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¿Disidencia?
– Streets:
We all travel from place to place and some of us like to travel these roads in all our finery and realness. Specifically, presenting “otherness” from this heteronormative culture we’re surrounded in. “Otherness” is when our queer realness on the inside is worn or shows on the outside. Some of us are chameleons and pass in the mainstream, some of us have QUEER tattoo’d on our faces (literally) so-to-speak. For those of us who don’t pass and for those of us choosing to present that otherness either in the form of drag, cross-dressing, holding the hand of your same-sex/tranny/genderqueer lover being hella butch or femme, skipping with unicorns and rainbows OR really just showing any sign of vibrant queer life…being on the streets alone can present us with a great opportunity to be VISIBLE and for CONFRONTATION.
 
– Visibility:
This is a crucial time in our political climate. I believe more now than ever it is time to find space and time and the courage to present your otherness, BE VISIBLE and QUEER UP THE MAINSTREAM. This could look like becoming your inner unicorn and doing performance art pieces on 11th and Burnside, this could look like marching in the gay pride event, this could mean holding the hand of your lover (whomever that is) this could be letting your hair down and relaxing into your beautiful self, letting go of shame and reclaiming the space around your body as beauty, strength and effortlessly natural.
(…)
When we’re all together in our queer ‘safe’ spaces like community centers and clubs or homes. It’s a place of power and we’re able to celebrate how we choose. Like WOLVES in PACKS. Our tribe (as diverse and many faceted as it is) does not all come from the same directions. We all share the common denominator of ‘otherness’ whether or not we present it. There can be tension between us based on our beliefs of what is ‘right’, our internalized homophobia and simple down to earth issues of aesthetics/class/race/gender et cetera. That’s all good, we’re all still human (most of us) Unicorns, Mermaids, Robots and other power animals excluded. Heck there are queer who will never come out to our party no matter how many times we invite them! Bless them and that direction!
(…)
 
– Violence:
Violence exists within our community as without.
Live the love. Celebrate to liberate, don’t deviate to self-destruct against each other.
There are also people who wish to do us harm. There are groups of people polluted by fear willing to attack us for presenting otherness. At some point for every queer person we’ve seen or experienced some shade of that ignorance and hate.
That’s when the CONFRONTATION arises.
That’s when we get to choose HOW WE ASSERT OUR QUEERNESS.
  • Do you choose to pick a fight? Fight back?
  • Do you choose to run away?
  • Do you choose to mouth off?
  • Do you choose to sexually harass an attacker?
  • Do you feel invincible when you’re drunk?
  • Do you feel invincible when you’re drunk with ten other queens?
  • Do you feel scared? Are you alone? Is it dark?
  • Do you trust the people around you?
  • Can you trust yourself?
  • Will you fight against the police?
  • Are you an instigator?
  • Are you willing to risk bodily harm to help someone else?
  • Did you come prepared? Do you have a group who you’re coming and leaving with?
  • Are you willing to walk others even strangers to their car (with a buddy)?
  • Do you know safer more populated streets to walk through?
  • Are you aware? Confident not OVER-confident?
  • Are you willing to let someone talk shit, and not take it personally?
  • Do you have intentions for safety?
  • Are you willing to be supportive? Willing to set down your filthy martini and be attentive to that drunk who is stumbling away into the dark, alone…
  • Do we choose to Assert Otherness by being NON-Violently present and strong?
  • Do we choose to Assert Otherness by fighting back? Fighting first? Or not fighting at all?
  • Do we choose to Assert Otherness by continuing to be PRESENT VISIBLE and PREPARED to HONOR each other and others whom might be other from us?
 
 –  We can walk into almost any situation with some simple preparation:
1.  Intention (what is yours)
2.  Support (who’s got my back)
3.  Willingness (to support others)
4.  Manifestation (to BE in the moment, to liberate, to celebrate)
 
Whose streets? OUR STREETS!
Please don’t assume you’re invincible… But together we’re incredible.
*
 Sí. Disidencia.
* Texto de Kaj-anne Pepper.
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Imaginarius

La profunda sensación de abandonamiento afianzada con la incertidumbre poco amena y la desconfianza rapaz sobre otrxs, a veces proviene del deseo oculto de extirparse a unx mismx del propio organismo. En esa instancia, se asume la ambivalencia entre la exigencia -pasiva/agresiva o en modo de ataque- hacia quienes te rodean con el fin de alejarlxs terminantemente, y la demanda de retorno de éstos (adhiriendo el infaltable sufrimiento por lo perdido (o bien: “lo perdido”).

Asimismo la imposibilidad obvia de salir del propio cuerpo se choca tercamente con la incapacidad diaria de convivir con el mismo. Mientras que otrxs, -¡aquellxs otrxs!-, indefectiblemente podrán elegir la distancia como un honesto y responsable acto de sanidad.

La disociación entre uno y otro caracter ambivalente aparenta ser continua pero, al tratarse de un rasgo tan uniforme como contradictorio, se determinará cual pesa más en el instante exacto del boom (sí, boom) de la emoción (generalmente, de las secundarias, como la ira, a las primarias, como la tristeza o la vergüenza, en éste caso).

Ahora, ¿a qué viene tanto bla bla de paparruchada? Quizás, al hecho de haberme enfrentado otra vez con la futilidad de emigrar de mi cuerpo y viajar a través de otro, ésta noche.

En sintonía

  • Mudarte. Home alone 1, 2, 3, 4…
  • Viajar considerablemente.
  • Adoptar más, más, y más no humanes.
  • Fortalecer vínculos sinceros -y consolidar afinidades-.
  • Plantar árboles frutales, construir una huertita… something alive. 
  • Activar; aunar aprendizajes; reflexionar -mayormente- y efectuar -¡mayormente!-.
  • Escribir, escribir, y escribir (porque nunca es suficiente).
  • Crecer mutando.
  • Y, como bien dice Chary: “cortar de cuajo”. 

¿Cenizas?

Las concavidades me devoran;
toda exigencia proclama que salga de mi propio cuerpo.
Pero no somos cenizas.

La última medida

A todo esto,
la dilección que posibilitemos
no será inolvidable,
pero sí aceptada.

A todo esto,
la camaradería que conciliemos
no será imperecedera,
pero sí imprescindible.

A todo esto,
el amor que fomentemos
no será idealizado,
pero -como última medida-, necesario.

Necrología

Aquí yace
devenido en su propio doppelgänger,
decrece y fallece.
Súbitamente
resultante de una serendipia,
despliega y vuela.

Excusas para rehabilitarse

 Hijastra de la intolerancia
 primabas el menoscabo.
 Incrustada irascible,
 cual diadema estable.
 Exorbitantes, los cristales encefálicos
 fueron adulterando tus tornasoles.

Desconectada estás del tegumento hedonista
pero seguís planteando excusas para restaurarme.