You Don’t Need to Have a Brand

You don’t have to have a brand as a creative person. You can just create. It’s fine. Late-stage capitalism and social media are impacting our relationships to ourselves and our art. We are encouraged to commodify, label, and measure the success of our creativity. If we don’t have a large audience for our work, weContinue reading “You Don’t Need to Have a Brand”

Someone’s Probably Laughing at Your Art

Yes, someone’s probably laughing at your art. Depending on the size of your audience, there may be multiple people laughing at it. Unless you’re a comedian, this probably doesn’t feel great. I recently saw another poet talk about how devastated they were to find out their partner and his friends laughed at their poetry. Obviously,Continue reading “Someone’s Probably Laughing at Your Art”

Create What You Want to Create

Let yourself create what you want to create. Your art can be anything. It does not have to be serious. It does not have to be “real”. Creating silly art for the sake of it is a gift you can give to yourself. Creating silly art for the sake of it is a gift youContinue reading “Create What You Want to Create”

Life is Absurd

Life isn’t that serious. Sure, it has its moments, but mainly, life is absurd. I am at my healthiest when I can recognize the absurdity. I am at my healthiest when I can laugh at my life. It’s when I get too serious that I get stuck. If there’s one quality I could never liveContinue reading “Life is Absurd”

Queer4Queer

I am Queer4Queer. I’m a queer person. I identify as queer. If you want to get technical about it, I’m bisexual. I am attracted to people of all genders. At this point in my life, I am prioritizing sexual and romantic connections with women and non-binary people. Though I am attracted to them, I haveContinue reading “Queer4Queer”