After the events of this week, after Charlottesville, I’m finding it hard to find the words to express my anger sadness grief fear anguish.
So in order to capture my emotions this Feelings Friday, I’m honoring the best primal screamer, Yoko Ono. This activist had one of the best reactions to Trump’s presidential victory. After the 2016 election, she tweeted a nearly 20-second clip of herself screaming.
After the election, I wasn’t really angry. I was scared and emotional – I actually think I was mostly in shock and disbelief. But, I wasn’t mad enough.
This week, when I saw Obama tweet Nelson Mandela’s quote, I didn’t relate to it. I don’t want to hear about love and hope right now. I am furious.
Yoko felt last year what I’m feeling now.
I fell for Yoko Ono in my 20s. Her art makes me think and feel and see differently. She is a feminist and has never been easy and good for her. So here’s my primal scream, the blog version. And more pics of this super-cool longtime activist. And some excerpts from her seminal work Grapefruit cause it’s so good and makes me think and feel in intense ways and is maybe exactly the therapy I need right now so maybe you do too. (PS If you don’t have Grapefruit go out and get it now it’s amazing).
Love, Lauren xx
And here’s some excerpts from Grapefruit (1964, 150 works). Note all the pages are the same color – these are just wacky pics – you can see it in its entirety in the last pic.