Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Super short post

The blog Feminism in Focus asked me to participate in their festival for feminist vloggers (video bloggers). Here’s what I came up with. Enjoy! And watch the other videos – they’re awesome!  

7 comments:

  1. Cool, Eva! I'm going to read the full answers on the blog because I had trouble tracking all of your responses. What stuck with me were key words. Thank you!

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  2. Hi, Eva! I hope you're busy training Bailey -- and/or busy with other positive things -- and that's why you haven't been posting entries as often lately. My fiancee and I (we got engaged the day after they recognized marriage equality in our state, which makes a great anniversary) are also disabled lesbians, and we love your stories. Of course we identify with a lot of the issues you run into with strangers behaving badly-I-mean-"weirdly." ;þ Some of our experiences differ in detail due to our specific disabilities being different, but a lot of these things are pretty consistent thematically no matter what someone's particular disability is.

    We hope to see more entries from you soon... but we look forward to reading more no matter how long it takes!

    (I was going to just identify myself for the comment-form using my Google account, but it's still insisting on displaying my name as "the" even though I could've sworn I fixed that. So I used name/URL... and as you can see, we're badly behind on updating our blog.)

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  3. D'oh, I meant to actually comment on this post, too. The way you did this video, where (at least this is what it looks like?) you printed out your answers onto thin magnet material and cut them into individual words like poetry magnets, then placed/tossed the magnets onto the surface (fridge?) one at a time, really does a great job of simulating how much effort it can take for you and someone else to converse -- more effort than the 'average' person, whoever that is, but not so much that it's impossible by any means. I gather from your other posts and videos that that isn't a literal depiction of how you communicate, but it makes a great visual metaphor. It also provides a sort of additional "background" answer to some of the questions, covering nuances that you didn't address verbally. I wasn't sure if I was catching all of your answers as I was watching the video, because sometimes it was hard for me to tell whether I'd missed a word, but I checked the video description at YT after watching it here, and it turns out I didn't miss a thing. :D

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  4. And for no apparent reason I got switched back to my Google identity, which misidentifies me. (No, Google, my name is not "the"; please stop telling people it is.) Sorry. Both the first "Jack and Té" comment and the one attributed to "the" are me/us.

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  5. I really liked this video. Sometimes it was hard to follow what you were saying, especially when the space was filled up with words, but then I realized it served as a nice portrayal that sometimes communication isn't as clear as I want / expect it to be.

    It made me think about how impatient I am when I can't instantly communicate with someone or understand them, because I have a set idea of how I *should* be able to communicate with other people (which comes from able-bodied privilege.)

    So thanks! (And I like the song you used.)

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