the worst part about going back to school is the sudden and constant presence of heterosexuals
I’m a writer and performance poet from Baltimore City, MD and a professional ding dong. I’ve been writing for the past seven years and performing for the past three, and with that in mind I decided it would be a great idea to just set the bar high and register for the Individual World Poetry Slam this year. Only thing is, it’s in Phoenix. Which is essentially across the country.
That’s the tricky part of it all. Now I wouldn’t register for IWPS if I thought I would solely need the help of a campaign to get me there. This is achievable on my own, but with serious budget constraints that are probably not the healthiest of options. Right now I work 35-40 hours a week, on top of biking too and from work. I don’t have a consistent work schedule and therefor fluctuate from mornings to evenings and back to mornings again, giving me a very inconsistent sleep schedule. It also doesn’t help that this summer has had a heavy mix of good and bad. June brought my house two robberies, but June and July had me open for musicians I greatly admire and get my name out into the City a bit more than it has been.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, and I’m asking for help with this not just because it’s something I “really really want,” but because the experiences I have to gain from attending IWPS this year are infinite and will help me grow as a poet, performer, and human. Any help I receive now I’ll be sure to always keep in mind and be thankful for. We help people not because of the perks, but because it feels good to help people achieve things. I know after all this is done, I’m going to be helping out tenfold to those around me (not that I wouldn’t regardless).
I’m officially over 2/5ths funded!
I’m half reblogging this because I took the photo Alain posted (and I’m a narcissistic twat), but mostly because you should help my extremely talented, deserving friend out.
Sometimes I shoot shows with @scenesofmadness and he gets a few shots of me doin’ my thing, occasionally alongside the lovely @brookelongphotography!
“i’m so in love
but he knew too much
about this body
to ever fall in love
Pat Skeffington of Scale the Summit
Glass Cloud/Scale the Summit Co-Headliner
Empire in Springfield, VA - 7/15/14
Hey Sara V, that’s a badass photo!
so glad to hear you liked it!
(this is sara’s personal tumblr).
to my followers - if you dig instrumental stuff, this guy’s band, scale the summit, is pretty amazing. i photographed them about a month ago for showlights and you should check ‘em out.
apparently e.l. james called former child star mara wilson (matilda) a “sad fuck” for critiquing the 50shades books a while ago and now there’s a feud. i love it.
MATILDA’S SHADE GAME IS SO STRONG I LOVE IT
because i needed more reason to love her.
You would think that teenagers would be the rudest customers when really it’s mostly old, middle-aged people.