When You Need to Be Pampered…

After publishing Fishtail, I entertained the possibility that my journey into the feminine dimensions of my consciousness had, for all practical purposes, ended. That my experiment in locating the essence of my femininity would culminate there, in a series of self-identified states, desires, and creative urges. In a love of process. Blocked from further progress [...]

The All-Over Woman

I want to know what femininity looks like. I want to know where it lives. Where it hides. As Carl Jung describes the overlapping of the conscious and unconscious at certain "points" in the personality, I want to view the coordinates of the feminine. I want a picture. A map. Something. I tend to be [...]

Fishtail

I believe at times that man created art out of fear of exploring woman. I believe woman stuttered about herself out of fear of what she had to say...She is a mermaid with her fishtail dipped in the unconscious. Her creation will be able to make articulate this obscure world. - Anaïs Nin The essence [...]

Wild Woman

I am not fit for sunlight I was made for clouds and madeleines and the kind of sweet nostalgia that sings It was never truth I wanted, but beauty the sum of her stems and curves the ecstasy of her lines, her heaves, and her sighs bare bones the turning of a season that bears [...]

Self-Fashioning: The Impression

I envision the feminine experience and its many, delightfully (and often humorously) nuanced facets as being comprised of layers. Feeling pretty or wanting to be wanted, for example, are surface impressions, I believe, of much deeper phenomena. Indeed, the more I consider the experience of my own femininity as just that--as a series of impressions, [...]