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Quoted: Karl Michalak, “Face Value” (excerpt)

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5 responses to “Quoted: Karl Michalak, “Face Value” (excerpt)”

  1. D.

    Woot!

    He was a musician and artist, as well as a poet and writer; he died in 1997. Incisive sense of humor. Seeing his name brought him back ; image, voice and all.

    The poem is true, though.

  2. Scarlett

    Is there a term for this line of reaction (Just learn to live with it / Don’t be so self-centered / Other people are worse off than you)? Or could someone point the way to articles / blogs that address this issue? I just read Barbara Ehrenreich’s Bright-Sided and am very interested in our societal habit of diminishing people’s disabilities, excoriating people for not having the “proper attitude”, and generally attempting to censor all negativity.

  3. annaham
  4. fridawrites

    Thank you so much for the link, Annaham. Just to clarify, there are two blogs that adopt Frida’s name–FRIDA with caps came first and is a feminist disability organization; their blog is definitely worth reading. I’m an individual writer who hasn’t been able to extricate myself from identification with the artist.

    I love the poem!

  5. Scarlett

    thanks Annaham. I’ve also discovered the FWD “blaming” tag to be awesome.


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