I think for so long women were the muses for men in order to create. And they were kind of silenced in that manner in that they were the means that men used. I think it’s important to show that we’re not just an inspiration for someone else’s art – that we have our own thoughts and feelings and challenges and world views. As opposed to being this single-faceted person.
I hate my first poetry book. But I also think it’s really normal to hate anything you’ve written more than a week ago. Usually in the present moment I think something’s good and then later on, usually upon reflection, I’m not super proud of it. I think i’m always evolving so there’s a really short window in which I create something I really enjoy.
I sit at my kitchen table with a record player playing, and my typewriter somewhere in close proximity on the table. My laptop is there too, although I don’t necessarily write much on my laptop – I prefer to handwrite things or use my typewriter.
The struggle of anything. Love, life, my own values, other people’s values, observations. I think the differences between myself and other people – I guess it all comes from the same place of understanding and wanting to understand and forcing myself to see things from other people’s perspectives.