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ACDC
We are how we believe others see us.

Ok. i hope i gave you some food for thought about the selves.

It is on my mind a lot. I do not like the self I am experiencing with Pseudonym.

(Kim: My only thought here is that your relationship is exactly the way you want it to be...but I'm not going say that because you'll say it is "esty." I remember reading that the biggest predictor of whether kids are healthy or sick is their parents expectation. Which all leads to tomorrow's conversation about how teachers create their kids.)

Things are very rocky right now.

When you send the drawing, please let me know the website url. thx



Dear Kim,

I am interested to think more about the idea of different selves in different contexts.

Several years ago, I wrote a play called, Small Domestic Acts, which dealt with the idea that sexual identity can be fairly fluid and is influenced by circumstances and environment in addition to biology.

There is no question in my mind that I am bisexual and have had satisfying sexual and emotional experiences with both men and women. I identify with Sheryl Swopes, the extraordinary basketball star of the WNBA.

Well, I can't shoot a basket to save my life.

But I do understand where she is coming from sexually.

She has said that she didn't think she was born gay. That for her, it was a choice.

Some people feel like they can't choose. But some of us feel like we can. So we may experience different sexual selves over the course of a lifetime.

For me, it partially has to do with attraction to particular kinds of energies.hich sounds a little fuzzy, I know. But it's true.

Which leads me to my next thought or area of inquiry.

I am interested to think about how some people seem to bring out different selves in us. Haven't you had that experience? That you feel energized or like your best self or maybe just a self that you really dig around some people. And around other people, you are not attracted to the self that is brought out at all

Do you know what I mean? (Kim: Yes.)

What do you think that is about?

(Kim: Sometimes I'm with someone and I really like who they bring out in me, and visa versa. The sociological perspective is that we aren't how we see ourselves, we aren't how others see us, but we are how we believe others see us.)

Later,

Joan

Wed. Dec 14, 2005

6:04 PM

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