How to be Relentless

Hey y’all! I’ve got a Blackmailer

I performed a new piece a few weeks ago that was partly about how I don’t have trolls. I still don’t have trolls. However, I now have a blackmailer, and apparently I’m not the only one. I’m not worried because I think she’s playing a numbers game and sending her poorly worded, vague claims to […] Read More

Shows in September at Strike!

I’m doing two shows at Strike Theater in NE Minneapolis in September 2018. The Blender is a cabaret style show with an improv team doing work off of storytelling, spoken word, or sketch work. September 7 and 28, 2018 at 9:30pm. Strike Theater 824 18th Ave NE ​Minneapolis, MN 55418 I’ll do different pieces from […] Read More

The Terms and Sentences of ‘Crazy’

When I say there are contractual-like terms and judicial-like sentences to being ‘crazy’ I don’t mean the colloquial version, but instead the clinical. I also mean sentences in that most common way, as in the language itself. Of course, the psychiatric world would say there is no such thing as being crazy, only a diagnosis […] Read More

Showing During Stone Arch Festival

I’ll be sharing a few audio stories from Open Letters to the Men of Craigslist, and selling books from the Memorial for Craigslist and some of the first work in a new series called Calendar Girl at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival inside A-Mill Artist Lofts on the first floor near the windows Saturday and […] Read More

In Good Company – Star Tribune Article

This round-up story from the Minneapolis Star Tribune included my Art-A-Whirl® event Memorial to Craigslist. “The Craigslist personals section was once a bastion of cruising, sex work and weirdness. That all changed in March with the passage of a federal law to combat online sex trafficking, sending the personals into unending darkness.” – Alicia Eler […] Read More

MinnPost Article on “Memorial for Craigslist”

MinnPost’s Andy Steiner wrote an article on “Memorial for Craigslist” focusing on its mental health aspects. Have a read […] Read More

A Memorial for Craigslist

Your Invitation Celebrate the life of the Craigslist personals section with other mourners during the Art-A-Whirl® studio crawl in May. Craigslist’s personals section has been dark since March 2018 due to new federal anti-trafficking legislation. This memorial builds on The Open Letters to the Men of Craigslist The project explores links between bipolar disorder, hypersexuality […] Read More

An Elegy for the Personals Section on Craigslist.org

A Death Announcement The personals section on Craigslist has died. I found out almost two weeks ago from a long-time friend and collaborator. It went dark the week before and the New York Times wrote about its demise on Friday, March 23, 2018. The personals section is archived on the Internet Archives Wayback machine. Its […] Read More

Respectability Will Not Save Me

At an artist friend’s party a few springs ago a woman with white hair asked me what kind of work I made. I told her about the Open Letters to the Men of Craigslist project. I told her how excited I was about it. I told her that it was important to me that experiences […] Read More

Porn Star __________________: Reductive ID tags, Scarlet Letters, and Silence

Some headlines of the moment: “Porn Star Stormy Daniels Is Suing President Trump Over ‘Null and Void’ Nondisclosure Agreement,” Time, March 7, 2018 “Lawyer: Porn star sues to clarify record on Trump affair,” San Francisco Chronicle, March 7, 2018 “READ: Porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against Donald Trump,” CNN, March 6, 2018 “Porn star Stormy […] Read More

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