Spill Writing

On Feminism (personal is political)


 

“i am a limitless series of natural disasters and all of these disasters have been unnaturally repressed.”

Kathy Acker, Pussy, King of the Pirates 

 

Let’s purge of that which is historically unconsidered, abjection and transgression have a complex history, how about intersectionality, I want a feminism that speaks across, not looks behind. How about poetics, the body as renewal. (Montserrat’s beautiful recall of history in the now, movement and memory and processes of unpacking, between gaze and agency, Raven’s ritual of rebirth, an engagement with iconography)

 

“Perhaps it’s the word radical that needs rethinking. But what could we angle ourselves toward instead, or in addition? Openness? Is that good enough, strong enough? You’re the only one who knows when you’re using things to protect yourself and keep your ego together and when you’re opening and letting things fall apart, letting the world come as it is—working with it rather than struggling against it. You’re the only one who knows. And the thing is, even you don’t always know.”

Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts 

 

 

– Diana