Carrie Rudzinski - “In America” (WoWPS 2014)
"In America, we are taught to scream the word ‘FIRE’ if being assaulted, because no one will help us if we yell ‘RAPE.’ “
Performing at the 2014 Women of the World Poetry Slam. Carrie placed 4th overall in the tournament.
is there anything weirder than waking up after a dream and all the details are still fresh in your mind so you’re just like what the FUCK WAS THAT WHY DID I THINK THAT WAS NORMAL HOW DID DREAM ME NOT QUESTION THAT
I once had a dream in which someone asked me “how can you tell this isn’t a dream” and I was like, “of course it’s not a dream: I have four hands”
THE REASON I GAVE FOR THINKING THIS DREAM WAS REALITY WAS THE FACT I HAD TWO EXTRA HANDS
See I don’t think bisexuals are like unicorns, I think we’re more like dinosaurs. Because we know they definitely existed but also there are some people who get really mad and defensive and insist that they didn’t exist and it becomes a whole big thing for them and while everyone else looks on and goes ‘you cannot be serious’ it does do actual societal harm when they spew their crap without any critical discourse around it.
And also we’re terrifying giant lizards.
Gage Wallace - “How We Have Learned To Love”
"This is how we have learned to love. Texting each other pictures of our bodies. When we share a bed, we only know how to touch ourselves."
No wonder this guy won the Valentine’s Day tournament.
sometimes recovery doesn’t mean
sometimes you don’t need to
learn more coping skills or
make meal plans or
sometimes you need
more time in the sunshine
more hugs that mean something
more drunken conversations on a sunday night
because sometimes you can understand recovery in your head
but not feel recovery in your heart.
sometimes your heart needs a little extra time to catch up.