Lily, do you have a Grace in your own life? “A Grace? I always think I’m gonna say my partner Jane [Wagner] at first, but then I think back and she’s so much more like Frankie. I mean… I think in some ways she’s ALL things to me. So I think she’s Grace on one hand and in the other end I realise she’s relly Frankie - and I’m HER Grace. It’s a little mixed up.” - Lily Tomlin
where do u get inspiration for fiction? are u working on anything now?
I get inspiration from black women. The black women I grew up around. My mother, my witch grandmother, my black ndn great great mother who had land stolen from her. I as well take inspiration from the black women who are where I want to be; Claudia Rankine, Robin Coste-Lewis, Helen Oyeyemi, Toni Morrison. Black women are genius, Kelsey Lu, Mirel Wagner, Grace Jones. My friends @goatmoss@o-toto@astrobleme22 we are amazing
rn I’m working a second edition of my book Dark Matter as well as a book of prose titled, “The Sun Weakens Beneath The Skin”
Kurt keeps in contact with his parents and calls them at least three times a week.
Kurt’s parents send him care packages every once in a while, especially on his birthday.
Kurt’s father (Christian Wagner) is a huge soccer fan and because of this he taught Kurt the sport early on. It took him up until the age of 12 before he stopped running after the ball on all fours.
Kurt is a great soccer player.
Kurt still keeps up with German soccer as much as he can since he wants to be able to talk about it with his dad. He isn’t really interested in the sport itself, but sees it as what helped him and his father bond.
His mother (Grace Wagner) taught him how to cook early.
Kurt wasn’t allowed to leave home too often unless he was with his parents, so when they couldn’t go too far his parents made sure to supply him with books, board games, and other things to keep him entertained and busy.
The lowest part of Kurt’s life was when he was 10 years old and a group of people came to his house to try and talk his parents into selling him into a circus freak show. He overheard the conversation.
Kurt’s parents call him their angel to go against what people usually call him.
Kittyinva: 1927 photo of girls working on a car: “High School girls learn the art of auto-mobile mechanics. L. to R. Grace Hurd, Evelyn Harrison and Corinne DiJulian, with Grace Wagner under the car.” From Central High School, Washington, D.C.
Constantly highlighting quotes and passages has made you hate your yellow highlighter. Every other sentence seems to be highlighted and the yellow bars are beginning to blur together. There’s a large part of you that wants to chuck To Kill A Mockingbird out the window, but in front of the window sits your close friend and study buddy Kurt. The blue mutant seems to be having an easier time of combing through the chapter and highlighting the key parts. The two of you have made a point of studying together at least a couple times a week. You help him with his reading and he helps you feel less alone.
CRYING BECAUSE ASHLEY WAGNER GETS HER OLYMPIC EXPERIENCE AFTER BARELY MISSING IT IN 2010, POLINA EDMUNDS A 15 YEAR OLD WHO’S FAMILY IS FROM RUSSIA GETS TO EXPERIENCE RUSSIA FOR THE FIRST TIME, AND GRACE GOLD GETS TO BE GRACE AND MAYBE CHALLENGE FOR GOLD
BUT ALSO CRYING BECAUSE MIRAI NAGASU IS A PERFECT HUMAN BEING AND SHE CAN’T GO EVEN THOUGH SHE GOT THIRD BUT I UNDERSTAND WHY THEY DIDN’T PICK HER BUT I STILL CRY