The relationship of Lavinia & Tamora is often regarded as the Virgin & the Whore. Today, I think, this does women a disservice. They are both so much more than that. What their relationship comes down to, to me, is an extreme view of woman on woman violence. Lavinia asks Tamora to kill her rather than let her sons rape her, demanding, woman to woman, to save her from a future that she believes is worse than death. This is the most extreme situation. A woman having control over another woman’s rape. But it leads me to ask questions about how & why, women hurt other women outside of this extreme. Slut shaming comes to the forefront in these ponderings. Owning our bodies but shaming other women for owning theirs. With women having so small a speaking role in Titus Andronicus, Lavinia being literally silenced… I am continually drawn back to what these two women mean to each other, to the world they’re in, & what they have to say today. More to come.
Life in an InstaI’M A BAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!! • • So excited after a couple weeks off due to my cross country move to get back to my happy place. My first time playing on this apparatus and I got to be a BAAAAAAAT. Which I love. Everything is awesome. #BatLifeA reminder (for me & anyone else who needs it...). • • • 📝 by @nayyirah.waheed. Original 📷 by @dawndraphoto . Waterfall by Mother 🌎.No sleep. No make up. ✈️. • • My traditional airport post... back in the PNW for a bit of a life layover before heading to grad school in Italy. Can’t wait for a lil’ adventuring with friends and family the next few months... Thanks to my Minneapolis (Saint Paul?!) family for making the transition out of the big city such a joy filled 🍸🥂🍻 one! • • • #NoFilter #Latergramm #NextChapter #StoryOfMe #soloadventurer #solotraveler #leavingonajetplane✈️ #braidlife #sunset🌅 #lifelayover #imwearing3pairsofpants #girlsinglasses #hereigoagainonmyown @laceylaceyanne @mollykate88Visiting my cousins and their babies like...I originally shared this on May 15, 2017 my fourth day in NYC. Today, 10.5 months later, I’m a very different person. With an entirely different future than I ever could have imagined on May 15th. There was a good chunk of time over the last 10.5 months that I thought this was not true. That moving to NYC was the biggest mistake I’d ever made, and I will always wonder what if I hadn’t, but heading where I’m heading, the next steps I get to take in my life, I have to believe that this was exactly where I was meant to be. (Italy here I come!) I look forward to being able to look back at this 10.5 month transition when more time has passed and really get to unpack & appreciate my time here. Because it’s been hard. But anything life changing is going to be. And I am changed. And I’m glad I got to do it in my favorite city in the world. With old friends and new that I’d go into battle for. With sweet puppies. Theatre around every corner. Poetry pouring out of me and back in. Silks climbed and twisted in. Strength rediscovered. Rebuilt. Reading. All the books. Doing yoga (almost) every damn day. Storylines unwritten. All the possibilities made available. And wandering. Very lost. And learning to allow that to be ok. And it has been good. So. Ya know. Here we go...Repost from our favorite corner wine shop @btlharlem! Wine + Waverly = Two Happy Mamas. And now our Waverly is #instafamous! • • “This cutie named WAVERLY is one of our neighborhood favorites. Stop by BTL with your furry friends - we have treats! (and hundreds of wines for your two-legged friends) 🐶🍷”My Friday Night... #creatingmyownsuperpower