Letter from Alice (age 14)

Letter from Alice (age 14)

Alice, and girls everywhere, are teased and shamed as their bodies change because boys are taught to objectify the female body.   Secretly they’re fascinated…  But mocking others has been a ‘right of passage’ in this culture. The consequences of...
What is a Knowing Breast?

What is a Knowing Breast?

What is a knowing breast? Is it the conduit-nipple that beckons and seeks connection? Is it the energy which flows from the nipple once a connection’s been made? What does this titillation make us privy to? Is this flow of energy a language? A knowing? An awareness? ...
Beyond Compare

Beyond Compare

“My best friend, we used to compare our breasts, and she called mine footballs because they were long and pendulous. So, no, I didn’t like the shape of my breasts.” — Marsia (The Breast Archives) We all do this. All girls look around and try to figure out where they...
The “Word Void”

The “Word Void”

Let’s play ‘thesaurus.’ Can you tell me a synonym for the word BODY?  What comes to mind? Cross off any word that is a metaphor for a mechanical part (there goes frame, shaft, chassis), or that describes a body part or attribute (like torso, protoplasm, trunk,...