S P E C T R A L P R O J E C T I O N

michigan expat with kentucky roots. i write a perzine called ghost lungs & i live on the east coast with a gray cat named simone de beauvoir.
Healing is about opening our hearts, not closing them. It is about softening the places in us that wont let love in. Healing is a process. It is about rocking back and forth between the abuse of the past and the fullness of the present and being in the present more and more of the time. It is rocking that creates the healing, not staying in one place or another. The purpose of healing is not to be forever happy. That is impossible. The purpose of healing is to be awake, and to live while you are alive instead of dying while you are alive. Healing is about being broken and whole at the same time.

—Geneen Roth, When Food is Food & Love is Love (via bone-map)

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alexwrekk:

zine-reviews:

tendrillz:

sooooo joe biel is gonna be at the sf zinefest. what should we do about it? message me if you have any ideas. they did an interview with him and are treating him like a guest of honor. can’t just go to the zinefest without doing something about it. help!

Here’s the contact form for anyone who wants to say something to the organizers about this.  I think in general it is really important, when you feel comfortable doing so, to give folks who organize events feedback about what does and doesn’t make you feel safe(r).

I’ pretty sure SFZF doesn’t have a Safer Space policy and I decided never to go back after 2009 when I requested not to sit anywhere near Microcosm and they put me in a spot where I was pretty much looking across the room directly at their table and had to walk RIGHT BY THEIR TABLE if I wanted to go to the bathroom. Great planning, thanks. Also, I was very very disappointed at how the organizers handled a separate situation regarding someone’s behavior. Plus, it seems more like a craft fair as there seemed to be way more plush things, prints, and jewelery than actual zines and the zine fest.

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therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:
 Capricorn: This week you can find strength in the weirdest places, you can find more strength than you knew your body could hold. Listen to the bands you used to love and let them remind you of all the ways your thoughts can move. Listen to the songs you’ve always loved and let them carry you through your days. The world around you you can get so tangled and wild, but you can learn what you need to do just by moving forward. You can learn what you really want if you just keep living.

i’m going to assume this means i should keep on listening to good old j. denver and the nitty gritty dirt band and the mix that lauren made me in high school with kenny chesney and dashboard confessional on it and not that madame clairvoyant wants me to dig out my embarrassingly large pile of ani difranco cds

therumpus:

The Rumblr’s in-house astrologer, Madame Clairevoyant, presents her latest dispatch from the stars:

Capricorn: This week you can find strength in the weirdest places, you can find more strength than you knew your body could hold. Listen to the bands you used to love and let them remind you of all the ways your thoughts can move. Listen to the songs you’ve always loved and let them carry you through your days. The world around you you can get so tangled and wild, but you can learn what you need to do just by moving forward. You can learn what you really want if you just keep living.

i’m going to assume this means i should keep on listening to good old j. denver and the nitty gritty dirt band and the mix that lauren made me in high school with kenny chesney and dashboard confessional on it and not that madame clairvoyant wants me to dig out my embarrassingly large pile of ani difranco cds

(via neelytherese)

ok update

i dropped that section and switched to a different part time lecturer who’s been teaching for a long time and whose research interests include postmodernism and social work (lol) and also trans issues, so hopefully that will be better??