paula-cohen

I shall speak about women’s writing: about what it will do. Woman must write her self: must write about women and bring women to writing, from which they have been driven away as violently as from their bodies—for the same reasons, by the same law, with the same fatal goal. Woman must put herself into the text—as into the world and into history—by her own movement.
—  Hélène Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa (tr. by Paula and Keith Cohen)

“D & D game night”
Based off of the draw your OCs meme I reblogged earlier.

In case anyone needs clarification:
Holding the mic and narrating enthusiastically: Sam
Praying for these poor people to return to their senses: Janine
In the baby jail box: Paula
Screaming ‘get wrecked’ on top of said baby jail: Maxine
And then Jody, Simon, Five and Sara in various states of hysteria.

Who, surprised and horrified by the fantastic tumult of her drive s (for she was made to believe that a well-adjusted normal woman has a… divine composure), hasn’t accused herself of being a monster? Who, feeling a funny desire stirring inside her (to sing, to write, to dare, to speak, in short, to bring out something new), hasn’t thought she was sick?
—  Hélène Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa (tr. by Paula and Keith Cohen)
We’ve been turned away from our bodies, shamefully taught to ignore them, to strike them with that stupid sexual modesty; we’ve been made victims of the old fool’s game: each one will love the other sex. I’ll give you your body and you’ll give me mine. But who are the men who will give women the body that women blindly yield to them?
—  Hélène Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa (tr. by Paula and Keith Cohen)
We’re stormy, and that which is ours breaks loose from us without
our fearing any debilitation. Our glances, our smiles, are spent; laughs exude from all our mouths; our blood flows and we extend ourselves without ever reaching an end; we never hold back our thoughts, our signs, our writing; and we’re not afraid of lacking.
—  Hélène Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa (tr. by Paula and Keith Cohen)
  • alexander hilbert: I was trying to accelerate human healing to make people effectively immortal
  • hilbert: instead it's a virus that mostly just kills people
  • me: you don't say
  • paula cohen: we were trying to accelerate human healing to make people effectively immortal
  • me: don't say it
  • paula: instead it's a zombie virus
  • me: for the love of
Genderqueer Sam

A little ficbit with genderqueer Sam. Who is in a happy relationship with Maxine and Paula because let’s go for broke here.

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“It’s no good, I look stupid,” Sam said, glancing down at themself and smoothing the skirt of the canary yellow sundress that they were trying on. 

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