Delia picked me a bouquet of flowers from the backyard. It’s Calendula. It’s good for healing wounds, she said. You can eat it. Or you can dream with it. So I’m expecting dreams of orange and pink.
When I say abolish the police, I also mean the cop in my head and in my heart. — Tourmaline, artist, filmmaker, activist
We met in early March (online!). I don’t date online very much and I was not feeling very optimistic. It is a bunch of people with mostly the same face asking if you want to go to a show. But then someone asked me if I wanted to knit at the library. And I can’t […]
There is a 15-stool bar in the small town of Nebraska City called Dinty Moore’s. From my studio window I could almost see the sign that hung on a post over the door. Dinty Moore’s has quite a history: officially it has been in operation since 1906 but it’s very possible the place has been […]
I miss my old life. I miss my friends. I miss the regulars at Sunday night yoga–how we would all help the teacher close down the studio after the last class and linger chatting at the door. I miss my writing class in the LES studio apartment with a drafty window. I miss the bike […]
Grad school: Can you please send us a transcript from the public South American university where you studied abroad in 2009? Me: lol. No.
A few days a week I run to the top of the tallest hill by my house. (Oh have I mentioned?–I’m a runner now.) The road that goes up the hill is quiet. There are few houses and no shops. A long long time ago glaciers inched across New York State slowly pushing rocks aside […]
“All of [the transformative movements from the past] understood that the process of shifting cultural values–though somewhat ephemeral and difficult to quantify–was central to their work. And so they dreamed in public, showed humanity a better version of itself, modeled different values in their own behavior, and in the process liberated the political imagination and […]
Welcome to our brand new world! In a matter of weeks a country of over 300 million people of all shapes, sizes, colors, and belief systems has put itself on lockdown. (Mostly.) While a giant Cheeto tries to sell malaria drugs from his pulpit, local officials and individuals enforce the greatest national feat that I […]
Ten days ago I had about five different employers. Over the course of last week at varying speeds and under different circumstances I lost all forms of income. I watched managers lay off employees. I watched businesses close their doors. I watched some stay open, hoping for the best. I spent a few days in […]