Wednesday, 17 March 2010

I stole these words..

...from The Manifesta to Young Women and Girls:

Everyone's making everything up / There is no one in charge except for those / Who pretend to be / No one is coming / No one is going to / Rescue you / Mind read your needs / Know your body better than you / Always fight back.

Ask for it / Say you want it / Cherish your solitude / Take trains by yourself to places / You have never been / Sleep out alone under the stars / Learn how to drive a stick shift / Go so far away that you stop being afraid of / Not coming back.

Say no when you don't want to do something / Say yes if your instincts are strong / Even if everyone around you disagrees / Decide whether you want to be liked or admired / Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out / What you're doing here / Believe in kissing. 

                                          (circa 1986)

....But then Eve did steal my little speech about 'muchness'

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