Sudy: My former pen name.
Nick: Formerly known as “Adonis” on previous blog. Spouse.
Isaiah: My cherished son.
Kyriarchy: a neologism coined by Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza, a blazing feminist theologian, and, according to her book Wisdom Ways, Orbis Books New York 2001… “derived from the Greek words for “lord” or “master” (kyrios) and “to rule or dominate” (archein) which seeks to redefine the analytic category of patriarchy in terms of multiplicative intersecting structures of domination…Kyriarchy is best theorized as a complex pyramidal system of intersecting multiplicative social structures of superordination and subordination, of ruling and oppression.”
New Media: The emergence of digital technology that gave way to computers and online interactive media such as blogging and social networking.
Feminisms: Feminism isn’t about women having equal rights to men. Feminism is about unlocking the systematic oppression that privileges some over others by means of limiting or taking rights, freedoms, and choices.
Pinay: (pronounced pin-NIE) A colloquial term for Filipina. A Filipino woman.
Radical: In Latin, it means “the root.” I embrace this term which, for me, means to get at the truth.
Russia, Ohio: (pronounced ROO-shee) Not to be mistaken for Mother Russia. Nick’s hometown. Also known as Raider country. A small town in western Ohio with no stop lights. One gas station. One bar. One church. A culture of its own. Weddings of 700 guests are common.
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What kind of camera do you have?
Nikon D300 and D80 and a Nikon S230 point and shoot.
What’s your photography website address?
Lisafbphotography dot com is the URL, however, it’s geared toward my small side business of portrait photography.
Ecdysis is a weird word. How’d you come up with that?
A long time ago, in a conversation with a mentor, I was describing a time in my life where I felt like I was going through growing pains. I was letting go of outdated versions of myself. My mentor gave me the image of a snake shedding its skin as it moves. Neither of us though had a name for that process.
Some months later, I was playing Scrabble with friends and someone asked me to look up a word. Accidentally, I dropped the dictionary and it flopped open to the “E” section. At the top of the page was the word “ecdysis,” and it caught my eye. After briefly skimming the definition, I was shocked and immediately dog-eared it as it perfectly described what my mentor and I had been discussing.
Do you consider yourself a feminist?
“I think you are a stupid leftoid $*!#. Feminists are men-haters and love abortion.” – Actual Comment
Thanks for stopping by! Instead of arguing what feminism IS or ISN’T with readers, I usually just ask where you get your information and go from there. Expend your energy into well-rounded research, then we’ll chat.
How can I contact you?
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