Christina X Li

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Goodbye New York, I’ll see you in September.

LOOK OUT LONDON HERE I COME

Goodbye New York, I’ll see you in September.

LOOK OUT LONDON HERE I COME

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PEOPLE PEOPLE PEOPLE

I’m off! I’m flying out of JFK TONIGHT to rejoin my amazing sisters at Scary Little Girls.

Our first performance together will be at the Port Eliot Festival in St. German, Cornwall. It’s a literary festival on rainbow music steroids at Port Eliot, a bucolic manor in the south of England. I’ll be performing Saturday and Sunday in a child-friendly literary walk.

SO EXCITED. I’M GOING TO REJOIN MY PEOPLE. MY LITERARY FEMINST THEATER PEOPLE.



Potato Salad

This gag kickstarter has raised MORE THAN $40,000 IN THE PAST FEW DAYS. IT’S TO MAKE A POTATO SALAD. GOAL WAS $10.

Genius.

Last Summer, I had the amazing, kismet opportunity to work with the amazing ladies at Scary Little Girls. Feminist, alternative, collaborative theater that was never derogatory and used humor to lift people up instead of batter the small down. We did a month-long run of “The Full Bronte” at the 2013 Fringe festival (oh yeah, it’s exactly what you’d expect with a name like that).
 
I’ll be back with these amazing gals in August to work on developing a show for the 2015 Fringe and to help promote their chilling adaptation of Dracula with an all-female cast, aptly named The Kisses.
SO~ expect some blogging from Cornwall and London starting July 22 (with 48 frantic hours in Dublin). Pictures of wellies, rolling hills, maybe a brooding male protagonist or two. Who knows?!
 

Check out Murder in the Village, Scary Little Girls’ upcoming show at The Theater Chipping Norton. “In small groups, you’ll find Christie’s favourite characters hidden in unusual locations around Chipping Norton and you must work with them to solve the murder in the village. And along your route, explore Christie’s creative and devious mind and help reveal the murderer!”

Last Summer, I had the amazing, kismet opportunity to work with the amazing ladies at Scary Little Girls. Feminist, alternative, collaborative theater that was never derogatory and used humor to lift people up instead of batter the small down. We did a month-long run of “The Full Bronte” at the 2013 Fringe festival (oh yeah, it’s exactly what you’d expect with a name like that).

 

I’ll be back with these amazing gals in August to work on developing a show for the 2015 Fringe and to help promote their chilling adaptation of Dracula with an all-female cast, aptly named The Kisses.

SO~ expect some blogging from Cornwall and London starting July 22 (with 48 frantic hours in Dublin). Pictures of wellies, rolling hills, maybe a brooding male protagonist or two. Who knows?!

 

Check out Murder in the Village, Scary Little Girls’ upcoming show at The Theater Chipping Norton. “In small groups, you’ll find Christie’s favourite characters hidden in unusual locations around Chipping Norton and you must work with them to solve the murder in the village. And along your route, explore Christie’s creative and devious mind and help reveal the murderer!”

Kickstarter Thursday (kinda, shut up, better late than never)

What is it? Naja is an indie lingerie label that employs single mothers. This is their second Kickstarter after a successful first project. All of their panties are made by single mothers that are heads of household.

Why is it so cool? Helping out other ladies! Also, I absolutely love indie lingerie (my favorite brand is Hopeless Lingerie from Australia), so this is a double win for me. They also use environmentally friendly materials (even the glue) and have expanded their range of sizes since the last Kickstarter campaign.

How much money should I throw at it? I’m personally think that you should be fitted for bras because sizes range so much between brands, so I think $16 for one of Naja’s panties is a good idea (and less risk of long returns). You can also donate an extra $2 for the Pima Cotton Panties (which comes with a surprise inspirational quote inside). 

Writing news!

So I finished a travel essay I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. My bosses over at Nowhere Mag are gonna give me some feedback so look out world.

Also, College Candy accepted one of the pitches I sent them forever ago. Except that next week!! :D

peterdamien:

coopersgirl68:


“What I didn’t realize, back when I was this twenty-five-year-old pinup for geeks in that me myself and iconic metal bikini, was that I had signed an invisible contract to stay looking the exact same way for the next thirty to forty years. Well, clearly I’ve broken that contract. Partly because, in an effort to keep up my disguise as a human being, I had a child at some point. And then, in an effort to stay sane for said child, I took pounds and pounds of medications that have the dual effect of causing water retention (think ocean, not lake) while also creating a craving for salad—chocolate salad. So yes, in answer to your unexpressed question, sanity does turn out to come at a heavy price.”

peterdamien:

coopersgirl68:

What I didn’t realize, back when I was this twenty-five-year-old pinup for geeks in that me myself and iconic metal bikini, was that I had signed an invisible contract to stay looking the exact same way for the next thirty to forty years. Well, clearly I’ve broken that contract. Partly because, in an effort to keep up my disguise as a human being, I had a child at some point. And then, in an effort to stay sane for said child, I took pounds and pounds of medications that have the dual effect of causing water retention (think ocean, not lake) while also creating a craving for saladchocolate salad. So yes, in answer to your unexpressed question, sanity does turn out to come at a heavy price.

(Source: leias, via thefeministfangirl)

What We Can Learn From The Largest International Study On Rape That’s Been Conducted So Far

cynical-as-hell:

  • On average, about one in four men included in the study said they had raped someone at some point in their lives. One in ten had raped someone who wasn’t their romantic partner.
  • The UN survey found that rape between married partners was more prevalent than rape among people who were not in a romantic relationship
  • Nearly half of the respondents who said they had raped at least once went on to rape multiple victims. Nearly 23 percent said they had raped two to three people, 12 percent say they had raped four to ten people, and about 4 percent said they had raped more than ten people.
  • More than half of the study’s respondents who admitted they had violated someone’s consent were teenagers when they first raped someone. Most sexual crimes recorded in the study occurred when men were between the ages of 15 and 19.
  • Among the men who acknowledged they had sexually assaulted someone else, more than 70 percent of them said they did it because of “sexual entitlement.” Forty percent said they were angry or wanted to punish the woman. About half of the men said they did not feel guilty.
  • Just 23 percent of the men who said they had raped someone had actually been imprisoned for their crimes.

(via feminist-space)

Kickstarter Thursday: Strong Female Protagonist

What is it: "Strong Female Protagonist" is an amazing web comic written by Brennan Lee Mulliganand drawn by Molly Ostertag. A former teen superhero attends college and goes through teen angst and questioning of her place in the world - only she has superpowers so the capacity and responsibility of her role is much, much larger than your average art student.

Why is it so cool?!: Mulligan deftly balances darkly nihilistic conversations, teen awkwardness, sexual awakenings and superheroes. Ostertag’s art is shaky in the beginning, the new colored pages and years of practice have added to the simplistic depth of the comic. Her figures are simple, but that only adds to the quiet questioning that underlies the comics.

tl;dr It’s about questioning your place in the world, especially when your powers mean you have a larger capacity for true change.

How much money should you throw at it: $22 PROTAGONIST- get a hard copy and a PDF of the book. I don’t know about you guys, but I always prefer a physical copy of the book. Still, for $10 you can get a PDF copy.

When doe sit end?: 6/18/14 6 MORE DAYS