anonymous asked:

(Holtzbert prompt) can you please give me a secret relationship holtzbert where abby and patty find out?

Thank you for the prompt, anon. It went in a little bit of an odd direction, but I hope you enjoy it.

i’m so glad i found you
~740 words, holtzbert fluff
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Holtz wasn’t entirely sure why Erin wanted to keep their relationship secret at first. She was willing to give Erin the benefit of the doubt for a while and keep it quiet from Abby, Patty and Kevin.

It wouldn’t be the first time that she’d been a closeted woman’s dirty little secret, but this time she wasn’t worried about that. Not with Erin.

They talk about it, a lot; about Erin coming out and going public with their relationship. And it would be very, very public. The whole of New York knowing kind of public.

After a while it became more obvious that it wasn’t just about the rest of the Ghostbusters as much as it was about Erin’s boomeranging social anxiety and the media that constantly followed them around. Holtz has never been ashamed of who she is, Erin’s pretty much always struggled with who she is even before her bi crisis.

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WHAT NOW? 2016: On Future Identities

Video documentation of this year’s symposium What Now? 2016: On Future Identities is now live on Art in General’s Vimeo page!

Organized by Art in General in collaboration with the Vera List Center for Art and Politics, the symposium considered how our contemporary political moment is different from the kinds of activism that arose around identity politics during the 1960s-1990s, and how new thinking might shape ideas around ‘performing citizenship’ or creating a new sense of commons in the future. 

For the first session of the symposium, Shifting Conversations—Identity Politics Today (video embedded above), moderator Stamatina Gregory, panelists Cliff Leek, Carlos Motta, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Jeannine Tang, and respondents Tina Zavitsanos and Joel Sanders tackled this notion of historical lineage and current progress through their multidisciplinary presentations and discussion. 

The panel took into account distinct definitions of activist engagement from a global perspective, and inquired into how frames of reference describing this term have shifted over time. What are key questions today in terms of the relationship between identity and self-determination? Furthermore, how do we approach the very act of “naming” identities today as fluid, mutable, and multiple constructions?