Posts tagged Self Portrait
How do you know she is a witch?

Now I have this new word: witch. For me, “witch” conjures an image of a woman with creative powers, a woman who exercises those powers even at personal risk. Though she is so different from my image of “writer,” I feel drawn to her as well, and the sensation is not a drawing outward, but a drawing inward, a rooting. 

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What I learned by posing like Amy Schumer

As I began to mimic your pose, a sensation of strength and power arose in my body. It’s like how shaping your mouth into a smile releases endorphins even if you’re sad. I realized, to get the right effect, my foot couldn’t just rest on the stack of wood, it had to stomp directly on top of it. The position of the coffee cup had to look as though I had just taken a sip, because it had to appear as if I was so confident in my skivvies I was relaxed enough to enjoy a latte.

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