For those that think that Sylvia Plath is only for upper crust white teenage girls in suburban New England. Black people read Plath, and men too.
Myself as a male (of sorts) often, I’ve had to defend my literary tastes as i.e. Plath or Sexton or the more modern Heti or Strayed. I mean I’m just not so in love with those old white guy writings of Hemingway or whatever macho icon you might associate with such a writing persona.
It just doesn’t seem to interest me but Plath and I? We get along just fine and have more than just a few things in common, as opposed to just having that gender dynamic in common.
So what happens when you get older? You care less about who judges you. You get tired of defending yourself to others, and sometimes all that’s left to do, is to just let your work speak for yourself.
Black Girls Don’t Read Sylvia Plath
Jimi Hendrix: It’s not about being better, you know, or anything-anything like that. You know, it’s about being inspired. And I’m inspired by everybody. I’m inspired by all kinds of people. You know, it’s art to me. You know, and with art- it’s just showing something that you’ve never seen before. Or-Or even if it’s something that you see every day just showing it in a new way, you know. So I should-I should be able to take, like, any song and- I should be able to take Auld Lang Syne and do it in a new way you’ve never even heard it before. You know what I mean? So- it’s all inspiration and inspiring other people.
(And yeah Andre 3000 made that Jimi Hendrix movie oh so very special and intimate…)
Probably the greatest Jimi Hendrix quote of all time…
If you are reading this, it means that I have committed suicide and obviously failed to delete this post from my queue.
Please don’t be sad, it’s for the better. The life I would’ve lived isn’t worth living in… because I’m transgender. I could go into detail explaining why I feel that way, but…
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Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably) #TED :
Billy Collins: Two poems about what dogs think (probably)
Check out my friend and mentor Elyn Saks on a special report about success, and living with schizophrenia. Also, living with the stigma of mental illness.
Elyn on Al Jazeera’s America Tonight