For this issue of Pastie Politics Ms. Noir stacked together a tower of words. She constructed them upon each other into a less than stable pile, some of them falling out of balance, yet held in place with their collective weight. Each of them singularly common everyday words, yet in their grouping they find power and an aggressive voice.
Willow spent a rather long time and many a bottle of wine trying to capture and give power to the idea that revolved in a never-ending stream of babbling nonsense throughout her head. Although strong in thought, actually penning the words down was surprisingly difficult and when asked why, she couldn’t pin-point an exact answer.
She tells me that there will be more to come in the future on this theme, yet for now she is happy to enjoy a cup of tea and watch as the world goes by.
A young child staring at you and telling you that you look pretty
A compliment delivered with a smile from a passing stranger
A revved up car
A beautiful sight of leaves in autumn
A wink delivered with an evil grin
A bra strap being pushed down
A round of applause
A captivated crowd
A pair of pasties
A discarded glitter encrusted used eyelash
A set of words
A grouping of things
A sticky can of hairspray
An assortment of objects
A thing made just for your entertainment
A thing to be admired
An empty stage where once there shone light
A cheap house wine washed down with a cigarette
A spell broken
A slide back into reality
A fictitious act
A recollection of objects
An objectified objectification
– Pastie Politics Issue 2
Willow Noir, your all round good time girl.
She’s a peculiar, but always fabulous, burlesque structured wiggler and a generally odd child.
As a feminist, but not necessarily an activist, she is extremely thankful for the work that our foremothers achieved so she’s able to live the life she enjoys. Willow believes in fair and equal rights for all people and stands for all ‘ists’ and ‘isms’ providing they are not based in hatred, badness or are meanies.
She enjoys crafting, drinking strong black coffee and indulging in gin whilst being surrounded by her lovely friends.