[Feature photo: Rob Nunn]
Writing faculty member Candice Walsh shares what’s taking up her brain space lately.
There’s been a strong response to Elliot Rodger’s murderous rampage in the US, particularly in the online community. The Twitter hashtag #YesAllWomen went viral and some big publications had a close examination of misogyny and gun laws. This was my favourite response, because it’s a fair assessment of what happened and addresses both female and male roles. An important conversation is taking place around the world.
We lost a talented writer and activist last month. If you haven’t read anything by Angelou, go pick up I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, immediately! Her fascinating life as a dancer, educator, author, poet, sex worker, street car conductor (and more) revolved around one central theme: love for all.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
I don’t read a lot of blogs these days, but every now and then a totally honest and fun piece will come across my desktop…like this edgy read by Sarah Kloke: “The secret to getting your shit together is a dangerous one. It most definitely includes a roundabout route to self-disappointment and a dump truck disaster of ill-defined phrases (such as, ‘getting shit together’) used out of context because of one’s relaxed vocabulary.”
This is completely just for fun…but FINALLY! Come on — don’t tell me I’m not the only one who has agonized over what happens in a dishwasher. I abhor that agonizing moment when you quickly pull back the door, and all action stops. Well, the mystery has been solved. And it’s slightly phallic.