Hug your abortion provider!

Tomorrow is National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.  In honor of Dr. Tiller and those before him, this is a day to honor those who go to work every day and risk their lives for a legal medical procedure.

Things you can do:

In 1996, the National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers started as a way to help stop the isolation and create a positive climate for abortion providers across the country. Dr. David Gunn was assassinated on March 10, 1993 by an anti-choice extremist.

Assholes

You know you’ve had an interesting week when you start and end with two profound comments about assholes.

The beginning of week started with a conversation about life’s eternal struggle – finding a job that satisfies.

One person’s perspective on the dream job:

  • work on projects you love
  • avoid assholes
  • get paid enough to travel to far off lands

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The end of the week was enlightened by a Kiki Smith lecture.  A lecture of casual f-bombs (feminism), deconstruction, self-determination, changing forms (drops: blood to rain to milk), animal hair, fighting like hell to not be culturally owned, flipping meaning, and embracing then utilizing contradictions. Kiki Smith called herself a “self-righteous asshole.” She was irreverent and brilliant.

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Strengthening the power of interpretation, having the courage to envision, and demanding to be dynamic in a static culture, these are a few things on my to-do list.