i was thinking about stacyann chin today, and it seems, somehow, that i have never posted about her here before. stacyann is, among other things, a poet, a writer, a performance artist, and an activist. i have been to hear her amazing readings/performances in person at women and children first, a beloved local bookshop, and can tell you that being present in a room with her is absolutely electric. she is brave and honest and irreverent, and breathtakingly vulnerable. if you don't know her work, you can find some of it on youtube or in her book the other side of paradise.