Today I worked out for an hour, sat on the gym floor reading poems, got on Facebook, got mad, made this. High-res

Today I worked out for an hour, sat on the gym floor reading poems, got on Facebook, got mad, made this.

Excerpt from the interview I did with Autostraddle. I’m just really glad I got to get GEBO in there. Hoping it catches on :) I learned so many words tonight! We need all the words we can get. High-res

Excerpt from the interview I did with Autostraddle. I’m just really glad I got to get GEBO in there. Hoping it catches on :) I learned so many words tonight! We need all the words we can get.

People sometimes say that we will know feminism has done its job when half the CEOs are women. That’s not feminism; to quote Catharine MacKinnon, it’s liberalism applied to women. Feminism will have won not when a few women get an equal piece of the oppression pie, served up in our sister’s sweat, but when all dominating hierarchies - including economic ones - are dismantled.

Lierre Keith  (via iamelliebusch)

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The Correspondent By Mariya Deykute

Dear Martian,

Here is how the Earth is round.
Here are people mining dinosaurs for stories.

I had a sister once. She died. The whole town
wore mourning for three weeks.

Now about the whales. They are inconceivable. We see
their jets off Cape Cod. Harpoons? Blubber? No.

We made mistakes. Look in the history books.
Here are Mongols, Nazis, Eugenics, the whole ghost caboose.

See us run, and run, and stumble, and stop.
We have stopped now.

We have yoga, we breathe in and out, we hold for seven seconds,
we shantih, shantih, shantih. Every child makes friends with a pine.

Every landlord is a forest ranger, they plant maples, rear wolf cubs.
Apartment buildings nest in dense oak, yule, hemlock.

If a person throws a Bud can on the ground, he must wear a scarlet “L”
on his Facebook page. Rats are not poisoned but trained.

Look at the cities we made of sustainable kelp. Use your telepathy.
We are conscious, so conscious. Touch our beautiful thoughts.

Someone told me once, if you convince just one person, the whole world changes.
When I was little, I turned into a seagull. My first words were in a bird language.

I flew from my bed.

SHOWS FOR THE REST OF MARCH!

March 21-     Augustana College, Rock Island, IL, 
                     Center for Student Life, 8pm 

March 25-     Beloit College, Beloit, WI, 
                      Java Joint/Pearsons Hall, 9pm 

March 26-     University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, WI 
                     The Christie Theatre, 8pm  

March 27-     Northern Michigan University, Marquette, MI 
                     Jamrich Hall, Rm 103, 8pm 

March 28-     Ripon College, Ripon, WI 
                     The Pub, 7pm 

March 29-     University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
                     The Encore, 8pm

March 30-      Uptown Poetry Slam, Green Mill Lounge, Chicago, IL, 7pm 

March 31-     Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
                     Alumni Room, 5pm  

Saw you at SAU tonight and found you incredibly inspiring. Thank you so much for coming to our teeny little school. I know I'm definitely not the only one who thought you were fucking awesome.

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That was such an incredible show for me, for so many reasons. Thank you for being there. I love this place.

I stitched this thing while I was listening to panels at #awp2014  I like this new hobby. Sending it to @durjayadoesntego and @sharaflea in gratitude for letting me stay with them in Seattle and for being so damn inspiring. High-res

I stitched this thing while I was listening to panels at #awp2014 I like this new hobby. Sending it to @durjayadoesntego and @sharaflea in gratitude for letting me stay with them in Seattle and for being so damn inspiring.

This is my best friend, Jerre B. Fine. In this video he doesn’t talk about how he joined the military to get to be gay or how he served our country during the war or how he changed our lives in so many gorgeous ways but he gives a damn fine glimpse of his story. His radiant courage. His ceaseless desire for an authentic life, the risks he’s taken to become his truest self. I just cried in the Super 8 in Fargo.