|Me:||do you think there's a right-gender studies?
|Vanessa:||yeah, the bible.
"A disturbingly large amount of theory seems explicitly to undertake the proliferation of only one affect, or maybe two, of whatever kind – whether ecstasy, sublimity, self-shattering, jouissance, suspicion, abjection, knowingness, horror, grim satisfaction, or righteous indignation. It’s like the old joke: ‘Comes the revolution, Comrade, everyone gets to eat roast beef every day.’ ‘But Comrade, I don’t like roast beef.’ “Comes the revolution, Comrade, you’ll like roast beef.’ Comes the revolution, Comrade, you’ll be tickled pink by those deconstructive jokes; you’ll faint from ennui every minute you’re not smashing the state apparatus; you’ll definitely want hot sex twenty to thirty times a day. You’ll be mournful and militant. You’ll never want to tell Deleuze and Guattari, ‘Not tonight, dears, I have a headache."
Sedgwick, “Paranoid Reading and Reparative Reading, or, You’re So Paranoid, You Probably Think This Essay is About You” in Touching Feeling, p. 146
This continues to be one of the most incredible things ever said about theory/theorizing
"I do not believe that things will turn out well; but the idea that they might—that is of vital importance."
I will be tabling at Philly Feminist Zine Fest this Saturday, June 28th @ 1pm with a collab zine written by myself and my talented and beautiful ride or die, Vanessa, better known as Brown Girl Crew, previously known as Brown Grrl Gang.
Unfortunately Vanessa will not be there and I will only be tabling for a few hours due to work.
Come say hi? Okay. See you there!
EVERYONE GO TO THE ZINE FEST AND SUPPORT MY GRRL, TINA, AND OUR NEW ZINE!
She’s a powerhouse woman, and this zine would not have happened at all if it weren’t for her.
Some Still frames from the first week of shooting of Phaesporia
Stills from the beautiful movie I’m working on! Just stunning, I swear.