Resilient as F**k

ResilientAsFKHeader.jpgThis past weekend I checked out the event of an old acquaintance I knew from my work at San Francisco Women Against Rape (SFWAR), Eri Guajardo Johnson. I heard about the event from following her on Instagram, where I saw that she was pursuing healing, holistic work and talked a lot about unicorns. I hoped that in going I might be able to connect with her in-person, and learn from and be inspired by her work. I had reached out to a number of friends to attend with me at Qulture Collective, a queer community space in Oakland that I hadn’t been to yet but had been wanting to check out, but they were all busy on Sunday afternoon. Admittedly, I was a little nervous going on my own- I felt a bit like the dorky kid who hoped to belong. Continue reading

SF Open Studios- Weekend 4

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Last Saturday, with only a shoulder bag in tow, I hopped on my bike to cover some ground for SF Open Studios Weekend 4. The air was warm, especially for November, and I had hours to go until the studios closed for the day. It turned out going on the early side worked in my favor, because I got to spend time talking to the artists I visited before the turnouts increased. I’m always glad when I learn the story behind work (I guess that over letting ‘the work speak for itself,’ although they’re not mutually exclusive). Continue reading