On Meet the Ostracized, Pad-Wearing, Goat's-Blood-Collecting Reproductive Health Hero of Southern India
What a great article!
I had a sad laugh when I read his frustration at advertising about sanitary pads: they always show a woman in white jeans jumping over a wall. They never talk about hygiene.
@LydiaBennett i really wish you'd written SPOILER ALERT before that post. :(
i'm so glad you commented on this article. i actually hadn't seen the movie, and specifically sought the video to see what she was talking about. i didn't get it. her new outfit is simply more grown-up and womanly than the old (which i think is part of the essence of the song-- embracing adulthood, leaving childhood behind.) particularly since her former outfit was, if anything, more body-conscious than the new, with its emerald bustier-style top and relatively narrow skirt.
besides, she's all alone in her ice palace. you've got to figure she's dressing to please herself. not like she got the makeover because a prince kissed her.
i adore your writing, jolie! even though i am not generally a clean person at all (exhibit a: the hardened banana stain on the couch cushion under me. sigh.)
i look forward to buying my very own copy of your book. congratulations!
I've always wanted to be able to wear butter yellow.
i enjoy this column. this particular piece of advice seems more on-the-nose than Baba's usual style. as much poetry in the question as the answer.
i think i prefer the overtly sidelong approach.
bargain shopping. used to do so much of it, for me, and for work (costume design on low- to- no- budget.) sitting on the floor, sifting through dollar-a-pound.
Loehmann's was classy, by contrast. It will be missed.
I am intrigued. I really like suds, though.
i was only recently introduced to some of Porpentine's work. I'm not a gamer, but how i love her words. weird synchronicity to find them here so soon after. weird and raw and lovely, that's her. <3
And now, each night I count the stars.
And each night I get the same number.
And when they will not come to be counted,
I count the holes they leave.
I wish I could take my mouse with me and click-paste that everywhere I go.