“If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.”
--Audre Lorde

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November 7, 2013

Submitted by alycia on Thu, 11/07/2013 - 18:16
  • Started reading this interview today, and the conversation about New York reminded me of intentionally turning my back on the older man who was sketching and obviously staring on the train the other morning. Trying to escape that kind of uninvited scrutiny today--the feeling that seems stale and outdated--of claiming everything in public spaces by the dominant. How inescapable and suffocating it feels sometimes, having everyone else's expectations and projections living around you. Today, or maybe most of the time, I want to refuse all of it.
  • Also a bit of Nguyen/Nikpour's Punk and I lived the dream and transcribed (other misc. reading) while simultaneously listening/watching.

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