aliza’s quotes i emailed myself last night.
Sara Ahmed,The Cultural Politics of Emotion (via negationparty)
Judith Herman in Trauma and Recovery (via psychologicalsnippets)
since i like my trauma aestheticized i usually read literary trauma theory, not clinical trauma theory. this, however. when i told couples therapist #2 that it was impossible to live talking about kids one minute and how we were going to break up the next her eyes lit up and she said “that’s real. that’s relationship trauma.” of course, this was the same therapist who asked me to compare my boyfriend to my exes, while he was sitting next to me. i refused, obviously. what kind of an asshole do you think i am? seriously.
tracey emin, only god knows i’m good, 2009
“we all know you’re very, very good” said the woman who introduced tracey that magical time.
i think una chung said something tonight, in her interpretation of foucault, about how sometimes you have to give up the ethical position, or even the commitment to the ethical position, in order to find the ethical position.
if you told me at any time in my life that i would be using the words “safe place for my feelings” or “sharing”…. but the thing about being able to tell someone something gently and have them pick up on it and act on it is real, no matter how new age-y the language is. fuck him for refusing to get things because he didn’t want to get them, he just wanted his way. that’s just mean and i would never do that to someone i purported to be in love with or even to care about at all.
amelia jones, body art: performing the subject
jenny holzer, from the living series, 1980-1982
roxanne dunbar-ortiz, “what is to be done?,” originally printed in no more fun and games #1 (via negationparty)