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Hi, I made a long comment last week around this talk Jill Soloway gave at TIFF. Please do not post it. I see it is not on the site and that’s good, but just in case you were thinking of posting, please do not. I was particularly into it and possibly a wee vulnerable. Completely inspired and totally in solidarity, but I prefer my previous long comment not be posted (if you were considering it). 🙂 Thank you so much. With respect, Jo
Wow! I have long contemplated the idea of “standing at the center of myself”! It seems that this is the place I am most comfortable writing from TRUTH lives there. Thanks for the inspiration and teaching.
Oh Jill Soloway, thank you. Thank you for voicing the thing I’ve tried to say for so many years. It makes me shake, pace with recognition in my space. So grateful for you, that you use your platform for what I believe is one of the most relevant and necessary conversations in our culture. And yes intersectionality, many of us are women across the ‘intersections’ and have been objectified for so long. I shed my tears as I pace in my living room and listen to this speech because I, and most of my female friends both in the arts, writers, actors and queers, feminists and activists- have lived these experiences for so long. We are not just hungry for content and for parity, for equal representation…but oh so much more: for accurate representation, for stories that reflect our whole beings. I appreciate you more and more and more. I will watch this on some Sunday afternoon on my couch with my friends. 🙂 It will be our ‘sport’ and I will keep plugging along in my craft(s). No more cis-male gaze triangles!! 🙂 Ba-jesus I have been saying this for over twenty years and I know so many women have tried in our own spaces whether in film or not (everyday places and spaces) without much change. We do need a larger space, a collective of voices perhaps within our industry to keep at it, women who truly get it who love women and want to truly change the landscape for all girls and women. It’s so great and refreshing and necessary to hear these words at TIFF. It’s been a long time coming. I think your master class is the first of it’s kind, or maybe because you are who you are. And not one word of it was “too much” for me, not one word. I soaked it all up.
I look forward to season 3 of Transparent.
In solidarity and with deep respect. Jo