Oh u didn’t know I used to figure skate? Still a member of the USFSA and now a proud member of the LA Figure Skating Club. See u on the ice.
SAN FRANCISCO — “This picture is about having everything I want. I don’t have to struggle—but I want to struggle. I wish I could say I was interested in changing the human condition, but everything I see tells me nothing will work especially if it gets in the way of my happiness,” 1982.
(photo by Jim Goldberg)
This is basically what I do all day long.
The dudes over at Oscilloscope are releasing (my favorite music video director…sorry Michel Gondry/Spike Jonze/Melina…) Romain Gavras’s debut feature film: OUR DAY WILL COME. I’ve been looking forward to seeing this film for a long, long time.
My second favorite music video of his: STRESS by JUSTICE
My third favorite music video of his: THE AGE OF THE UNDERSTATEMENT by THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS
A few thoughts on the past couple of days since posting about my own experience with rape: I’m deeply upset (although I guess I shouldn’t be since it fits in with all the statistics out there) by just how many friends and acquaintances have told me that they too were raped by someone they knew. This is such a terribly complicated societal issue with no clear solutions…but I think what is important to remember here is that each and every “survivor” is MUCH more than just someone who was raped. Sure, it plays a part in all of our lives, but it is just that…a part. And for me, at this time, what happened (as terrible as it was and for how much it has shaped my current life) is just that…in the past. There are so many labels that I give to myself (filmmaker, photographer, music lover, corgi owner…) before I would even use the words “rape survivor”… just some food for thought. So, and perhaps I speak just for myself, by posting about Daisy Coleman and my rape I am not seeking sympathy…just trying to get the word out there that this is something that happens to people of all races, genders and age…its also something that happens across socio-economic divides and regardless of education level.
For more reading regarding all of this please see Amanda Hess’s and Emily Bazalon’s columns on slate’s xx factor blog.
Sometimes I take photos. You can find a few of them here
I’m going to need a pet seal STAT.
Twin Shadow’s cover of Bruce Springsteen’s I’m On Fire is great.
Barbara Mason’s You Never Loved Me (At All)
If I didn’t eat so much ice cream I would totally buy this crop top. ;(