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Glory is a word only the heartbroken know by heart.
Don’t google your name. Ever. Don’t “search” for yourself on anything that glows in the dark. Don’t let your beauty be something anyone can turn off. Don’t edit your ugly out of your bio. Let your light come from the fire. Let your pain be the spark, but not the timber. Remember, you didn’t come here to write your heart out. You came to write it in.
I wonder why I rarely feel like my full self in the presence of most men. I wonder if most men would hear that and feel unwelcome in my presence. I wonder if I have spent most of my life as myself or most of my life as a welcome mat. I wonder who is wiping their feet on my heartbeat. I wonder how muddy my own boots are.
Poet Tara Hardy/ A fundraising campaign for... →
Community, the U.S healthcare system sucks. If you are able please support (and share) this campaign for Tara Hardy, one of the most influential, heart-open, generous poets of our time.
Eve Ensler's "OVER IT" →
it’s never polite to throw back the tear gas. just like it’s never polite to bring enough life rafts… they crowd the balconies where the wealthy shine their jewels. but what if love, what if real love is fucking rude?
I’ve been on tour since September. This morning, after a weekend of magical shows in Colorado, I woke up in my own house with only one show on my schedule for the next few months. How is it i miss the road already? I don’t want to unpack my suitcase. I want to keep buying toothpaste that’s “travel size”. I got so many hugs from so many people this year! I...
Possibility is not a luxury; it is as crucial as bread.– Judith Butler
Grief vs. Joy, Rage vs. Hope
(For Emily Wonderboy Saavedra, my tour manager/buddy/partner in poetry for the last two years, in celebration of our final weekend of shows together.) The fact that you are the most positive, hopeful, joyful person in the entire world makes the fact that we get along a goddamn miracle. Two years into our friendship I still ask you about being happy in the same way my high school friends still...
So much gratitude to CHRIS PUREKA for playing a surprise set at the benefit in Boulder, CO last night!!
whenever i get nervous i eat potatoes. i’ve eaten potatoes pretty much every single day of my entire life.
Hey Everyone! Tickets still available for the following shows! May 4th, Denver, CO. Mercury Café. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/338857 May 18th, Scranton, PA, Century Club. http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/338354
In order to be as free as I possibly can, in my own imagination, I can’t...– Toni Morrison
Obama Promised to Close Guantanamo, Instead He's... →
You were carried on your father’s shoulders marching in Detroit’s picket lines in the same year you were learning to run from the word “union”. That is only half of the reason I am writing this from another city, remembering Detroit, the 12th story window of our hotel room where you pointed to the square where the crowds would gather their signs in 20 below weather, gray coats, gray hair,...
THIS WEEK'S SHOWS
4/15 Wooster, OH College of Wooster 4/16 East Lansing, MI Michigan State Universtiy 4/17 Chicago, IL DePaul University 4/18 Chicago, IL The University of Chicago 4/19 Granville, OH Denison University
when i was little i was so scared i time-capsuled my voice box, said when i’m big enough im gonna dig it out and open it all the way all the way all the way up.
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Two or three things I know for sure, and one of them is that if we are not...– Dorothy Allison
Keep some room in your heart for the unimaginable.– Mary Oliver
Community, With a heart full of love, sadness and hope I am writing to announce my decision to cancel my performance at the 2013 Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Since the announcement of my intended participation several weeks ago I have received a great deal of heartfelt feedback that in light of the festival’s policy of not welcoming trans women, my decision to attend is one that is causing...
Athens Boys Choir has a new album! →
Some of my favorite quotes from the album: “It hurts my heart when people get too cool for their own histories.” “I was un-cool way before it was hip.” “More than once, you saved yourself.”
NYC, Highline Ballroom
Hey NYC, there’s been some confusion about time of show this Sunday. Showtime 8pm, doors 6pm. See you there!
HELP KATE BORNSTEIN BEAT CANCER AND STAY ALIVE! →
“Kate Bornstein has cancer. The good news, direct from the team of skilled doctors on her case, is that the cancer is curable. However, the treatment plan that gives Kate the best chance of beating cancer is incredibly expensive. Kate has spent the past thirty years helping the rest of us Stay Alive—now it’s our turn to give back. Let’s HELP KATE BORNSTEIN BEAT CANCER AND STAY...
Tig Notaro →
I just listened to the comedian Tig Notaro’s “LIVE”. It’s a 30 minute recording of her performing just days after finding out she had breast cancer, and just weeks following the death of her mother. I can’t put words to how moved I was by it. My heart is so much bigger for having heard it. One of the most honest gestures of presence I have heard in my life.
if i write my heart out plant a wheat field in my chest, something rich folks are allergic to, something little girls wearing bow-ties can run through, something my love can pick and chew.