After graduating from Brighton University with a degree in art, Alison Lapper began creating a body of work which deals with the themes of beauty and disability. Can disability be beautiful? Can it evoke more than revulsion, pity or sympathy? I am showing that it can, that there is beauty in everything.
Lesbian Mountains in Love
Single-channel split screen high-definition video 43:04 minutes Courtesy Winkleman Gallery and EDS GALERIA, Mexico City ‘Lesbian Mountains in Love’ is a projection of two mountains side-by-side: Mount Rainier in Washington State and El Popo just outside Mexico City. Depicted in real time, they speak to each other in private, loving tones: “Will you remember to watch for the...
Richmond Missed Connection - Response
Re: Hot girl at Babes - w4w - 27 (Babes Of Carytown) I think this post is about me, but I’m not sure. I wore my cowboy hat to Babe’s two weekends ago, and I dance ridiculous all the time. My name’s not Denny though, but it’s close. Can you give me anymore hints about what I was wearing or what I looked like that would help confirm or deny? In case this is to me: When you saw me on the dance floor,...
Richmond Missed Connection
Hot girl at Babes - w4w - 27 (Babes Of Carytown) One time I saw you on the dancefloor and I wanted to call 911. Not for my dying heart, but for your seizure. I know your name is Denny, I heard your friend calling out at you, or maybe I misheard - probably requesting you to stop. I wasn’t embarrassed, I’d love to seize with you and your cowboy hat sometime. If I see you next week, I...
Antony and the Johnsons - For Today I'm a Boy
One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful woman. One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful girl. One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful woman. One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful girl. But for today I am a child, for today I am a boy. For today I am a child, for today I am a boy. For today I am a child, for today I am a boy. One day I’ll grow up, I’ll feel the power in me. One day...
From Denver - cute
Little L the Go-go - w4w - 22 (Boulder/ Denver) I met you while we were working, on the smoker’s patio in Boulder. You needed my services someday, so we had a friendly chat and exchanged information. I saw you work. You awed the audience. Had the men reeling, acting like apes beating their chest to gain your attention. They weren’t the only ones awestruck. You invited me to your...
Last summer I was working as an assistant wedding photographer in California during the brief period when gay couples could marry there. While working a wedding at the San Fransisco City Hall, I watched two old men in tuxedos help each other up the stairs in order to finally get married after over 30 years together.
From Post Secret
10 year old refuses to say the Pledge of... →
According to Will, America isn’t following the meaning or spirit of the last line in the Pledge that says ‘with liberty and justice for all.’ Will says that line is not being applied to people in the gay and lesbian community because they do not enjoy the same rights or liberties as people who are not gay.
I am a lesbian in a very small town in Texas. Today, an older couple saw me holding hands with my girlfriend and stopped to tell us how beautiful we were together. The man said, “Thank you for not being ashamed of who you are and showing that love sees no gender.”
Today, my girlfriend’s teacher told her that she had to keep her opinions to herself because she is a lesbian. A boy in the front of her class - a stranger - stood up and told the teacher he was protesting HER opinion. He walked out. EVERYONE followed.
ROTC Student Must Repay $80,000 to Military for... →
Bansky: Kissing Coppers
Seattle Missed Connection
You hit me in the butt with your folder - w4w (Seattle) So does this mean that you’re interested?
DC Missed connection
puppet girl. - w4w (church of worn walls and dusty wood) puppet girl, Ive seen you twice. it was enough to make me want to kiss you. I waited by the counter where they were selling posters and handing out bread and hoped you would talk to me. I got too nervous to introduce myself. I love your brown overalls and your playful short hair. we could make puppets together and walk on stilts.
Richmond Missed Connection
indie girl with big blue eyes - w4w (johnson hall) girl, when i look into your eyes, they make me pee so hard. i see you ride your bike, with your band stickers and knitted bike scarf. i envy you deeply. i hope to hang out with you in the future some time. would you knit me something seductive? xoxo