On this page you can find guest contributions to the seeing red project.
Here is a picture from leaving Paris, featuring the contents of my visitors and friends donations bottle. Special thanks to Jane Cope, Alice O’Rourke, Amy Naumann and Johanna Samuelson.
Judy Minx is a queer, feminist and sex-positive performance artist, sex-educator and sex worker. Her recent performances include the Queer X Show which is documented in the film Too Much Pussy by Emilie Jouvet.
Judy has contributed this poem to Seeing Red.
good news : I have managed to gain a little weight and my body is now healthy enough that it can menstruate again after 3 months amenhorrhoea.
bad news : It feels like all the clawed creatures, past and present, alive and living-dead, real and imagined, are partying in my lower belly, thus tearing my flesh apart and making me unable to move without excruciating pain and unable to stay still without agonizing pain, making me sweat and shiver, my stomach churning up in terrible nausea.
good news : my body is holy, it follows the cycles of the moon, and the goddess reminds me each month in visceral spasms that I’m a witch, able to survive through terrible hardship, and to perform pagan rituals with my vagina.
bad news : I was supposed to do all the work I could to save my college semester this week-end, and I’m seriously hating the goddess right now.
good news : it’s all clear now! I know why I was so agressive, apathetic, anxious, annoying and neurasthenic all of last week. no, my relationship is not falling apart; no, I’m not intrinsically unable to clean my room… I’m just PMSing.
bad news : my hormones are manipulating me – badly. I feel kinda humbled to realize that all my emotions and behaviours are so determined by biology.
good news : Yay! I can do a photoshoot for Seeing Red!
bad news : The last thing in the world I want to do is to have sex on camera.
bad news : I’m a woman.
good news : I’m able to carry a baby and recently I’ve been really wanting to have one so I can name it Palestine and go raise it in Al-Quds.
Josie Williams is a film and media student from Brighton.
She has created these images for Seeing Red.