Posts Tagged: ashley perez
The Lulu Fund is a new organization founded by Anna March, Ashley Ford, Jen Fitzgerald, and Ashley Perez dedicated to breaking down barriers within the writing community. The Lulu Fund mission statement says:
We support individual writers and organizations who demonstrate their commitment to these ideas by telling critical stories and lifting marginalized voices.
The Rumpus presents GROWTH SPURT: STORIES OF RADICAL BECOMING at LitCrawl LA: NoHo!
Round 2: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
The Fat Dog
11050 Magnolia Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91601
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Sandwiched between fictions on one side and instructions on the other, a woman is often denied the breathing room necessary to find her individual sexuality. In a conversation at the Nervous Breakdown, Rumpus contributor Ashley Perez and author Cris Mazza discuss sexual pain (both mental and physical) and the damaging standards fabricated by literature and expected in life:
I want every woman who wrote [an unrealistic sex scene] to sit in a therapy group with me and describe her own sexual experience, so I can gauge these fictional ones.
Fortifying the old adage “the mind is a wonderful servant, but a terrible master,” Rumpus intern Ashley Perez wrote an article for The Weeklings about her sexual unfolding. It begins with mental shackles and ends with physical ones.
The pain, the embarrassment of never being able to orgasm, was also my fault.