sophcw at gmail dot com
Scrape your knee, it's only skin.
i dont want my words to be taken out of context
i dont want to be infantilized because i refuse to be sexualized
i dont want to be molested at shows or on the street by people who perceive me as an object that exists for their personal satisfaction
i dont want to live in a world where im gonna have to start employing body guards because this kind of behavior is so commonplace and accepted and I’m pissed that when I express concern over my own safety it’s often ignored until people see firsthand what happens and then they apologize for not taking me seriously after the fact…
I’m tired of men who aren’t professional or even accomplished musicians continually offering to ‘help me out’ (without being asked), as if i did this by accident and i’m gonna flounder without them. or as if the fact that I’m a woman makes me incapable of using technology. I have never seen this kind of thing happen to any of my male peers
I’m tired of the weird insistence that i need a band or i need to work with outside producers (and I’m eternally grateful to the people who don’t do this)
im tired of being considered vapid for liking pop music or caring about fashion as if these things inherently lack substance or as if the things i enjoy somehow make me a lesser person
im tired of being congratulated for being thin because i can more easily fit into sample sizes from the runway
im tired of people i love betraying me so they can get credit or money
I’m sad that it’s uncool or offensive to talk about environmental or human rights issues
I’m tired of creeps on message boards discussing whether or not they’d “fuck” me
I’m tired of people harassing my dancers and treating them like they aren’t human beings
I’m sad that my desire to be treated as an equal and as a human being is interpreted as hatred of men, rather than a request to be included and respected (I have four brothers and many male best friends and a dad and i promise i do not hate men at all, nor do i believe that all men are sexist or that all men behave in the ways described above)
im tired of being referred to as ‘cute,’ as a ‘waif’ etc., even when the author, fan, friend, family member etc. is being positive
1 a homeless and helpless person, esp. a neglected or abandoned child: she is foster-mother to various waifs and strays .
• an abandoned pet animal.
1 attractive in a pretty or endearing way: a cute kitten.
• informal sexually attractive.
I’m tired of people assuming that just because something happens regularly it’s ok
i have so much love for everyone who has been cool and amazing. I have the best job in the world but I’m done with being passive about any kind of status quo that allows anyone to suffer or to be disrespected
Grimes world tour is officially over, the visions album cycle is officially over, and I’m now taking the time to overhaul everything and make it better
much love to every fan - stuff can be lame sometimes but its really cool to have this support <3
GRIMES IS THE SHIT, FUCK YA’LL WHO DIDN’T THINK SO.
above: early press photos shot by my friend sadaf of me and d’eon for darkbloom EP hehe
below: humiliating photograph of my highschool self. self hatred bleeding out of my braces
im not a tumblr goth, but i am a goth on tumblr
practising with the lights
O school recital 2012
they used skin! sick
If I was in high school when Visions came out I 100% would have choreographed to it.
tried to read the news, depressed. meticulously searching the internet for the cutest possible pug dog
is it this one?
Blue Hawaii - Blue Gowns
good intro to blue hawaii
It’s cool that Grimes likes this I like it a lot too.
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Another comparison-and-contrast which naturally occupies my mind is with my main favourite of last year, EMA. Apart from them both being artistic projects of hugely talented young women, there are probably more differences than similarities. In a way, they’re almost total opposites: EMA looking backwards to the past of guitar-based blues and folk, analogue recording and manipulation; Grimes embracing a digital future of technologised, immaterial sounds and electronic pop. But there’s a common thread of self-production, experimentation and control of process, in an attempt to forge a wholly authentic artistic vision - where ‘authentic’ means nothing more and nothing less than ‘true to self’.
Nothing in Visions is as lyrically visceral as ‘Marked’, although the subject matter and import of ‘Oblivion’ probably comes close, but issues of sex and physicality are there as well on songs like this one. It sounds to me like ‘Skin’ has at least four different vocal styles running through it, and their audibility and textural qualities convey the multifariousness of human thought and (internal) ‘voice’ (“you act like nothing happened/but it meant the world to me” softly spoken, “you can’t see the wind in the trees” beautifully sung).
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