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Bird. 24. Femme. Student. Theorist. Archivist. Professional Napper.
If you have endured a great despair,
then, you did it alone;
getting a transfusion from the fire,
picking the scabs off your heart,
then wringing it out like a sock.
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I am wearing my new t-shirt dress and maryjanes with flowered socks and I look like I am headed to kindergarten or am imitating Ms Frizzle
Feminist Hurt/Feminism Hurts | feministkilljoys
today’s required reading—sara ahmed on feminist hurt and the trigger warning conversation
"The insistence on one’s right to use certain kinds of materials can become a scathing indifference to how these materials affect others. Neither of these students was asking for the removal of these materials from the classroom. But perhaps their expression of hurt is already heard as censoring. And that’s what is at stake here: how hurt is heard as wrong (you are wrong to be hurt) and as an imposition. An imposition here is what is treated as alien (out of place) and, in the academic context, it is something that would get in the way of our freedom, of our freedom to show what we do, to do what we show. No wonder those who ask us to change how we introduce certain materials (as potentially causing harm) have become killjoys: those who get in the way. Hurt itself becomes framed as censoring: as requiring the removal of some offending thing (iiii). But actually the killjoy here is asking for more not less: asking for us to complicate the materials; to situate the materials; to consider how materials can create ripples in how they move us. Of course we cannot always anticipate how things affect somebody, but that does not mean we cannot learn about how things are affective by how others are affected. I might be thrown by how you are thrown."
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We stopped in a cafe/grocery yesterday for coffee and Shannon gestured at a person who had appeared and I looked and my heart dropped because they looks like G*be a bit and being in MA is anxiety provoking and I was just so agitated sitting there trying to tell myself it wasn’t them.
I got $11 Doc Martens Mary Janes at a Goodwill yesterday and I am so pleased.
Pretty sure I am one of a very few people who takes naps at 7:30 in the morning. Because in order for it to be a nap, you have to have been up and about and awake, which I was…