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Poser: Impostor Syndrome

Poser /ˈpōzər/ noun a person who acts in an affected manner in order to impress others. synonyms: exhibitionist, poseur, posturer, fake   Rewind back to the 1980’s with me… Remember calling those fakes who would come to the clubs or shows a poser? That was the ultimate insult in the scene! Fast forward to today… Ever since I got an email last week telling me that a piece of my art made it past the jury selection and is going to be in The Detroit Dirty Show (International Erotic Art Exhibition),…

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Morticia

Being a teenager who was into punk and goth in the late 1980’s wasn’t as commonplace as it is today. I was labeled a freak, and being that freak teenager under the roof of my Mom-ster was bravery at its finest. Finding my individuality and voice – and keeping it – was important to me; I did all I could to keep it and most of all, my sanity. My style, as my musical taste, was a menagerie of punk rock, post-punk, new wave, dark wave and classic alternative. I loved wearing black –…

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dysfunctional family life 

Imaginary Meeting with Mom-ster

Lately I’ve had this urge to stop and see my Mom-ster. I’m really not sure why. I know it’s best to not have any contact with her because she’s so toxic. Maybe I’m a glutton for punishment and I want to continue spiraling down into an even deeper depression than I’ve been in the midst of lately. Perhaps I’m hoping for a miracle that I’ll finally have a relationship with Mom-ster that parallels those of my friends who have great relationships with their mothers’. Either way, I’m living in a…

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