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I have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris by Elizabeth Hall

We need to start saying “clitoris” more. As Peggy Orenstein’s research in her new book Girls and Sex illustrates, we don’t focus enough in American society on female pleasure. We talk about consent, but not what comes after consent: patience, creativity, communication, orgasms, reciprocity, etc. Cis male pleasure is still prioritized. 
Full interview with author Elizabeth Hall, writer of the book "I Have Devoted My Life to the Clitoris" at Weird Sister.

Links I Like - Georgia O'Keefe, Lammastide Crafts, Genius and Hillary

Lola Ridge: radical activist and poet, as featured at "The Critical Flame"

Here's a list of Link I Like: Georgia O'Keeffe, Lammastide Crafts, Genius and Hillary 

just stuff on the internet I've read or plan to read soon that looks enticing

How Georgia O'Keeffe left her cheating husband for a mountain: 'God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it'

Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

Why We Read: Polish Poet and Nobel Laureate Wislawa Szymborska on What Books Do for the Human Spirit

Defining a Clit Lit Tradition: A Conversation with Elizabeth Hall

These Molten Flowers: on Lola Ridge, radical poet and activist

My Letter to Gov Baker to Sign #TransBillMA into Law

Trans Equality Flag

Governor Charlie Baker Could Sign Trans Bill MA (S2407) Into Law Immediately - Here Is My Letter Urging Him to Do So

It may seem silly for an ultra femme ciswoman to say she relates, albeit in a much smaller level, to transpeople. But I'm saying it anyway. It wasn't easy to seize my nature, as a girlie girl who loved girlie things, and still assert that I should be accepted and taken seriously. I wrote about that in my "Feminine Feminist Manifesto" on my fashion blog.

You also wouldn't think that a DIY amateur plus size pin up fashion blog would be a political thing to do, but in this body-shaming, slut-shaming, misogynistic girlie-denigrating world, it certainly is. Without being in-your-face, just by want of its existence, I do my best to promote body-positivity, sex-positivity and empowerment through embracing and venerating the often overlooked "feminine intelligence." -- Because I love girlie-ness of my own volition, of my own nature, not because it was forced on me. So, that is why I assert that I do feel an alliance with other humans who pursue their version of happiness regardless of what others claim their happiness should be. "An it harm none, do as ye will..." and all that good stuff.

You can send your support and encouragement for the TransBillMA by clicking the "Freedom Massachusetts" link below:

Here is my letter to Governor Baker:

Dear Gov Baker, 
Oh what a bright and shining moment signing this bill could bring to a week like this week, with its bleak onslaught of news. To make a law protecting the vulnerable--empowering those citizens who have historically been so very marginalized, marginalized to the point of having the highest suicide rate of any demographic, to know they are supported by their government, and law enforcement--would be the kind of thing that could give a despairing population much hope that progress is possible and equality and justice is achievable.  
By signing this bill you could save so many lives. To the trans community, you will say that no matter how the people in your lives may try to make you feel about being who you are, your democracy, your state, stands with you and your right to live free and pursue happiness. And regardless of where any of us are in the gender spectrum, we can all relate to the tyranny of others trying to make us feel less than just because of who we are and how we chose to manifest that. 
Please, sign this bill. Be a hero!

HuffPo: Octavia Butler Predicted Divisive Drumpf Candidacy and Slogan in one of her dystopian novels

[HuffPo] Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly incites political violence and is a serial liarrampant xenophoberacistmisogynist and birther who has repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from entering the U.S.

Octavia Butler dystopian novel has dictator with same slogan as Drumpf
Make America etc etc was slogan of dictator
in Octavia Butler 1998 dystopian novel 

Octavia Butler Predicted Divisive Drumpf Candidacy and Slogan in One of Her Dystopian Novels

Sci-fi author Octavia Butler predicted a character with certain eerie similarities to Trump in her dystopian novel series, The Parable of the Talents and The Parable of the Sower. The leader of America is also the leader of a Christian sect, called Christian American. It is divisive, anti-religious freedom and dictatorial. It's also pretty darn scary how close life is imitating art in this case, including the slogan of the dictator being the slogan of Drumpf. Huffington Post and Bitch Media have stories on the eerie similarities.

Octavia Butler Parable of the Talents

Octavia Butler Parable of the Sower

The Annual Boston Poetry Marathon Takes Place from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17

The Annual Boston Poetry Marathon Takes Place from Friday, July 15 to Sunday, July 17; I will read in the 5 PM block on Saturday

"Live Poetry Fresh Killed" Boston Poetry Marathon Placard by Jim Behrle

One of my favorite events of the summer is the Boston Poetry Marathon. It's been going on for decades now, with a few off years here and there. And I have been lucky enough to be a part of it for the past seven years. I'm in such auspicious company! And I will be a part of it again this year.

Full details here:

I am reading at the 5 o'clock block. Things run a bit behind, sometime though.

5:00 Andy Peterson 
5:08 Charlotte Seley 
5:16 Bridget Eileen 
5:24 Ruth Lepson 
5:32 Boyd Nielson  
5:40 Joel Sloman

Look at my reading block company though! So many of my favorite poet people! Love it!

Bridget Eileen poetry reading at the 2015 Boston Poetry Marathon
Bridget Eileen reading the at 2015 Boston Poetry Marathon at Outpost 186 in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

From "Mass Poetry" 10+ Questions! With Andrew K Peterson

Andrew K Peterson reading poems
Hey hey! My friend, poet Andrew K Peterson, has an interview at MassPoetry.Org You should read it. Andrew and I are both poets from the South Shore of Massachusetts and we're both big fans of John Wieners. There's a handful of South Shore poets in the world, and there's plenty of John Wieners fans, but the Venn Diagram overlap of the two creates what I like to call The South Shore Cult of John Wieners. Wieners himself was from Milton, a town in the South Shore. Enjoy the interview with Andy; he's the best!