Hot Reads 10/19/14

Hot Reads 10/19/14 #Women #Books #Feminism #ReadWomen2014

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I’ve been reading quite a bit about feminism and what it means to be a Feminist in today’s world. I think Beyonce’s spectacular performance at the VMA’s a while back helped bring feminism back into the spotlight and sparked some thought and conversation on the subject. The first article on my list is by – who else? – Roxane Gay. And, as is normally the way, I completely agree…

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“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.” 
― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

“We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing which colors went together. We knew that the girls were our twins, that we all existed in space like animals with identical skins, and that they knew everything about us though we couldn’t fathom them at all. We knew, finally, that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and even death, and that our job was merely to create the noise that seemed to fascinate them.”
― Jeffrey Eugenides, The Virgin Suicides

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“So this is what I will do. I will gather together my past and look. I will see a thing that has already happened. the pain that cut my spirit loose. I will hold that pain in my hand until it becomes hard and shiny, more clear. And then my fierceness can come back, my golden side, my black side. I will use this sharp pain to penetrate my daughter’s tough skin and cut her tiger spirit loose. She will fight me, because this is the nature of two tigers. But I will win and giver her my spirit, because this is the way a mother loves her daughter.” 
― Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

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“So this is what I will do. I will gather together my past and look. I will see a thing that has already happened. the pain that cut my spirit loose. I will hold that pain in my hand until it becomes hard and shiny, more clear. And then my fierceness can come back, my golden side, my black side. I will use this sharp pain to penetrate my daughter’s tough skin and cut her tiger spirit loose. She will fight me, because this is the nature of two tigers. But I will win and giver her my spirit, because this is the way a mother loves her daughter.”
― Amy Tan, The Joy Luck Club

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"(How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.)"
—-Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Street art by Fin DAC, London

"(How do you know you’re not Cool Girl? Because he says things like: “I like strong women.” If he says that to you, he will at some point fuck someone else. Because “I like strong women” is code for “I hate strong women.)"
—-Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl

Street art by Fin DAC, London

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Guest Blogger Theo Eliezer of Momma Tried Magazine on Issue 1, the Importance of Body Diversity, and How to Order Issue 2! #NOLA #art #writing #photography

Long time readers of Nola Femmes may remember my last guest blog post from 2013 when my partner and I were gearing up to print the first issue of our indie publication, …

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"You can forget who you are if you’re alone too much."
— Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

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"You can forget who you are if you’re alone too much."
— Margaret Atwood, The Year of the Flood

Photo via Messy Nessy Chic

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And now: it is easy to forget  what I came for among so many who have always lived here swaying their crenellated fans  between the reefs  and besides you breathe differently down here.
—- From Diving Into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich
Street art: Collab Ericailcane + Bastardilla / Helsingor Aquarium, Denmark

And now: it is easy to forget
what I came for
among so many who have always
lived here
swaying their crenellated fans
between the reefs
and besides
you breathe differently down here.

—- From Diving Into the Wreck by Adrienne Rich

Street art: Collab Ericailcane + Bastardilla / Helsingor Aquarium, Denmark

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I wanted to slow time down. I wanted to pull each minute apart and find ways to slow down the seconds into something more like forever.  -Roxane Gay 

Photo credit: Lambis Stratoudakis

I wanted to slow time down. I wanted to pull each minute apart and find ways to slow down the seconds into something more like forever. -Roxane Gay

Photo credit: Lambis Stratoudakis

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