1. "yet even when men have been lifelong readers, poring over books at night in bed when life offered no other suitable periods, they rarely, i suspect, have unmet friends. perhaps they move so constantly in groups that they are seldom lonely and in need of such companionship. perhaps no man, reading the life of a contemporary as i have read maxine kumin’s life, would transform that literary exercise into friendship. women, i believe, search for fellow beings who have faced similar struggles, conveyed them in ways a reader can transform into her own life, confirmed desires the reader had hardly acknowledged—desires that now seem possible. women catch courage from the women whose lives and writings they read, and women call the bearer of that courage friend."
    — 

    carolyn heilbrun, “unmet friends” 

    R.I.P maxine kumin 

     

  2. "the silhouette lends itself to, you know, avoidance of the subject. you know, not being able to look at it directly."
    — kara walker, from art21 interview, 2007  
    Tagged #feminist art
     

  3. "wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time."
    — kara walkerfrom art21 interview, 2007

    (Source: oral-malkin, via phoebecollingsjames)

     
  4. tandess:

    HQ “All too well” live in Perth 12/11/13

    this is fucking important, and not just because of that dress, although, that dress.

    "maybe they’ll see it, maybe they won’t." i want that dress. 

    (Source: swiftnetwork)

     
     

  5. "i love you and i don’t care what they say about you."
    — does my boyfriend know that he sounds like my favorite natalia kills song
     
  6. elanormcinerney:

    Sharon Mesmer | “Conceptual” Writing Statement | I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women

    Tagged #feminist art
     
  7. elanormcinerney:

    Caroline Bergvall | The Conceptual Twist: Foreword | I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women

    “parasitical endlessness of associative stimuli”
     
  8. elanormcinerney:

    Jen Hofer | Terms and Limits | I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women

     
  9. elanormcinerney:

    Caroline Bergvall | The Conceptual Twist: Foreword | I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women

     
  10. elanormcinerney:

    Caroline Bergvall | The Conceptual Twist: Foreword | I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women