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    In March of 2014, I was diagnosed with a rare form of pancreatic cancer at the age of 23. Doctors removed a tennis ball sized tumor, my spleen, 22 lymph nodes, and 40% of my pancreas. The surgery left me out of commission for six months and I am now unable to hold jobs that require standing…

  2. Roofie Red? Sassy Assault? Just say No-Opal? Nail Polish Gets a Rape-y Makeover!

    Roofie Red? Sassy Assault? Just say No-Opal? Nail Polish Gets a Rape-y Makeover!

    I can’t help but notice that this articleis one big media mindfuck. Let me try and break this down at 5:30 am: The second you see an article that begins with “Feminists say…” JUST. STOP. FREEZE. You already know that what you are looking at is a direct contributor to the ongoing socially constructed myth that a feminist is a feminist is a feminist. This would be equivalent to starting out your…

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  3. Rape Nail Polish

    I didn’t expect my response to this article to be so damn lengthy but that’s the kinda shit that happens when you get all worked up.

    Read this first—->

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/386267/feminists-say-roofie-detecting-nail-polish-actually-also-rape-culture-katherine-timpf

    I can’t help but notice that this article is one big media mindfuck. Let me try and quickly break this down at close to 5am in the morning:

     The second you see an article that begins with “Feminists say…” JUST. STOP.  FREEZE. You already know that what you are looking at is a direct contributor to the ongoing socially constructed myth that a feminist is a feminist is a feminist. This would be equivalent to starting out your article with “Jews Say…..” “Mexicans Say…..” “Black People say….”  lumping a group together as having one opinion/one set of morals/one way of viewing a product is downright ignorant (not to mention lazy). Maybe if we stopped assuming/being programmed via media sources that “Feminists say…..” anything as one-man-hating-gelatinous unit we could start to finally disassociate the word “feminist” from it’s F-Word status.

    There is a wide-fucking-array of feminist ideologies/movements/etc both throughout history and even more so today. For example:

    Liberal feminism, Anarcha-feminism,  Radical Feminism, Cultural feminism, separatist feminism, Chicana feminism, postmodern feminism ….. and if you want to see just how many categories I am leaving out go head over to your local google search bar.

    Let’s also not forget when you say things like “Feminists say…” the article/story/person is always about to reference a group of women (usually in a state of discontent and rage). Guess what? Men are feminists too.

    The concern presented (with no data to back anything up regarding how this writer got access to the minds of all feminist beings on the planet) is that the very fact the nail polish is being created in it of itself is contributing to rape culture- reinforcing it as normal behavior and something women now have to add as their responsiblity to avoid assault.
    While this is a completely valid point I also can’t make this such a black and white issue.
    We need to address the problem at the root but we also need immediate safety measures.  I can’t help but feel sad for us as a society that we can fund and dedicate so much  academic resources to making rape-friendly nail polish but we can’t seem to get some serious discourse going on why so many women are being raped in the first place. Stop giving women rape bandaids. Stop telling victims of sexual assault that staying safe is 100 percent up to them. Maybe most men don’t need to think about these things but once little girls start wearing nail polish for the first time and are told to swirl there fingers around before the new babysitter serves them juice we have bred a new generation of fear and the expectation that as a woman we are always gonna have to be on guard. What about a product that gives a dude (or person) who is about to rape someone an electrical shock. And they have to wear/put this device on there belt or bracelet before heading to the club. Ya know, in case they start feeling a little Rape-y and that bitch wasn’t wearing her nail polish. Now - of course, it’s all her fault again.  

    Questions I have: Is this toxic? I know they will say it’s not but we eat and consume and breath unregulated chemicals every fucking day. In fact most makeup is toxic as shit. You may as well rub rat poison on your cheeks. Second, how much will this cost?  Will they have a wide array of AWESOME colors? Will people know right away that it’s ’special’ polish? “Hey- bro- that chick over there. I’m pretty sure I heard from Ricky that is the Roofie Red shade. I wouldn’t go after that one.” Will they have names like Roofie Red? Sassy Assault? Just say No-Opal?

    What happens if the nail polish is a dud and doesn’t work and she gets raped? Will the court make note she had on rape-detecting polish and therefore failed in her own responsibility? It is terrifying and so clearly something I can see happening with some sleaze bag lawyers.  “No, your honor- she swirled her drink. If I roofed her how come it didn’t change color?”

    Yes- women do not all even wear nail polish but I don’t take issue with that specific complaint. Because again, every women is different. Every feminist is different. But we all can get raped the same. And to me- that seems like something the perpetrators need to fix- not the victims.

    NOTE: This doesn’t mean I don’t think having something like is bad in our current reality. Because when it comes down to quality of life- if you can save yourself from a lifetime of trauma by swirling your finger inside a cosmo then by all means. Rock that shit out in all shades, sistahs.

  4. This is my segment from the Feb 2014 Women In Horror Recognition Month Massive Blood Drive PSA produced by tWIStED tWINS PRODUCtIONS. (What a fucking honor to have been asked first of all. But that is a given).

    This was hands down the most challenging film-making/art-making experience I have ever had. What looks like a fuzzy little segment has more mishaps and tears behind it then I have space to write. The morning I was set to shoot the PSA everyone involved had super critical stuff come up leaving just myself and the two actors Rina-fay London Monroe and Chris Dubey. I had never shot video without a camera operator and learning the functions, lenses, focus on the camera was hard to do while also trying to direct and figure out a new premise and set design hours before shooting.
    So - yes- the camera is out of focus because I had no idea how to use it. I made mistakes like turning the camera upside down- forgetting I wasn’t shooting photos. The sFX didn’t go as planned. And I had to edit it—a clustefuck of bad footage to make it somehow look presentable via iMovie.


                                                TAKE AWAY:


    I have never been more proud of not giving up on something as I am of this segment. If you only knew all the ins and out it is a miracle I just didn’t hide under the covers. I did cry. I admit that. But cry all you want, baby- just don’t give up. Learn through the tears and come out more confident and experienced in the end- no matter what anyone thinks. Be proud of overcoming something that seemed like it just wasn’t meant to be but you fucking kept going at it from every creative angle to find a way- anyway no matter how crazy it seems to try to make it come together.


    Even if it means spending days/weeks with long manuals and youtube tutorials. You have nothing that can stop you if you just keep fucking moving forward. 
Last minute problems and how you handle them are key to how successful you will be in creating work (regardless of if commercially successful or not). Best advice I have gotten (and learned on my own) is that when directing you have to think on your feet and be very creative / resourceful very quickly to make things work. This segment is a reminder to me in life that no matter what obstacles come my way there is nothing that can truly stop me (or you!) Even if the end product is not what was intended that is inconsequential. Completion is no easy feat. Preserver always. Unrelenting Determination. Harmonious levels of patience. You got this shit.

    Thank you to Jen and Sylv for the opportunity and thank you to Chris and Rina for also seeing this through.


    This is what film school looks like. Learning the hard way. Learning by doing. That is all you need and your fucking golden. Nothing is a mistake if you learn from it. Mistakes are a gift if you remember that is how *real* learning and innovation in life takes place.


    To see the full version with segments from Patricia Chica Filmmaker, Jen Soska & Sylvia Soska, (myself), Maude Michaud , Actress Jessica Cameron, and Isabel Peppard go here—-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jPg5HcvXE

  5. Don’t be afraid of the desire to commit suicide. Embrace it, sit with it, come out alive for having made it through the suffering with new found strength

    Suicidal ideation is not the problem. Its the escalation of intensity and inability to clearly sift through the numb pain and reach out to those you care for and trust.

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