I'd like to start 2015 off on a different note. This year Slapstik Skateboard Art will be working with 6 artists from different sects of the arts including painting, photo collage, woodwork, writing, and cinema. This year's first submission comes from an anonymous writer who's experiences have been felt by many when the weight of responsibilities suffocates your creative spirit. Enjoy it. Share it. Ask someone how they're doing and actually mean it.
It has been years since I have written anything. I wrote when I was fat; when I carried my baggage in rolls around my belly and thighs – soft and doughy. When I decided I no longer wanted to shop in the “women’s” department, I stopped writing. Every mile on the treadmill, every lap in a pool dulled the thoughts. The pain of self-hatred could easily be channeled into competitive drive – to go faster, farther. It was easy to hide.