When we talk about writer’s block, we are really talking about disorganization and waiting for those “idea” moments to happen. Like lightning, inspiration does strike—just not often and fades before our very eyes.
No performer ever lived quite like Amy Winehouse. Amy was raw. She was honest. There was no curtain between us and her life, especially when she was on the stage. She was tragic poetry draped in a gifted voice, which was why so many people feel connected to her. She was one of us, and pretended to be no better even though she was so rich with talent.
Dreams & Nightmares, created by Ariadne Grief, will be a fantastical staged piece the length of a sleep cycle, where each dream-episode is composed, staged, and curated by a different composer.
From Rosie the Riveter to her all-female band, Beyonce is a feminist in action. Period.
Are you wondering how to do a beehive without totally ruining your hair? On this day we honor Amy and show you how to do just that! Hint: it’s super easy. Watch our awesome video tutorial!
Night Song The German word for light rhymes with nicht. Searching definitions of light: anything but clear. When we sing he is …
I grew up after the “Bra Burners” and before “Girls Gone Wild.” This sandwich of time, was idyllic. I haven’t really had to think about FEMINISM in relation to what it means to me. Those idyllic days may never show their head to my daughter and I worry for the young girls out there trying to figure out how to deal with a world-wide epidemic of female bashing. What do we do when we are confronted by the likes of Boku Harim, Sexual Assaults on Campus, Hobby Lobby, and then those Photos of Women Who Don’t Need Feminism?
What about bacon? Haven’t you ever had bacon? What about protein? Isn’t it expensive? Are you trying to lose weight? Aren’t you, like, always hungry?
They say, that becoming a mom changes you the moment you see your baby for the first time. Everything I know to be selfish and mean about myself would evaporate if I only gave motherhood a chance.
I can’t believe that, however. I know my heart and bones through and through and I know I would have been nothing but harm for you.
MY MOTHER IN My mother in grass green my mother in scarlet …
Fragrances are always a statement. They say a lot about your personality–whether you’re bold, sweet, or just plain weird. There’s a fragrance out there for every person, which is why they’re so amazing!
Judgement is playing your wake up call. Your Weekly Tarot for 07/20/2014-07/26/2014.
This level of intensity would not have affected the more experienced women, their fingers thickened by years of work. But for her, it requires not an insignificant amount of effort, and I can hear it in her shallow, rapid breaths, the strain visible in her slightly curled toes. I like how hard she has to work to bring me relief; her exertions increase my pleasure, her discomfort arouses me.
I’m tired of being expected to be the kindly negress willing to hold the hand of everyone who doesn’t want to do their own work, while smiling and patting them on the proverbial bum so they know they are doing a good job.
Holy. Shit. These people.
Non-Binary Relationships: human beings are complicated. It only makes sense that the manner in which we relate to one another both romantically and sexually (or neither) would reflect that complexity as well.
I decided to move to Thailand. Yep. Today, only a handful of singles my age exist … and barely any of them exist in my little expat world of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
When X-Factor first came to the U.S., I was the most excited out of all the excited people.
BEFORE I DIE, I HOPE MY BLENDER ARRIVES by Kate Ryan Curated by Amanda Miska Eva, having stayed up the whole night …
Breastfeeding equals bonding, right? But nobody was bonding. Something needed to change—and Gerber was the answer.
7 Of Our Favorite Shakira Videos, because why not.
I’m not writing this article to review Kim Kardashian: Hollywood for y’all, because Gizmodo and Uproxx and everyone else already did. I’m writing this article because it was only while playing this dumb game that I finally realized something about the appeal of Kim Kardashian.
In the movie Before Sunrise, Richard Linklater expresses this idea – that we imbue places with meaning, not the other way around – visually. This idea of urban exploration and the emotional marking of physical spaces calls to mind the concept of psychogeography.
I may not aesthetically appreciate a piece of writing, but that doesn’t make the work inherently bad – it just means it’s not my thing. And that’s okay.
Wendy C. Ortiz recently released Excavation: A Memoir, which is not to be missed. She’s also a talented poet. Here is her …
The famed pair took their place on the stage and a reminiscent, yet totally relevant feeling of lust and love drifted across the stadium and filled our hearts with its depth. This initial performance signified the beginning; their first song together: the start of this journey that we were all allowed to glimpse upon in that moment. They are America’s sweethearts. Ride or die to the very end.
This is much more than a Gatsby party. Our social media manager talks about her experience with Luna Luna!
Writing for Luna Luna is like performing a love ritual for me. It’s saying a prayer to my most authentic, badass self. It’s coming clean with all the parts of myself that are hurt, proud, angry, ecstatic, scared, passionate and most especially TRUE.
On a particularly lonely night I started Luna Luna because I felt empty, useless and trapped. I have never been the type to be sated easily; I’ve always needed a real creative outlet that wasn’t as solitary as writing poetry. I needed people.
My favorite piece from the past year is the one through which I discovered Luna Luna; without this piece I might have never become a part of this wonderful home. Most of you have read it because it went super duper viral; it is Alecia Eberhardt’s “Stop Saying I Have a Boyfriend.”
For me, Luna Luna will always have represent a pivotal change in my life.
If I wasn’t so tall, your favorite / position for lovemaking / wouldn’t overwhelm me: / the image of wrestling some beautiful / farm animal before slaughter. / My height pains me like a piece
I think the California state legislature is of the same frame of mind as our current Supreme Court, the vast majority of our conservative lawmakers, the medical establishment, and—yeah, I’m saying it—the patriarchy. The frame of mind that says that Sex is Bad.
In the end Tammy is a frustrating tug of war between a solid R-Rated comedy and unfunny condescending mess.
He said, “I didn’t think there were still poets in the world.” I responded, “well, here’s one, alive and kicking.”
THE MYSTERY OF INVISIBLE WOMEN I can answer that, Ned replies. The secret is in the robot who only hears your voice …
We hate the catcallers. “Your eyes are so gorgeous, no really. Like rip-them-out-of-your-head-and-keep-them-in-a-jar-forever gorgeous.”
Time won’t make your decision, and the Two of Wands indicates you know more than you think. Your Weekly Tarot for 07/13/2014-07/19/2014.
Some poets write great poems, but then they get up in front of an audience and out comes the inexplicable poet voice. After all that hard work and somehow managing to create something honest, it’s such a travesty.
Recently I was struck by the thoughtful musing of a former colleague over lunch who openly wondered, “have you ever just allowed …
Daisy perfume and nightmares. And electric outfit acid trips.
Let’s be honest, the lunges, the Brazilian workouts, the bicycle, it’s all good in moderation, but you only do this shit when you’re angry at us.
The potent combination of emotional intelligence and narrative velocity with the courageous vitality of close encounter makes Life Cycle a compelling experience.
SUNDAY MORNING, EAST OF SACRAMENTO by Jonathan Crowl Curated by Amanda Miska At the end of the trail, the top of the …
Using art, dance, drama, and song, “The Price of Silence” showcases dramatic pieces about rape culture & overcoming the inequality of violent dehumanization
You can make hundreds of dollars a month, but is it worth it? You decide.
For our friends at Hobby Lobby, and for anyone else who might be confused about how birth control works, I’ve put together this handy guide.
One of my first introductions to video poetry was to the work of Kenji Liu. Liu’s videos use a combination of archival footage, music, text, …
We found a girl. Bleach blonde hair, tan, big doe eyes covered by too-blue-to-be-true contact lenses; hard looking fake breasts, long fake …
What would you say to your writer self?