How did you get to where you are in the world of (arts) journalism?
hard to explain! didn’t do j-school, but was def the 1st yr who wrote cd reviews for the campus paper who eventually became its arts editor. then there were unpaid internships (2.5) that led to you know, freelancing! & whatever this is for the present moment.
obv this sounds a bit too quick & even glib, but all throughout was the community arts work, the sidetracking cfc residency, the dj-ing, styling &/ art directing shoots, etc. oh! & ~writing~ that’s not (arts) journalism. that’s my lifeline, truly.
but honestly, what is (arts) journalism w/out all those things? if u don’t have the passion, get out while ur ahead. the folks that i respect are the ones that are constantly dissecting culture — looking to the elders, stepping outside the boundaries, seeking out the freshness, & always respecting the privilege they have to be the storytellers. they do it because it’s a grind that’s exciting & confounding @ the same time. if this applies 2 u, then preach! step up! do it. stumble a bit, but keep on pushing.
The Toronto Tumblr meetup: adequately hyped, moderately well attended—and kinda, well, strange. I’ve met more than a few fellow Tumblrs, albeit never with the sole intent to get to know a random from the Internet, and it’s always a little weird.
I’m a chronic over-sharer. I’ve got this online…
I was v. close to going, but the band had a show at the Smiling Buddha that I didn’t rly tell any of you about because I didn’t like the other bands we were playing with. Bummed that I missed hanging out w/jaimeleigh & doinwork. :(
After conquering Panama and Colombia, Paris and Milan are waiting for you to rejuvenate fashion, and Anna W. may want to stay longer than 3 days next time when your show is on.”—ParisKid
Your hair is so gorgeous! What shampoo/ conditioner/ moisturizes do you use? Stay fly boo.
gurl, that’s so nice to hear cuz i’m in between shampoo, conditioner, leave-in — tryin to grow out but i’m in that weird this-isn’t-gonna-bounce-cuz-i-need-weight-&-length stage.
mismatched right now — aveda be curly shampoo w/redken all soft whatevah condition. i’m weening myself off of the mixed chicks leave-in, cuz i totally bought the carol’s daughter pitch, even though it just kills any bounce.
as u can tell, mixed hair politics will buy into ANY curly hair product pitch.
Thanks reeraw, now all i need is for some cool-type compant to hire me and i will be set.
why hasn’t tumblr snatched u up? don’t get it. i hope they tap u asap for the premium model, cuz i’m looking over who’s there and what’s being offered, & it’s not too inspiring in terms of making back the v.c. investment. have you looked at how posterous has practically strangled their themes? it seems like they’ve deliberately given you such ugly offerings so you’ll micro-pay the good design.
yeah! cuz i can finally tell you about the good ole geocities daze. but i dig it cuz it’s a print context that can be played w/a lot online — you can write the thing that’s inevitably recycling bin material, but subvert & hopefully do something worthwhile online. ~transmedia storytelling~?
& as i write this, my bf says i’m saying a big steaming pile of poop. so, ummm…
MAAAATT ur so good at this! u render it an art form w/all those tumblr template brush-offs.