For Willis, if your revolutionary thinking didn’t accurately reflect reality, it couldn’t change reality. In her version of liberation, sexual revolutionaries aren’t smug, performative hedonists who play out their fantasies in villas on Mustique; they wonder instead how thin the line is between courage and delusion while drinking coffee alone in their apartments or sitting on benches outside the Laundromat. And rock writers don’t turn their prose up to 11 to compete with the bands they’re covering, or get so bound up in the role of gnomic wizard that they can’t just shrug their shoulders and say, as Willis did, well, I was wrong about the Ramones; they admit to communing with what she called “the screaming teenager” inside. To Willis, acknowledging the real meant acknowledging that we are minds connected to bodies, and that what may not seem real at all — the unconscious and the psyche — are very powerful forces. Nearly every piece is a reminder that the culture we live in, even when we don’t profess its prevailing beliefs, has an effect on the psyche; that we internalize expectations even when we think we’re free; that we need to gather in groups to change our minds and the minds of others, because otherwise we stand alone in our pain and confusion, thinking that we’re the problem.

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How to Train Your Dragon party w/ @marvie3grl @kt_scissorhands and Shannon for the early screening! #dragon #toothless

How to Train Your Dragon party w/ @marvie3grl @kt_scissorhands and Shannon for the early screening! #dragon #toothless

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#toothless

#dragon

"I feel invincible with my headphones on"

Matt Nathanson’s new song “Headphones”

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#matt nathanson

#headphones

#song

#video

#music

#Theme Song

Lip print dress in honor of @hedwigonbway ‘s Tony wins last night. #fangirlchic #hedwig

Lip print dress in honor of @hedwigonbway ‘s Tony wins last night. #fangirlchic #hedwig

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#hedwig

#fangirlchic

My #RSD14 haul from @criminalrecords including the free swag. Well worth 4+ hours in line in the rain with @marvie3grl , cause it’s what we do. That #wizardofoz sntk is on EMERALD vinyl ♥ #butchwalker #wandajackson #haim #bettywho #garbage #screamingfemales #brodydalle

My #RSD14 haul from @criminalrecords including the free swag. Well worth 4+ hours in line in the rain with @marvie3grl , cause it’s what we do. That #wizardofoz sntk is on EMERALD vinyl ♥ #butchwalker #wandajackson #haim #bettywho #garbage #screamingfemales #brodydalle

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#rsd14

#garbage

#wandajackson

#haim

#bettywho

#butchwalker

#brodydalle

#wizardofoz

#screamingfemales

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