I now live with Janie Martinez, who is featured in one of the below segments and appears in my film. The film, which was never released, was a successful thesis presentation. If I had more resources at my disposal, I would love to finish it for a future distribution. My cut is long and preachy. Too much talking. I know FCP, but I need an editor who didn’t marry the material.
Anyway, I’m quite happy here. I’m one of three roommates in a wonderful apartment in TriBeCa.
I return to Tumblr today because I’m applying for a job that uses Social Media, and I realize that I haven’t really kept up with my use of it. I’ve dabbled in twitter and indulge in facebook. I get curious over Apps like Grindr and 4Square, but my involvement always seems to wax and wane.
I’ve been busy these last 6 months as I made the transition to life in New York. There’s been dance classes, performance art, and temp jobs. I went to a Marilyn Wann lecture at Sarah Lawrence! And I’ve been making friends. In the coming months I’ll be choreographing for one friend’s show!
Prior to NYC, I had been living in my hometown of Charleston, WV, where I returned after graduation and philandering in China. I knew that I needed more for 2011, so I ventured up here through the snow. Soon my WV boy and poodle are moving up to share this sweet existence.
I hope that I continue to post to this Tumblr and keep it as a journal for my size politiking and forays into art.
So, looking at my compatriots’ tumblrs, I realize that I’ve been doing a little bit more of a live-journal thing.
I swear I never had one of these things, so I’m not sure why I’m falling into that format; but since it’s here, I’m going to utilize it.
Thinking about live-journals, I’m reminded of pro-ana personal websites. There are so many of. They post tragic images of emaciated women to inspire stricter adherence to dieting. It’s called “thinspo.”
Doing a live journal about my explorations of what body means sort of fits alongside this approach.
I’m not really setting out to make ‘fatspo.’ I’m not trying to influence any one’s eating habits. Primarily my project is just to show what’s going on. Of course my film is a statement; but I certainly don’t intend it to speak for anyone else.
I mean, it would be great if my final project inspires acceptance. I hope that by showing the vibrancy of fat subculture to people who haven’t come across it before I might be changing the world a little.
I’m also feeling much more interested in making a physical structure. Just looking at a screen doesn’t register the profound 3Dness of our bodies.
Okay, well that’s the post for today! Goodbye, my little live journal—full of self-indulgence and cliche.