so this one time i went to see a movie w/ a couple of my friends, one of whom knew i was queer, and there was this one part part where a bunch of lesbians are laying to rest a destroyed jet ski. one of the women starts giving a eulogy that kind of went like “now we lay to rest this aquatic vehicle” and then there’s cheering from the crowd and then she’s like “we are so sorry that not all of us were able to feel your thundering motor between our thighs” and then there’s this like sparse clapping and a couple “yeah!”s from the crowd and i just let out this really loud “HA-HA” and then the whole theater starts laughing and anyway long story short that was the day i came out to one of my friends
Dad: “GO TO YOUR ROOM NOW!” Child: *storms off* “JIM MORRISON WAS OVERRATED!” Dad: “WHAT DID I TELL YOU ABOUT SLAMMING THE DOORS!?”
This is my entry that I submitted to Standing Still, an Orange Is the New Black zine, which is being curated by my friends Jessica Roux, Julia Lavigne, and Reina Castellanos.
Suzanne ‘Crazy Eyes’ Warren is my favorite character in Orange Is the New Black. She’s crazy - she has more problems than she has bantu knots in her hair! - but she’s also intelligent; she’s an intellectual who likes poetry, and who writes poems for her prison wife - her dandelion.
this still makes my heart stop, Jade. Too perfect.