"This work is unlike any other, in its range of rich, conjuring imagery and its dexterity, its smart voice. Carroll-Hackett doesn’t spare us—but doesn’t save us—she draws a blueprint of power and class with her unflinching pivot: matter-of-fact and tender." —Jan Beatty

Archive for December, 2016

Daily Prompt Love <3 The Study of Us

17 December 2016

One of my undergrad degrees is in Anthropology, and the gift of that, the ability to view ‘us’ through the detailed and complex lens I learned from my amazing professors in that field still, every day, shapes the way I move through the world.

I first discovered Anthropology in the library as a child, those trips we made to get books every weekend with my mama, and one of the things I first loved about the anthropology books I found was that, in those books, I found women–not as subjects (although that fascinated me too)–but as the authors, as the experts: Ruth Benedict, Margaret Mead, Jane Goodall. They were who I imagined myself to be as I “excavated’ arrrowheads and shark teeth from the plowed up tobacco field beside the trailer park where I lived as a child.

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It is these undeniable qualities of human love and compassion and self-sacrifice that give me hope for the future. We are, indeed, often cruel and evil. Nobody can deny this. We gang up on each one another, we torture each other, with words as well as deeds, we fight, we kill. But we are also capable of the most noble, generous, and heroic behavior.”
―Jane Goodall,  British primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and UN Messenger of Peace

“As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.”~Margaret Mead, American cultural anthropologist and author

I gambled on having the strength to live two lives, one for myself, and one for the world.”~ Ruth Benedict, American anthropologist and folklorist

Make art inspired by anthropology, by an anthropological discovery.

anthropology-benedict

Friday Call for Submissions Love <3 Wildness

WILDNESS: Call for Submissions

Submissions accepted year-round.

 

WILDNESS is an online literary journal that seeks to promote contemporary fiction, poetry, and nonfiction that evokes the unknown. Founded in 2015, each thoughtfully compiled issue strives to unearth the works of both established and up-and-coming writers. For submission guidelines visit readwildness.com/submit or email submissions@readwildness.com

 

Website: http://readwildness.com/

 

 

Daily Prompt Love <3 How do you know that?

in·tu·i·tion

ˌint(y)o͞oˈiSH(ə)n/

noun

1 the ability to understand something immediately, without the need for conscious reasoning.

“we shall allow our intuition to guide us”

2 a thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning.

“your insights and intuitions as a native speaker are positively sought”

Make art about intuition, about using intuition, about what is revealed or understood intuitively. 

intuition

Daily Prompt Love <3 Rescue

15 December 2016

Dreamt I was rescuing babies from some catastrophe.

Make art about rescue, about rescuing, about being rescued. 

mine_rescue-fletcher-martin

Mine Rescue by Fletcher Martin

 

Some MidWeek Call for Submissions Love <3 Loud Zoo: Standing Up to Injustice

Loud Zoo is Looking for Inspiration!

Deadline: December 31, 2016

 

We need it now more than ever. Please send art in any medium (video, audio, and multimedia welcome!), fiction of any genre, poetry, nonfiction, and beyond. Send pieces with people standing up for one another, standing up to injustices. We want people banding together in the face of mania and terror, holding strong and rising up against oppressors and regressions. From the hyper-real to the experimental and surreal, show us humanity. Help inspire people to take their own stands in their own communities and lives.

Website: http://www.bedlampublishing.com/loudzoo.html

Detailed guidelines:  www.bedlampublishing.com/submissions.html.

Daily Prompt Love <3 Stranded, and the Fog

13 December 2016

That Lil Red Car is headed into the shop this morning. I’m now marooned in my lil house 🙂 It’s all good.

Make art about being stranded.

stranded

14 December 2016

The pups and I wandered through this this morning.

Make art about walking in a fog.

foggy-road

Daily Prompt Catch-Up <3

4 December 2016

Make art about nothing going as you planned.

plans

5 December 2016

Make art about driving in the dark.

driving-dark

6 December 2016

Make art about standing up for yourself.

standing-up-for-yourself

7 December 2016

Make art about corruption, about calling out corruption.

corruption

8 December 2016

Make art about needing silence, about the recharge, rebirth, renewal of strength to be found a a period of silence.

silence

9 December 2016

Make art about needing to scream, about the release, the energy, the power, to be found in a good primal scream.

the-scream

10 December 2016

Make art about hospitals, about being in the hospital.

Patient sitting on hospital bed waiting

11 December 2016

Make art about drawing strength from the energy and creativity and spontaneity of young people.

young-hero

12 December 2016

Make art about coming to terms with the inevitability of death.

death-tolle

 

 

 

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