Hi! I just sent it off through the local post office :)
I search for their fanmail address and mail them the photo I want them signed. I also enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope in the mail :)
What Should We Call Girl Pain?
The starlets who posed for the July 2003 Vanity Fair “It’s Totally Raining Teens!” cover symbolized femininity, success, beauty, talent, youth and perfection. Average girls in the aughts didn’t have the accoutrements to be them, but they could watch them. Even better than watching them, average girls could read their books. The books based on their shows and movies heightened the fantasy. Average girls could be any of these starlets for $3.99 or $4.99. Average girls could be like them while they waited to grow up, not knowing they are already like them.
Five out of nine of the starlets featured on the July 2003 Vanity Fair cover have admitted to struggling with mental illness, making them more than Mary Sues. For Mary-Kate, her pain was called anorexia. For Mandy Moore and Evan Rachel Wood, depression. For Lindsay Lohan, addiction. For Amanda Bynes, “an eating disorder.”
Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes, in particular, labored in Hollywood, as young, vulnerable girls, at the cost of self-love and self-awareness. Money and success couldn’t save them, ultimately, from the reality of illness and suffering. They both represent hurt and injury, and are mocked for it. When people are not cheaply waxing political about them, they are fetishized by gay white men and straight white men alike, mocked in the new lowest form of white male humor: White Girl Jokes.
Men never ask what they should call women’s pain, so they call us crazy. They call us crazy and they laugh at us. The same men who say women aren’t funny obviously do find women funny. They find women funny at the most inappropriate time: when we’re hurting. There is no sympathy, no empathy, for young women under the influence, on the verge of, or currently breaking down. Girl pain is titillating and amusing disaster porn. In Lindsay Lohan and Amanda Bynes’ case, their celebrity eclipses their humanity; they become the “willing victims” of the public abuse of men. Their inner turmoil, a spectacle, is a living punchline reaction gif, making us ask, “Where are their people?”
Lindsay and Amanda, we know, have no people. Amanda Bynes, in a recent tweet, stated, “I don’t speak to my parents anymore.” Lindsay has always been people-less. We learned this, when Lindsay released “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter To Father).” Amy Poehler and Tina Fey tried to be Lindsay’s people, when they staged an intervention in 2005. Their efforts failed.
We watched Britney Spears struggle in the spotlight from 2006-2008, until her parents intervened, like good people should, rescuing their daughter from her very public nightmare, a nightmare exacerbated by men like Sam Lutfi and Perez Hilton. We watched Demi Lovato, during her tour with the Jonas Brothers, punch a back-up dancer. Like Britney, Demi’s support system— her people— intervened. Demi began her treatment at Timberline Knolls. It was there, at Timberline Knolls, that Demi learned what to call her hurt and injury and girl pain: bipolar disorder, bulimia, self-medication, cutting, etc. Her girl pain inspired her last album, Unbroken, the most Lohan-esque song from the album being “For the Love a Daughter.” Britney is older than the girls on the July 2003 Vanity Fair cover, Demi is younger, but their girl pain is the same.
The girls on the Vanity Fair cover all seem to express a vulnerability and winking stoicism. They seem aware of the fact that they were corseted and boxed in— as the clothes, the color and the cover suggest— but not weak. Amanda and Lindsay, both on the sides, are not holding onto any of the other girls. Instead, they grasp the white structure.
What should we call girl pain?
Not only do we have access to Daddy’s throne, but also to Daddy’s lap ♥
Such an overwhelming reminder from yesterday’s service! I can’t help but smile knowing that I can call my Creator my Abba Father and speak to Him not only from below His throne, but seated right on His lap! What an honor to be the King’s little princess!
- When did you join Tumblr?: Around 4 years ago
- Why did you join Tumblr?: Just to try it out, I guess
- What kind of blog do you have?: Personal + Photography + Theater + Fangirl Stuff + Everything else, really. lol
- How many posts do you have?: 1,033
- How many likes do you have?: 7,023
- How many messages do you have?: No new messages at the moment
- How many blogs do you follow?: 73
- How many followers do you have?: 7,675
- How often do you change your theme?: Not often, really. Just around thrice since I started
- How often do you change your icon?: My current is just my 2nd since I started
- List all the urls you’ve ever had: I was sweetintoxication before I was mysweetcupoftea
- What sideblogs do you have?: I have 5 sideblogs. lol 2 f*ckyeah blogs, 1 theater blog, 1 christian blog, & 1 exclusive blog for our circle of friends
- Do you track any tags?: Mostly Broadway musicals & people
- Do you have any favourite blogs?: I do have quite a few
- Do you often hit post limit?: Never have
- Do you ever send anonymous messages to other people?: Yeah, when answering questions I find in their blogs while I do some stalking. lol just so I won’t look so creepy. No hate or anything.
- Do you ever get anon hate?: I did. There was once a time I tried speaking my mind about a National Issue in our country *coughRHBILLcough* and people hated me. ahaha
- Have you made any friends on Tumblr?: oh yes
- What’s the most notes you’ve ever had on a post?: Not entirely sure. I guess this one with around 49,000
- What’s your favourite thing about Tumblr?: People’s mad photoshop skillz and awesome fandom camaraderie <3
- What’s your least favourite thing about Tumblr?: Photo stealing and anon hates
As children, we look for things we do not have and believe those will make us happy. We compare our lives with others’ and envy them without realizing that we already have much more than what we could ever wish. That someone else’s happiness will not necessarily make us happy. And that we don’t have to look too far to find what happiness really is. We then grow up and learn these things along the way. Then we forget. Then a show like Trumpets’ The Bluebird of Happiness comes and reminds us.
Being a Christian theater company, Trumpets always offers shows that are full of heart and you will see in their productions not only the passion in the art but also the passion in using this art form as ministry and in spreading stories of faith, hope, and love above others
SDC’s Rainy Day Playlist
Hi, everyone! Here is a playlist we made for you for the rainy weather. With the weather so scary and cold, these songs will keep you calm and just enjoy the comfort of being at home. But, of course, they are all musical theater songs! Some of which are standards and some, new. We hope you enjoy them!
1. Always | Sutton Foster | Keys - Scott Alan
2. Still Hurting | Sherie Rene Scott | The Last 5 Years
3. Say The Word | Meghann Fahy |The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown
4. Pretty Funny | Lindsay Mendez | Dogfight
5. Dreamer in Disguise | Derek Klena | Carrie
6. My House | Lauren Ward | Matilda
7. Fly, Fly Away | Kerry Butler | Catch Me If You Can
8. Run Away With Me | Michael Arden | The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown
9. Kiss the Air | Caissie Levy | Scott Alan: Live
10. More to the Story | Sutton Foster | Shrek the Musical
11. On My Own | Samantha Barks | Les Miserables
12. Hang the Moon | Bernadette Peters & Megan Hilty | Bombshell
13. Some Things Are Meant to Be | Sutton Foster & Megan McGinnis | Little Women
14. There’s a Fine, Fine Line | Stephanie D’Abruzzo | Avenue Q
15. Give Way | Ensemble | Dogfight
16. Dyin’ Ain’t So Bad | Laura Osnes | Bonnie & Clyde
17. If I Told You | Stephen Lynch | The Wedding Singer
18. If You Want Me | Cristin Millioti | Once
19. Second Hand White Baby Grand | Megan Hilty | Bombshell
20. Everything I Know | Mandy Gonzales | In The Heights
21. Legally Blonde | Laura Bell Bundy | Legally Blonde the Musical
22. Maybe / Next to Normal | Alice Ripley & Jennifer Damiano | Next to Normal
23. A Little More Homework | Graham Phillips | 13
24. The Light in the Piazza | Kelli O’hara | The Light in the Piazza
25. I Can Wait | Nikki Blonsky | Hairspray
26. The Song of Purple Summer | Ensemble | Spring Awakening
27. Dividing Day | Victoria Clark | The Light in the Piazza
28. Send in the Clowns | Catherine Zeta-Jones | A Little Night Music
29. Always / Goodnight | Jane Monheit & Sierra Boggess | Scott Alan: Live
30. The Guilty Ones | Lea Michele & Jonathan Groff | Spring Awakening
31. A Light in the Dark | J. Robert Spencer | Next to Normal
32. When I Grow Up | Ensemble | Matilda
33. Goodbye Until Tomorrow / I Could Never Rescue You | Sherie Rene Scott & Norbert Leo Butz | The Last 5 Years
34. Say It To Me Now | Steve Kazee | Once
35. For Good | Idina Menzel & Kristin Chenoweth | Wicked
36. Not A Day Goes By | Betsy Wolfe | Merrily We Roll Along
37. Whispering | Lea Michele | Spring Awakening
38. Not While I’m Around | Manoel Felciano | Sweeney Todd
39. Breathe | Mandy Gonzales | In The Heights
40. I Still Believe in Love | Jackie Weaver | They’re Playing Our Song
41. Suspended in Time | Kerry Butler | Xanadu
42. I’m Not That Girl | Idina Menzel | Wicked
43. Marry Me A Little | Raul Esparza | Company
44. A House is Not A Home | Kristin Chenoweth | Promises, Promises
45. The Girl Who Drove Away | Nikki M. James | The Unauthorized Autobiography of Samantha Brown
P.S., better listened to beside a window staring at the raindrops falling (chos). Enjoy!
“Thank you guys. Thank you. I just wanted to be here today to personally thank all of you and tell everyone out there how much all of your love and support has meant to me over these very past difficult few weeks. Thank you. Not that I had any doubt before, but you guys are most certainly the greatest fans in the world. And I wanted to dedicate this award to Cory. For all of you out there who loved and admired Cory as much as I did, I promise that with your love we’re gonna get through this together. He was very special to me, and also to the world. And we were very lucky to witness his incredible talent, his handsome smile, and his beautiful, beautiful heart. So whether you knew him personally, or just as Finn Hudson, Cory reached out, and he became a part of all of our hearts, and that’s where he’ll stay forever, so thank you guys so much. Thank you.”
"Alam ko rin kung ano ang pakiramdam ng isang performer pag ang audience o yung nasa harap ko enthusiastic din na nagrereact sa akin. If I show my enthusiasm for this person performing on stage, if nothing else, they can take that."
u so kyoooot <3
My Gleek days have long been over, but these kids were a huge part of my teenage years. Sad news. Love and light, Cory.
Hugs to Lea. I can’t even imagine how devastating this is for her.
A feminism comic I did for my uni’s newspaper. I wish I had a bit more time to work on it, but I’m pleased with how it came out considering the tight deadline!
Here’s the list of all the winners of the 67th Tony Awards!
- BEST ORCHESTRATIONS:
Stephen Oremus, “Kinky Boots”
- BEST COSTUME DESIGN OF A MUSICAL:
William Ivey Long, “Cinderella”
- BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A PLAY:
Courtney B. Vance, “Lucky Guy”
- BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A MUSICAL:
John Shivers, “Kinky Boots”
- BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A PLAY:
Judith Light, “The Assembled Parties”
- BEST FEATURED ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:
Gabriel Ebert, “Matilda the Musical”
- BEST SOUND DESIGN OF A PLAY:
Leon Rothenberg, “The Nance”
- AMERICAN THEATER WING AWARD:
Diane Paulus, “Pippin”
- BEST DIRECTION OF A PLAY:
Pam MacKinnon, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
- BEST SCORE WRITTEN FOR THE THEATER:
Cindy Lauper, “Kinky Boots”
- BEST CHOREOGRAPHY:
Jerry Mitchell, “Kinky Boots”
- BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A PLAY:
John Lee Beatty, “The Nance”
- BEST FEATURED ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:
Andrea Martin, “Pippin”
- BEST SCENIC DESIGN OF A MUSICAL:
Rob Howell, “Matilda the Musical”
- BEST PLAY:
“Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike”
- BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A MUSICAL:
Hugh Vanstone, “Matilda the Musical”
- SPECIAL TONY AWARD:
Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York City
- BEST REVIVAL OF A PLAY:
“Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
- BEST BOOK:
Dennis Kelly, “Matilda the Musical”
- BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A MUSICAL:
Billy Porter, “Kinky Boots”
- BEST LEADING ACTOR IN A PLAY:
Tracy Letts, “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”
- BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A PLAY:
Cicely Tyson, “The Trip to Bountiful”
- BEST LIGHTING DESIGN OF A PLAY:
Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, “Lucky Guy”
- BEST LEADING ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL:
Patina Miller, “Pippin”
- LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT IN THE THEATRE:
Bernard Gerstein, Paul Libin and Ming Cho Lee
- REGIONAL THEATER TONY AWARD:
The Huntington Theatre Company
- ISABELLE STEVENSON AWARD:
- BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL:
- BEST MUSICAL:
Heyya fellow Pinoy Broadway nerds! Friendly reminder: The Tony awards is on today! Tune in to Velvet Channel (Skycable: Channel 53, Cablelink: Channel 224) at 8AM for the live telecast!
If you can’t watch it live later, don’t you fret! Here’s a schedule of the replays:
- June 10, Monday, 8 p.m.
- June 15, Saturday, 6 p.m.
- June 16, Sunday, 12 noon
- June 21, Friday, 6:30 p.m.
- June 22, Saturday, 1 p.m.
- June 26, Wednesday, 3:30 a.m.
- June 26, Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.