Friday, March 30, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Thursday, March 22, 2012
- I saw a blind man at the Whitney during the 2004 Biennial- he had a friend with him who was describing the art on the walls.
- I broke my HIV+ mother's arm when she came charging at me, bloody mouthed, hopped up on pills and alcohol, trying to bite me.
- I camped out on a beach in Taiwan with two friends, a campfire, and our switchblades.
- I ate mushrooms and went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and saw everything come to life.
- I fell in love, and may or may not still be in it.
I told a girl she couldn't spell Timbuktu and she punched me in the face (I didn't know she was dyslexic…oops).
Decided they could not talk to me like that, so I resigned.
Admitted I needed therapy and went.
Embraced death and learned to celebrate life.
I worked hard for love…and succeeded.
Jen, age 36
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
I spent three weeks in Mountain Kaisgau in Kenya interviewing traditional basket weavers around the mountain.
I visited as many hotels as possible in Las Vegas within a week.
I participated in a natural dye workshop with fruits and vegetables.
I reached out to a friend in tears.
Sunday, March 11, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Sunday, March 4, 2012
Thursday, March 1, 2012
"Ethically" sold crack (never trying it or using it myself, no first time users allowed - no getting non-users hooked, no custy's under 18 y.o., no pregnant women sold to, no fake placebos offered) for over 3 years full-time and thankfully never got caught (yeah, I know, it's fucked up but, I was young and ignorant at the time).
Quit smoking cigarettes cold turkey (7 years no cigarettes!)
Was a uber-prolific youth activist (from 19 y.o. - 26 y.o.) and was actively responsible for being a founding member of numerous Youth committees/sub-committees throughout Toronto/GTA (many of which are still active today).
All voluntary, and yet I still didn't/have not 'sold-out' to any of the so called "PTB", and remained committed to being of service to truly helping especially the marginalized.
Created own, unique, one of a kind brand (and possibly even genre) of poetry.