One of the more difficult things about recovery is learning how to take responsibility for your actions.
Learning how to stop using ‘but I’m an addict/but I’m disordered/but I can’t control it’ as excuses to engage in self-destructive behaviors.
Learning how to take back the control that you didn’t think you had and admit that you have every ounce of power to change what you’re doing.
YEs. It’s so so hard, but so necessary, to acknowledge this.
Henri Matisse, “The Pink Studio,” 1911
Kate Moss @ Vivienne Westwood A/W 1993
A helpful starting guide to body positivity.
Tom Phillips - A Humument (1966-73)
“In 1966 Phillips set himself a task: to find a second-hand book for threepence and alter every page by painting, collage and cut-up techniques to create an entirely new version. He found his threepenny novel in a junkshop on Peckham Rye, South London. This was an 1892 Victorian obscurity titled A Human Document by W.H Mallock and he titled his altered book A Humument.
The first version of all 367 treated pages was published in 1973 since when there have been four revised editions. A Humument is now one of the best known and loved of all 20th Century artist’s books and is regarded as a seminal classic of postmodern art.”
There’s an iPad app for this. Well worth it:
Devon Aoki by Mario Sorrenti
It reminds me of that famous Margaret Atwood quote: “Men are afraid that women will laugh at them. Women are afraid that men will kill them.” It also reminds me of something written by one of the mods of Sex Worker Problems: “Misandry irritates. Misogyny kills.”
I mean, it’s just true.