these texts are an archive of my life in the San Francisco Bay Area from march 2007 - march 2015. it stands as a record of close to a decade of my life, charting the struggles i faced as an artist, daughter, and lover. messy and chaotic at times, eloquent and poetic at others, these texts are an index i am proud of. it was here in this electric box that i learned how to be honest about my experiences and the person i needed to become. it was here that i first learned the truism that words make the world and how to trust such a beautiful, rife, hard fact.

thank you for meeting me here in such tall grass.


my artist website is here.

May 26, 2011

wear it, swear it.

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forward...



or backward, you wouldn't believe the looks one gets for wearing this to the grocery store. hahahaha!

body as billboard. sweater as art form. fashion = announcement, pronouncement, provocation, an embrace of the filthy word. this sweater robs those jerks of the ability to shame a girl in to silence by throwing this little slur out. so common. so horribly common. fuck that. crazy like my mother? you have no idea.

13 comments:

Hannah Stephenson said...

Woohoo...GREAT sweater. I love it.

angela simione said...

AHHHHHHHH! thank you, hannah!!! me too! i want to wear it everyday! :D

sMacThoughts said...

OH my gosh, how funny you are!! Go for it; if it fits, I say where it OUT LOUD! :)

Radish King said...

Now this is fashion as art/ art as fashion. This is the heart of the true "fashionista". This is brave and honest and biting and well this is what Lady Gaga wants to be when she grows up. Yo. You are amazing.
love,
Rebecca

Radish King said...

ps. I see her behind you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pamela said...

This is amazing stuff! I love it. And in my case it would be true-blue honesty.

yolanda said...

love it!!!

Marylinn Kelly said...

I am the matronly looking creature behind the shopping cart, giving you the wink and thumbs-up and mouthing, "Oh, yeah." This is one of the coolest things...possibly ever. xo Rock on.

angela simione said...

susan!!! there you are! thank you so much! YAY!!! :D

angela simione said...

rebecca!!!! AHHHHHHHHH! thank you, sweet friend! i had no idea how confrontational this sentace was until i wore it out and then instantly noticed ALL EYES ON ME reading this all too common slur against us and our mothers, our lineage, our lives. thank you!

(ha! i figured it was okay to put that last one up since her head is blocked by my head. ;) )

angela simione said...

pamela! hahaha! that's awesome! the honesty contained within this sentence is so beautiful/brutal and i cherish it so. :) thank you!!!!

angela simione said...

yolanda, thank you so much! <3

angela simione said...

marylinn!!!! thank you so much! AHHHHHHHHH! how great would it be to see an entire army of ladies wearing this in the grocery store? i'm so happy you like it! thank you!!!!! :D