I'm a University student living in Lethbridge, AB. It's really windy here and sometimes that makes it difficult to ride my bike. I have one internship left until I am a certified high school English teacher, which sometimes makes me feel uncomfortable because I'm really not that much of a grownup.
My name is commonly misspelled and mispronounced. I like sewing, my turtle, body mods, nature, Iceland, a vast variety of music, festivals, being outdoors, cephalopods, accessories, incense, literature and smells that remind me of the past.
The power of words can conquer all.
I haven’t posted in a while, but today is an extremely relevant day.
I was accepted by the Calgary Board of Education and will begin teaching in January.
The last six years have finally paid off. This is so surreal….
Did an amazing lesson with my 20-2 students today in regards to this campaign. Talked about this, cultural appropriation, stereotypes and identity. I finally felt like i was able to reconnect with them after some meaningful debates and discussions :)
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Tomorrow is Friday the 13th, anyone have any cool creepy poems/short stories/visual texts I could do with my Grade 11 English classes?
Javier Pérez: En Puntas (2013)
Video installation of variable measurements comprising:
Sculpture: pointe shoes, stainless steel knives
Video projection: HD blu-ray, with sound, screened on a wall
A ballerina, whose pointe shoes are extended by a set of sharp kitchen knives, dances and twirls insistently until reaching exhaustion, fighting to maintain balance on the lid of a grand piano set on a stage. The theatre with its red velvet warm lighting, resembles an oversized music box. The camera turns around the dancer revealing the opposite side of the room: an empty and painfully bare theatre.
The ballerina appears as an eerie figure expressing effort, sacrifice and pain in her strive for perfection. Both fragile and cruel. Initially shy and hesitant, her steps become more and more emphatic, menacing and not exempt of violence, scraping and cutting into the delicate surface of the piano with her sharp pointe shoes.
Through this work, Javier Perez investigates and reflects once again upon the human condition. Using a strongly metaphorical language rich in powerful symbolism, he reveals the weaknesses that become the boundaries between seemingly irreconcilable concepts such as: beauty and cruelty, fragility and violence, culture and nature or life and death.
this is… one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen, somehow.
The witch laughed so loudly and evilly that the toad and eels she had had on her lap jumped down into the mud. “You came at the right time,” she said. “Tomorrow I could not have helped you; you would have had to wait a year. I will mix you a potion. Drink it tomorrow morning before the sun rises, while you are sitting on the beach. Your tail will divide and shrink, until it becomes what human beings call ‘pretty legs.’ It will hurt; it will feel as if a sword were going through your body. All who see you will say that you are the most beautiful human child they have ever seen. You will walk more gracefully than any dancer; but every time your foot touches the ground it will feel as though you were walking on knives so sharp that your blood must flow. If you are willing to suffer all this, then I can help you.” “I will,” whispered the little mermaid, and thought of her prince and how she would win an immortal soul.
CAN I GET A HELL YEAH!??
*teacher voice* i dont know, can you?
*sighs* “MAY I get a hell yeah?”
*teacher voice* you should have gotten a hell yeah during the break before class started