homegirl got a little arrogant and DENIED the whole thing. But of…
Before I take a shower, I stand in front of the full length mirror and call myself beautiful 5 times. It’s like I’m willing it into existence. But it’s still not true. not yet.
What was your 1st impression of yourself? Think back as early as you can remember. What did you think of yourself when you were 3? Answer: I can’t remember myself when I was 3. But I can remember myself when I was 6. I thought I was afraid of the sounds of squirrels on my roof at night. I thought I was smaller than everything. Bigger than myself. I thought that The Lion King was the...
My friend Jennifer is helping me interview myself. This is supposed to make me understand myself better. She will ask me questions, I will answer them as honestly as I can. It starts now, I guess.
riese for autostraddle.com: What was it like being... →
how do i answer this. it smelled different. there was always a lot of white laundry to take care of. boys have lots of white things. dinners were bigger. the tv was bigger. the people we had over were bigger. louder. i never had to worry about the attic. i thought i wouldn’t have to worry…
Emotional vs Physical Affairs: which form of...
treesandair: I’ve been pondering this for the past hour. Both can get pretty messy in my opinion, and sadly, I’ve been the culprit of both…kind of. Some say physicality is worse than emotional, some switch it around, others don’t believe emotional cheating even exists..I don’t know, I’ve hit a fork in the road. I’m torn. The idea that someone you love is, in thought, forgetting the integrity...
When I’m stressed out or feeling indecisive or mediocre or just overall bad about myself (like now), I wind up pushing people away because I can’t talk about it. The silence makes me crass, and short, and intense. I have this fear that people just never want to listen to me, and that my problems or concerns are insignificant. I also have a phobia of dishonesty; I always think that...
do you ever feel that a lot of lesbians are...
autostraddle: everyone is self-absorbed and childish. where have you been. Ask Laneia anything
The Communist Father
Let us speak of fathers of mine Of the way he holds highway to sleeve when he trusts in running Of the way he drives Both hands to the steering wheel Pulse to leather All racetrack eulogy and crying man Of tough. Of soft and tough. Like daddy’s should be. I am his first born With a tongue like his mother’s And his laugh. Guttural battle yawning laugh Open hearted and stolen. We laugh...
you used to model, right? what was that like?
autostraddle: like the opposite of everything i’d ever done before in my life also i had to wear shoes that hurt my feet it felt like some of my parts all legs or hands my brain was bored alienating Ask Riese anything
"I'll pop a glock in your mouth and make a brain...
rocketplane: -Jessi Slaughter. everyone hates you! c: So some little girl, she’s about 11, has been posting really radically charged videos about herself and her friends. She has like naked pictures of herself, all that. Recently, about 15 hours ago, she posted a video where she’s crying and melting down. Her parents are yelling in the background - it’s all chaotic....
So just as a clean plug, I’ve created this “Rules on Staying Afloat” thing to remind myself of how deep the water is and of how well I swim in an innate effort to keep myself from drowning. So much is changing now, in my life. I’m starting college. Those closest to me understand why this is such a big deal and consequentially understand why it is so essential that I do well...
Rules on Staying Afloat :
2). You will only understand the water once you break from the pressure. I can only promise that you’ll heal again.
I’ve been up for 4 days Getting money both ways Dirty and clean, I could use a...– Drake (via ajayslive) They just out partyin’ I’m making the music they party too. So party on, party on, all night nigga.
Rules on Staying Afloat
1). Balance happens below skin level, when you can barely believe in it’s innate relevance.
i hate bitches.
tjayvegas: i hate that word but i have to use it some some people. its a mess. ihate bitches who lie cheat manipulative build you up to break you down think they’re players womanizers I have my middle finger up. Fuck you.
Kill a nigga for the figure - how you figure your cheddar would be better?...– Lil Kim, Queen Bitch
Untitled for A Reason...: Random thought... →
luvlurve: Sometimes a lot of mainstream white queer groups annoy me…they try to create this simple dichotomy of every who is queer is marginalized, and everyone who is straight is dominant and privileged….that needs to be complicated a bit more…There are so many white gay men who have unlimited access to…
There is something so scary about being in love and not knowing it until you aren’t anymore.
What are you most afraid of?
Change. And not being in control. Ask me anything
What To Do If You Are Flat Like A Ken Doll: What's... →
I posted a while ago that there’s been a lot on my mind lately, here’s a rundown of the situation. Then I’ll post what’s been happening since that. I work at camp for queer youth in New York City. It’s a generally awesome, badass place with great ground rules and a pretty good sense of how to… Ian. You are such a beautiful person. Thank you so much for this. You’re honesty is a...
Day 3: My Parents
My dad is a Grenadian socialist, who came to the US to study at The New School: Eugene Lang in Ny. For a few years, he was a Journalist for People’s Weekly World, then a head administrator at a record label (Def Jam) and now he’s a history teacher (working his way to becoming a principal). He is a soft spoken, gentle man who smiles more often than he frowns and wears his heart and...
brianomnidillon.com: draft 277 →
i spent the last two days drinking homemade sangria and playin with the puppy and friends and family and being in an out of a pool and in and out of sweating and in and out of air conditioning. eating hot italian food and ice pops and slushy drinks with my feet in a kiddie pool. its been like a… I appreciate you so much.
If one more person tries to give me the ‘natural hair is natural black power’ speech, I’m really going to black. My hair, most definitely, does not dictate the amount of awareness of enlightenment I’ve acquired over time. A woman with courser hair is not necessarily more aware of the disillusioned social construct that we all have been exposed to, regardless of attitude...