I was not allowed to leave the house after 10 o'clock at night until I was 29 years old. It's completely insane, but all of my cutting myself, whipping myself, burning myself, almost losing my life in 'The Firestar' - everything was done before 10 in the evening.
I felt so stupid when it hit me. I fucking forgot Judy Blume. We live in interesting times. Women are currently scaring the bejesus out of people by doing something very non-dramatic and mundane: Telling It Like It Is. And yet, women in this culture are insidiously stalked by two questions: We thought maybe we were crazy.
When I was a young indie musician being grilled by journalists in dank dressing rooms on a daily basis, I found myself curating a nice, economical and, I hoped, sufficiently impressive list of influences.
Relatable enough that I could seem worldly and intelligent, but obscure and cool enough that I could ensure my freak cred. And the slightly more off-grid artists: In time, I started to list the more, er, embarrassing ones.
If I wanted to really humiliate myself: I know every word. And I realized something else: I had totally forgotten Judy Blume. I noticed that when Lady Gaga came on the scene, she made the same move; the topics of Madonna and other female pop divas were carefully avoided.
She pointed straight at David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. When we do it. Unfortunately, our ability to look around, shrug and Tell It Like It Is is unlearned from the time we are first shushed as children, and girls have it particularly rough.
We are told not to take a genuine interest or pleasure in our own anatomies. As it turns out: I was goddamn lucky those books were part of the usual fare on the shelves of my public middle school library. My sudden guilt at age 33 about omitting Blume from my influence list led me to finally Google her, because I had no idea who she actually was.
Her books were and are still banned by public schools across America. As I was blissfully reading her books on summer vacations in Massachusetts assuming that teenagers the world over were doing the same, administrators in other states were calling her a witch for writing about teenage sex, menstruation and masturbation in a way that was, you know, kinda nice.
And believe me, it was a truly great summer. Photo by Garrett Burns and the National Coalition Against Censorship Singer, pianist and performer Amanda Palmer wrote the song "Judy Blume" to commemorate the author's powerful influence on young people. Only in hindsight could I trace back the doors and windows that Blume propped open and permanently unshuttered in the fragile house of my mind that I was constructing.
She was the silent architect of my pre-adolescent belief system, breaking the ground and quietly influencing the unshakeable infrastructure onto which all of those impressively cool Cure and Nick Cave posters would later be thumbtacked and Scotch-taped. She told it like it was.
Administrators in other states were calling her a witch for writing about premarital sex between teenagers, about menstruation, and about masturbation in a way that was, you know, kinda nice.Looking back on my own writing this year, I found myself writing far too many obituaries — we lost too many talented people in , and it’s tough to sum up the life’s work of an artist you.
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