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Over a year later…

Friday, February 10th, 2012

There have been many times in the past year when I have wanted to update this blog, but lack of time and exhaustion of the topic stopped me.  I knew that it would take me months to fully understand what happened to me and it has.  For many weeks after, I didn’t even want to […]

The days after…

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

The day after I was “released” from the gallery space, mentally I felt great, but physically I felt ill.   It took me a few days to start feeling normal again.  I lost six pounds over the course of the month and for someone as small as I am that’s a lot.  It’s now a week […]

Day 30

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

What have I learned? This will be a question a lot of people will be asking me.  The answer is not so simple.  I don’t think I will know for weeks or months what all this meant and how it has changed me.  What I do know is that Josh and I have just scratched […]

Day 29

Monday, November 29th, 2010

What is a month in public isolation like?  Well, it’s not isolating in a traditional sense – it’s public.   There is no place to hide except the bathroom (which I haven’t done but wanted to many times) or under the covers (which I have many times, but doesn’t give much comfort.)  It’s a place where […]

Day 28

Sunday, November 28th, 2010

This month, I have seen many of the same faces outside of these windows.  Some of whom I have been able to talk to on Facebook, Twitter, or email.  Some I haven’t spoken to at all, but we wave and smile. I find a sense of comfort in our daily interaction.  When you spend this […]

Day 27

Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Recently, I was talking to a person who I met right before I started this project.  I only met him a couple of times and we spoke very little in person, but over the course of the month we have spoken a lot.  When asked if he would consider me a friend he said maybe […]

Day 26

Friday, November 26th, 2010

‘The Dumbest Generation, Mark Bauerlein asserts that social media and youth culture undercut the skills necessary to be a global citizen when he writes: “We need a steady stream of rising men and women to replenish the institutions, to become strong military leaders and wise political leaders, dedicated journalists and demanding teachers. Judges and muckrakers, […]

Day 25

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

Today is Thanksgiving so some family and a couple friends stopped by, but it was really cold so they didn’t stay long.  I video chatted with my dad and step-mom in California, my mom here in Portland, and a couple friends in other cities. At the end of the night a few friends surprised me […]

Day 24

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

A question that I have been thinking about a lot lately is what would it be like if it was a man in here instead of a woman.  I don’t know the answer to that question, but I know it would be different. They would probably ask him questions about what it feels like to […]

Day 23

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

Today I witness something out of the ordinary.  A friend of mine came to say hello to me.  While we were texting back and forth, a young man that looked as if he has fallen on hard times came up to my friend and started talking to him. My friend went to his car and […]

Cristin Norine and Joshua Jay Elliott