Sunday, August 19, 2007

I'm Still Here... Sort Of!!!!

Well, I've been terribly slack, with respect to this blog, despite all good intentions.

It's been a busy few months, stabilising my mood, having a holiday with a lot of much needed rest, and finally finding my way out of a particularly horrific two year depression. I've been revelling in the fact that I can read properly again. One of the worst symptoms of depression for me is a complete inability to read, as reading=breathing for me, it really does my head in. But now I'm back to what laughingly passes for `normal' in my world. All of my recent CP-related phyiscal problems seem to have eased off as well. Yippee!!

Living with disability/ies is certainly a full-time job!

So I do intend to start posting here again very soon - I have links to new resources to share, rants to `rite', and at least one fun meme to do.

Stay tuned!

6 comments:

mcewen said...

Could you define 'soon' for me?
Cheers

Book Girl said...

mcewen: Define soon? Errr, how long is a piece of string?! ;-)

Seriously, next couple of weeks, I'm hoping - we are into spring now and I'm having a sudden burst of energy, that I hope will last.

Fal said...

Hello,
My name is Fallon and I’m organizing with other women of color around the Dunbar Gang Rapes and West Virginia Torture/Rape case. Well, I was wondering if you have time to participate in a phone conference on Friday, September 28, 2007 at 9pm/central about organizing to end silences surrounding Megan Williams’ torture and rape in Logan and the gang rape of several Black women in West Palm Beach Florida as well as stories that go unheard because it involves a woman of color such as the Newark imprisonment of the four lesbians for protecting themselves from a male aggressor.
Well, I’ve been circulating a 2 minute movie entitled, “How do you keep a Social Movement Alive.”
http://www.jumpcut.com/view?id=E44BFBCE67BF11DC9030000423CF037A
This movie documents the silence surrounding Megan Williams’ torture and rape in Logan and the gang rape of several Black women in West Palm Beach Florida. The purpose of this movie is to document the silences within our relationships, within our homes, within our families, within our communities, within our jobs, within our schools, within our churches, temples, and synagogues, within our governments, and within our world.
We have a blog, but given the organizing we are trying to do, I need to reorganize the blog and use wordpress instead of blogger. This is the current blog,
http://documentthesilence.blogspot.com/
If you can’t do the phone conference would you interested in being apart of the Women of Color Bloggers Breaking the Silences Contingency on the Web which would mean inundating the web with information about Wearing Red Campaign on October 31, 2007 as well as circulating clips and other media trying to inundate the web with stories of violence committed against women of color.
I look forward to connecting with you,
Fallon
You can email me at beboldered@gmail.com.

Fal said...

here's the movie link,

http://www.jumpcut.com/view?id=
E44BFBCE67BF11DC9030000423CF037A

Book Girl said...

Fallon: Thank you for your comment and query.

I'm actually a white Australian woman and while I very much support what you and others are doing to raise awareness of crimes against women of colour, and am happy to post information on my blog to assist you with this (bearing in mind that my disabilities affect my energy levels quite seriously, so I have huuuge gaps in posting on blogs!), I don't feel qualified in any way to comment on the issues.

I'm leaving your comments up, so others who are interested in these issues can find out more and contact you.

elmindreda said...

Looking forward to it ^^