Keith: I don’t think a lot of people realize - he had a gut wound on a sinking submarine. He weren’t gonna’ make it, right? I saved his life! Let’s make that clear. I just want to make that clear. Nat: Yea, I’m not really sure about that… I’m pretty sure there were doctors fixing me up and everything before you bit me. Keith: No, no, no, no, no, no… you were on a sinking submarine with a stomach wound… Nat: I guess we’ll never know. Keith: Oh no! We know! Nat: Do we? Keith: Yea, yea… we do!
Art therapy can be an effective method of healing those experiencing PTSD and TBI. We spoke with Melissa Walker, a nationally recognized art therapist working at NICoE, and Marcie McCammond, a former Airman, about the benefits of this unique form of therapy and how it can help treat post traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury.
songs i ran away to another hemisphere with / a travel soundtrack
// 1. Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone // 2. To The Ends of the Earth - Lord Huron // 3. Step Out - José González // 4. Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard // 5. Zimbabwe - New Navy // 6. Beach - San Cisco // 7. Mountain Sound - Of Monsters and Men // 8. Brand New Day - Kodaline // 9. Tongue Tied - Grouplove // 10. Pumpin’ Blood - NONONO // 11. Wings - Birdy // 12. Think of England - Bear’s Den // 13. This City Never Sleeps - Jason Walker // 14. England - The National //
Rivière [Briton Riviere] (1840-1920): Fidelity, 1869, oil on canvas, 87 x 115.5
cm, Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, Liverpool, United Kingdom, source:
19thcenturybritpaint.blogspot.com and bridgemanimages.com.
“The statement I am going to read was prepared by three of the women nominated for the National Book Award for poetry, with the agreement that it would be read by whichever of us, if any, was chosen. We, Audre Lorde, Adrienne Rich, and Alice Walker, together accept this award in the name of all the women whose voices have gone and still go unheard in a patriarchal world, and in the name of those who, like us, have been tolerated as token women in this culture, often at great cost and in great pain. We believe that we can enrich ourselves more in supporting and giving to each other than by competing against each other; and that poetry — if it is poetry — exists in a realm beyond ranking and comparison. We symbolically join together here in refusing the terms of patriarchal competition and declaring that we will share this prize among us, to be used as best we can for women. We appreciate the good faith of the judges for this award, but none of us could accept this money for herself, nor could she let go unquestioned the terms on which poets are given or denied honor and livelihood in this world, especially when they are women. We dedicate this occasion to the struggle for self-determination of all women, of every color, identification, or derived class: the poet, the housewife, the lesbian, the mathematician, the mother, the dishwasher, the pregnant teenager, the teacher, the grandmother, the prostitute, the philosopher, the waitress, the women who will understand what we are doing here and those who will not understand yet; the silent women whose voice have been denied us, the articulate women who have given us strength to do our work.”
Text of the 1974 National Book Award speech for poetry, as read by Adrienne Rich (April 18, 1974).
“The first time I heard Audre Lorde’s voice was in the spring of 1973; I was living in Jackson, Mississippi. She called from New York to read a statement that she and Adrienne Rich were preparing for delivery on National Book Awards night. All three of us had been nominated: Audre and I suspected the winner would be Adrienne — no black woman poet had ever been selected before — but I realized as we talked that Adrienne and Audre were friends, and determined not to have something so extraneous as an award come between them. I firmly supported this attitude. Audre and I went over the statement, the gist of which was that whoever was selected by the National Book Award committee would accept the award in the names of the other two, as well as in the name of all women, those who would understand the significance of our statement and those who would not. Adrienne Rich did win, and she read our statement, in her strong and brilliant voice, and to this day I feel this means we all won.”
Alice Walker, from “Audre’s Voice,” I Am Your Sister: Collected and Unpublished Writings of Audre Lorde.
If you are in Southern Louisiana please stay safe. My heart is breaking as I see my close friends and family members losing so much and being so terrified. I am worried about everyone, please get help if you need it.
Red Cross is at Walker Baptist Church.
The National Guard has helicopters now in Denham Springs and surrounding areas
If you are stranded call Homeland Security at 225-686-3996, 911 is overflowing with calls and are missing many. The Red Cross and The National Guard will help you if you need food, water, rescue, or shelter.