another Lidia appreciation post

1. I think gender and sexuality are territories of possibility.  Nevermind what we’ve been told or what the choices appear to be.  Inside artistic practice the possibilities open back up.

2. I think narrative is quantum. 

3. I think the writer is a locus through which intensities pass.

4. I think literature is that which fights back against the oppressive scripts of socialization and good citizenship.

5. I think the space of making art is freedom of being.

6. I think things that happen to us are true.  Writing is a whole other body.

7. I believe in art the way other people believe in god.

-Lidia Yuknavitch