I just wanted to let everyone in the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered community know about a fabulous new project that I hope everyone will take part in.
A friend of mine, Autumn Rose, wants to start a book of poetry made up of poems done by the people in the G.L.B.T community...about gay issues, life issues, girlfriend/boyfriend issues... life in general about being gay.
Its kinda like a post secret kind of concept and will HOPEFULLY be in full production in about 6 months. She will hopefully sell it to further the insight to the gay community, and possibly even give it to a publisher for actual STORE purchase. (if anyone has any tips for gay-friendly publishing companies, she's also new at that..)
Of course full credit for the works will be given to the author, and if the author chooses, each poem written will of course be followed by the author's name or alias, age (if wished) and location/state/country of the author.
I think its a really great opportunity to get our views out there, and perhaps even just... find someone that can relate to any situation we're all going through.
Vulgarity/ swearing definitely at a minimum, but not completely banned. I myself have a poem that says "ass"...
Other than that- the world is your oyster!
Her e-mail for it is : GayPoetsSociety@yahoo.com.
TELL EVERYONE! Let's get this project rolling!! Thanks guys :-D
Happy Holidays everyone! Hope all of your celebrations are beautiful and you can find joy in this season.
I'm asking a question for my very good friend Luke memepr0gramme
- he's a young queer guy who's kinda stuck this holiday season. He's just left a very bad family situation in Texas where among other things he wasn't accepted for being queer - and he's now in the process of looking for work and trying to go back to school for linguistics or evolutionary psychology.
Unfortunately he's kind of between places to live in the SF Bay Area - and would love a place where he could stay for awhile in exchange for cooking/childcare/eldercare/computer tech support. He's quiet, unobtrusive, not an addict, reasonably clean, just needs a little help to get on his feet. His dream is to become a college professor, perhaps at Cal Berkeley.
If anyone knows of anything, please comment here and I'll put you in touch with him.
Beautiful song by Marcia Hopper in honor of the New Year, a gift for everyone here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jh2McSBjSVM&mode=related&search=
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Hi everyone, :)
This community seemed like a good place to post this...and I want to read and participate too...seems like a great community.
I'm trying to start an eating disorders discussion group that focuses on societal impact - not a support group, but a discussion / awareness group. I have no qualifications for that, emotionally or educationally.
This is a discussion group for people who want to talk about eating disorders and body image and society...to speak out, speak to one another, lessen the shame as a means to feeling better about ourselves and having our voices heard by one another, in the very least. Its cathartic and revolutionary. The longer we feel ashamed, the longer we will be silent, the less we will speak to one another, and the less we will make change.
I'm just very frustrated that in spite of the commonality of eating disorders, they are so rarely talked about. I'm fed up. I want to talk about it personal experiences, social experiences, women's body image and roles throughout history...I want to try to collectively understand that eating disorders are basically handed to us on silver platters by our surroundings as a favorable solution to our "inability to control ourselves," that we are all susceptible, that it has nothing to do with intelligence, that you don't necessarily have to be skinny to have an eating disorder.
I want to explore the continuum of eating disorders - bulimia and binge eating on one end and anorexia on the other, the bulimic / binge eater wishes she could be anorexic, the anorexic has succeeded and continues to succeed but is never good enough, while the bulimic feels trapped in her cycle and the binge eater feels hopeless and trapped as well. Bulimia/binge eating and anorexia are charactures of society. This is how society is set up: "out of control" people are supposed to envy "in control" people. What defines "in" and "out" of "control"? How and why are men, in light of women's political and economic advances, trying to make women smaller?
I want to hear other's opinions...share personal feelings about their own disorders.
I want to talk about how unconscious it is...how its not always "I wanna look like this actress, I wanna look like a model tee-hee" because that kind of thinking really belittles eating disordered individuals. Makes eating disorders out to be immature and stupid and shallow. I want to talk about how society's images are brainwashing, about Naomi Wolf and other eating disorder and feminist authors. I also have a few books on the biology of eating disorders and i'd be up to incorporating that aspects into the societal factor. I'm starting to really believe that the society is the pre-cursor for eating disorders in indviduals who are already vulnerable because of family and biology - but that society is primary. I want to hear other opinons, listen and talk and be empathic toward one another.
I want to discuss alternative, imaginary societies: what if obese people were considered the ideal? and people who were thin said to one another, despondent, "I'll never be that beautiful. I just want to be fat. That's all I want. Once I'm fat everything will be perfect." and people who were bigger than the "obesity standard" said, "I just can't stop gaining. I know I need to stop, but I'm not fat enough YET, once I weight XXX pounds I'll be fat enough, I swear."
that's the jist!
let me know if you're interested! thanks.
27 and a half
screen name is "original suicide girl" but I'm not from michigan
I'm sort of in love/hate relationship with Slim (Shady that is)
I met a kid named Andy Makinder a year ago.
It hurts me really bad because he is dead.
He was 18 and he told me he was doing cocaine.
I said "wow andy, I'm 26 I don't do that stuff anymore, I'm a Christian"
He said "I'm 18 I have all the time in the world"
I guess now because he died November 11th of a drug overdose, I was right and he was wrong.
Why doesn't anyone ever listen to me?
I'm real pretty!
I guess that is why.
Or maybe I'm pretty on the inside and ugly on the outside at times.
Oh well. I'm never really ugly to me and as long as my skin stays in check I like myself.
I hate this world it seems like hell to me.
I can never help out and noone ever listens.
Ai in Chicago got me expelled just because they wanted to forget about Andy.
I was a straight A student?
What the fuck!?
Oh well move on right?
Even though now I'm in debt with no job and pretty much too depressed to get one.
I'm getting another tat and running off to join the Barnum and Bailey circus or something.