some readings that present issues discussed below that made me incredibley upset last night:
All those posts left me nearly physically ill. WTF. gawd. :(
[warning: MASSIVE TRANSPHOBIA]
OH HEY JANICE RAYMOND IS ON TUMBLR!!
ALSO HOW-DEE-DOO, GENDER ESSENTIALISM.
But seriously, huge fucking bolded italicized warning for these links, because the transphobia is indeed massive. And incredibly disturbing, plus there is a shit-ton of ableism in the last link. What. the. fuck.
healingsakina replied to your post: Weird Self-Esteem Raising Techniques With Annaham
it’s how i start every day. i wouldn’t survive at all without it. and you ARE a fierce & amazing woman!
YOU ARE MAKING ME BLUSH :-P Thank you!
There are days when I have to repeat something like, “I AM A FIERCE BITCH” to myself, out loud or in front of a mirror.
Today is one of them.
This time, on the “inner critic” as the enemy of Professional Creative Types, what that construction forgets, and mental illness:
There’s another assumption in writings about the importance of “turning off” the inner critic, which is that all children have a magical reserve of resilience and that is why they are so creative. These children simply don’t care what anyone else thinks, and the Creative Adult must recapture that sense of adventure by silencing the inner critic! It sounds so easy! But what of the depressed child, or the child with mental health issues? As someone who had depression issues as a kid — and still does — I question the supposedly “universal” applicability of this whole inner critic business, the assumption that it can be turned off like a damn light switch, after which we will all Recover Our Childlike Capacity For Creativity, or something.