Wednesday, October 20, 2010

"Tits Out"

8 years ago we were at Giovanni's room browsing the dyke book section for some new reads, me in the erotica section and E in, well, every section. E finds Erika Lopez's "Hoochie Mamma: the other white meat". She proceeds to inhale the book in record time. She is now in search of the other books. Other books "Flaming Iguanas" and "They call me mad dog" are found and and enjoyed as much if not more.

Anyway, long story short and Erika leaves her publishing company to pursue publishing books on her own under her label "Monster Girl Media" and it is another 9 years until another book is published. Being a knowledge getter - E continues to search and google Erika for all those years and when she finds the new book orders it immediately. We are beyond ecstatic when the book arrives as Erika personally autographs it. Long and short of it, we read on her web site that she's coming to Borders in Philly and we obtain babysitting and plan to be there - by hook or by crook.

Fast forward a month by which we are now following Erika on twitter and of course friended her on Facebook. Last night E checks out twitter and sees a tweet by Erika that states "WE'RE CANCELING PHILADELPHIA. no one's done any press or promotion, and we can't afford to show up because i wanna see old friends." Needless to say E is hugely disappointed!! I say, tweet her and tell her that I will do what I can to promote for her if she reconsiders. Erika ANSWERS - can you fucking believe it? So we are on!!! we booked a venue and started promoting - We are hosting Erika Lopez in Philly on November 5 @ the William Way Center.....UN-FUCKING- BELIEVABLE!

So here's a bit about the show and Erika Lopez - You will not want to miss this!!!

The one and only Erika Lopez is gracing her home town of Philly with her solo show "The welfare Queen" to promote her amazing new book "The girl must die".

William Way Community Center
1312 Spruce Street
Philadelphia PA
Time: 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Tickets: $15.00 at door *No one turned away fro lack of funds - It's a Welfare Show!

*The girl must die* is the prettiest book Erika Lopez has ever made. Its existence is a metaphor for coming out of hell clutching a handful of flowers. A sweet little brick of a book that will bludgeon you with joy, the first printing will have a special edition color cover tha
t will protect it from getting any joyous blood or hair on the pages.

The Girl Must Die is a darkly comic love letter, scribbled to all those who have experienced the hilarious hijinks of hitting the skids and discovering they’re old and irrelevant, yet managed to fight off the Black Dogs and claw their way out of The Abyss to kick the world in the crotch—in order to blow it a kiss.

Erika Lopez wrote books like Flaming Iguanas for Simon & Schuster before she hit the skids and ended up on welfare. Some say it’s because she’s mean. Some say it’s because she’s loud. Some say it’s because she told people to get her books at the library. Regardless, she’s back and taking her rightful place at the head of the rickety kid’s table with the prettiest little brick of a book she’s ever made. It’s about white knuckling it through a seemingly endless tour of The Abyss, and realizing that whatever doesn’t kill you, will eventually turn you on.

Small excerpt from Erika Lopez's new book - just a bite of the pie to make your mouth water for more more more....

When you're in agony and in between being drunk or stoned through the terrors, you clutch onto quotes like that kitty poster where it says "Hang in there!"

Quotes contradict each other. Some quotes save; some quotes kill. Sometimes they change or have expiration dates.

They tell you to follow your bliss, but that's all they say. They don't say that sometimes your bliss will turn on you and chain you to the back of a pickup truck and race through gravel quarries, leaving you like shredded human cheese.........

To purchase this and Erika's other books visit her online store at

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

(Please do not feed or tease the animals)

Femme IN-Visibility (Desire Vital) is proud to present the co-launch of S. Bear Bergman’s book, Butch Is A Noun and Ivan Coyote’s short story collection, Missed Her in a first ever Philadephia Show.

November 11, 2010

The William Way Community Center

Mark Segal Ballroom

1315 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107

Door open 7:30, Show 8:00

ticket $20 @ the door

Both artists are well known as Masterful storytellers and renowned performers. Coyote and Bergman bring their finely honed stage skills of pitch perfect timing to their live readings.

Following the incredible success of their 2008 sold-out tour, Endangered Species, the mammals are getting restless and are hitting the road again with tour stops planned for Toronto, Boston, New York, Brooklyn and Philadelphia.

About Ivan and Bear:

Ivan Coyote was born and raised in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory. An award-winning author of six collections of short stories, one novel, three CD’s, four short films and a renowned performer, Ivan’s first love is live storytelling, and over the last seventeen years she has become an audience favourite at music, poetry, spoken word and writer's festivals from Anchorage to Amsterdam. The Globe and Mail called Ivan "a natural-born storyteller" and Ottawa XPress said "Coyote is to CanLit what k.d. lang is to country music: a beautifully odd fixture."

Ivan Coyote - Ode to Femmes

Ivan Coyote - A Butch Roadmap

S. Bear Bergman is a writer, a theater artist, an instigator, a gender-jammer, and a good example of what happens when you overeducate a contrarian. Ze is the author of Butch is a Noun (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2010) and Lambda Literary Award-finalist The Nearest Exit May be Behind You (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2009). Bear is also the creator and performer of three award-winning solo performances, a frequent contributor to anthologies on all manner of topics and co-editor (with the fabulous Kate Bornstein) of the Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation (Seal Press, 2010).

S. Bear - I know what Butch Is

S. Bear - Boxer Briefs

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


coffee; smelling; my perfect nose; a bunch of dandies; heart of gold;Portland my old lover; cum; fat; queergrrls; glorious

Roley Poley; Honey tongued stoney; Mama's coming to spank a pony; sweet cinnamon stick; lick me, lick; take a dip in my sugar, trick

Lightening bolt;Daddy on a stick; apple pies;fleshy folds entwined; porky; podgy;bois in a bowl; are you ready Michigan?? i am killing myself...

Femmes entranced; queer boi danced; image makes a flickr glance; a trupet, a crumpet and sweet honey blanket; fly my pretty, clear crimson sky

If we could be Barbie dolls, I would change your clothes by the moment, taking delicate care to caress your plastic curves and paint your toes golden sunshine...

Slap! i feel your pain; hunger; mouth;scales; slap; you are my friend;slap;delicious hand movement; creation; i am your bitch; come

twice an angel; blended coffee; sweet couplings; tongue dancing; hand holding; suck my clit

sadness;depart;gone;hello;friendly subs;bubs smiling;warm my kidneys;hold you dear;dare;shoot a deer;pain;gone

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

It's all right to cry by Carol Hall

It's all right to cry
Crying gets the sad out of you
It's all right to cry
It might make you feel better

Raindrops from your eyes
Washing all the mad out of you
Raindrops from your eyes
It's gonna make you feel better

It's all right to feel things
Though the feelings may be strange
Feelings are such real things
And they change and change and change

Sad 'n' grumpy, down in the dumpy
Snuggly, hugly, mean 'n' ugly
Sloppy, slappy, hoppy, happy
Change and change and change

It's all right to know
Feelings come and feelings go
It's all right to cry
It might make you feel better

It's all right to cry, little boy
I know some big boys that cry too

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Tikkun Ha'nefesh (repairing my soul)

I think that the calmer I get - the clearer I feel. All I focus now on is being authentically me in what truly moves me....Making decisions that empower me, rather then ones that are sacrificial in nature. The more I approach things with peaceful heart and determined truth - the happier and more control my environment gets. I am done with Drama - at least the kind I create myself. I consciously choose open and honest interactions and remain true to me.....and even when it seems as though I've done something for another - the end result is that it is my own truth to be kind and compassionate and therefore feeds my own soul.

humanity as a whole? well, my first step toward tikkun olam is to take care on my own garden, this will keep the weeds from spreading and infecting my neighbors garden.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010


I will not let you
shame me
The sorrows of your life
The atrocities that banished you
Into unforgiving places
Your reality is the darkness that I emerged from
Your reflection in the pool of muddy waters
Will not illuminate me
I reject your notion
I will not be ashamed of my body, nor my hair or my love
I am the product of your depression
I am the tool that broke your ground
You used me to build the family
Yet never acknowledged my sacrifice
I am my own vision
I will be apart
It is my hands that make my life
I am good from the very start
My heart breads no tarnished want
I am not ashamed any more