My dog, my gaywitchmas tree and the weird/amazing pirate ship that lives behind the couch in my living room make important cameo appearances in Dara’s cancer vlog. (My roommate did a pirate performance art piece, which is why we have the ship—I think it lends a little thanksgiving hilarity while Dara breaks down why Thanksgiving is a really complicated holiday that celebrates genocide.)
CANCER VLOG #5: WHAT THANKSGIVING & CANCER HAVE IN COMMON Dara Barlin is interviewed by the world renown pawsitive Macy on the commonalities between Thanksgiving and cancer. Thanks to D. Schiff for the set design/ship backdrop.
Katie at Empowering Astrology’s advice for the New Moon is SPOT ON. If you can release your judgments about yourself and others you can release yourself into a life of incredible possibility.
Happy New Moon in Sagittarius, the sign that aligns us with the galactic center â the ribbon of stars we call the Milky Way! This is the time of the year when we sow our intentions for new beginnings that support exploration, philosophy, spirituality, higher education, publishing, and travel to distant lands.
NEW BLOG POST In advance of the #thx4support event on Thursday I wanted to talk about a tool that has been enormously helpful in my life to deal with yucky feelings (on Thanksgiving or any other day). This summer I worked with a woman whose work with lesbian survivors of sexual trauma involves using Emotional Freedom Technique, colloquially called “Tapping.” I had heard of it before but never really learned about it until Dawn told me about it. She walked me through the basic steps, and honestly it seems so simple it can’t possibly work. But, as my health coach Vic from Heart Beets Holistic said about Tapping, “The neuroscience is there. It really works.”
This actually made me laugh out loud.
The Life of a New York City Burlesque Dancer
Brooklyn, New York-based fine-art photographer Amy Touchette “used 24-hour photo sessions and exclusive access to The World Famous *BOB*s private life to produce a deep, unique and moving photographic biography of a woman pursuing dreams of glamour and fame,” Un-Gyve Press said in a statement about Touchette’s new book, Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of the World Famous *BOB*. The World Famous *BOB* is well-known in the world of New York City burlesque, especially for her “over-the-top blonde bombshell image.” Touchette began the project one night after seeing her perform at the infamous club CBGB’s on Bowery Street in Manhattan. Touchette tells PDN via e-mail she “had arrived late, so the only space available was by the stage wings, which was actually serendipitous because it was a very unusual way to take in a burlesque show: when the dancers faced out, I could see their expressions light up with entertainment, but when they turned away I could see their expressions fall to concentration and exhaustion. Seeing what they were up against provided this really rich, full experience that I was very drawn to.”
Images from Shoot the Arrow: A Portrait of the World Famous *BOB* are currently on view, only for a few more days, at ClampArt in New York City through November 16, 2013. The exhibition coincides release of Touchette’s monograph of the same title and available on Un-Gyve Press’s website.
Scenes from the New York subway system circa 1980