Comforter 2 - Danila Rumold - Pyragraph

Uncovering the Comfort My post-election creative processing

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

As a mother of two young children, I have the responsibility to fight for their future and the planet we all live on. As an artist, I have the opportunity to give voice to the all the women and girls who’s rights are even more at stake now.

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Wanna Be a Great Comedian? Stop Doing These 3 Things Be better than dumb roosters

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| New York City, NY, USA | | 2 Comments

What does it take to be a great comic? How can you move ahead in a profession/art form that has no straightforward career path? From what I’ve seen of the comics that scooch ahead of the crowd, it looks like they have stopped the following three things.

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Roaring Flame: My Community’s Response to the 2016 Election

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The community of people who support the music I make rallied in force to contribute their voices to this video project—living their hearts out loud in the face of the helplessness, sadness, anger, and fear many of us experienced in the wake of our national election.

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Art in the Age of Trump We must beat back the corrosiveness of Trumpspeak

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| NYC, NY, US | | 8 Comments

We artists are typically the subversives, and in many ways we need to be that more than ever before, but we simultaneously need to confront an administration hellbent on subverting progress through the methodical perversion of language and optics.

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Thank You For Asking, But No, I Am Not Alright Dealing with a Trump-sized migraine

| Washington, US | | 2 Comments

Then what? This is what it’s like after that election, when you don’t know if you can see straight, if you can find your feet, or get out of bed in the morning. It’s an awful lot like my divorce.

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Surviving Trump Channelling Compassion and focusing my actions

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

How do I explain the disenfranchisement of elderly black grandmothers to a White suburbanite from Anytown USA?

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The Day After Grappling with Trump Trauma

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 2 Comments

America has chosen this. America voted for a racist, a misogynist, someone who claims global warming is a hoax. Maybe not all of America, but enough. That’s who you want? Well, there ya go.

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5 Ways Creatives Can Help Resist the New TrumpWorld Order

| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 10 Comments

Creative folks have a special and incredibly important role in, and power to affect, social change. While the actual levers of political power may be in the wrong hands at the moment, artists and creatives have immense social and cultural power. Yes, this means you! YOU have power to reach hearts and minds, often in ways that politicians and campaigners cannot, and never will be able to.

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Dear Little Bobby: Making Music With My Significant Other

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

I would see local bands or touring bands where two members were dating, or even just a duet consisting of a couple, and I would think about what that might be like to drive around the country, just me and my partner…driving, playing, loving, driving, eating, playing, fucking…maybe sleeping at some point.

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Dear Little Bobby: Worried About Post-Election World

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 1 Comment

We are so polarized, I’m afraid of what will happen if and when Donald Trump loses. So many of his supporters think that the election is rigged. What can the rest of us do about these misinformed, angry fools? Will this election even be “over” after it is over?

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Coffee Shop Demographics (Halloween Edition)

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| New York, NY, US | | 0 Comments

Below I’ll outline a few of the “characters” I see no matter what cafe I go to, and since it’s Halloween, I will describe them in Halloweenie terms, because I love that seasonal shit. I’ll also give you some advice on how to deal with their nonsense.

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Self-Employed Happy Hour Podcast: Eph Sharpe We chat about playing the uke, being a creative parent, and his raccoon pendant

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Peri interviews Collin Troy, a.k.a. Eph Sharpe, known to hip hop fans for his work with 2bers, but who also has a crap-ton of other creative ventures on his plate, including a new solo music project called Factory on Fire.

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Dear Little Bobby: Sexy and Fed Up

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

It’s gotten to the point that I don’t even want to have sex anymore. I try to avoid it because I do not want to get my hopes up again. He says it’s because when he was in the army he took steroids and then to stay hard he would take pills kinda like viagra.

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What’s Your Deal, Megan Fenton?

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Let yourself be weird. In the beginning I would censor my work that I thought other people might not get. They might not appreciate the humor of it or whatever. Now, those are my best-sellers.

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Dear Little Bobby: How Can We Fight Misogyny?

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 0 Comments

I know it is hard because sometimes I want to hate Trump too, for acting like a human underwear stain, but even he had a mother. She deserves for us to not hate him. That is the only way we can make progress as a country and as a species.

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How Trump Turned Presidential Politics Into Pro Wrestling I talk with Chris Kelly and Brandon Wetherbee, authors of The Donald

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| Albuquerque, NM, US | | 5 Comments

Roles are easier to understand when you understand the ultimate goal, which is heat. Heat translates to popularity. The same things that work in wrestling work in presidential politics and state elections and high school president elections.

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