ISA HOPKINS

Raconteur. Adventurer. Kimchi Enthusiast.

Chat From the Past

From deep, deep in my Gchat archives:   me: remember how i almost lived in that socialist puppetry theater collective?!?!    Ruth: yes!   me: and then i totally just ditched them??    Ruth: DID IT BURN DOWN   yes!   me: THEY FOUND ME ON MYSPACE!!!!!

FemChat 4.0

Isa: Also, I just discovered that ‘momoir’ is a word that exists.  Now I want to throw up the delicious tacos I ate for lunch.   Kelly: Momoir is now my new euphemism for diarrhea.

Notes from South America

Tonight is the last “Night of the Living Femikaze” show, ending the sellout run of our first independent Femikaze production.  Today’s post is pulled from my gmail archive in honor of one of the icons who inspires us to make hilarious-ass feminist comedy.   me: google voice doesn’t work in argentina, which is lamesauce it worked in chile!   Kelly: I blame Juan Peron.   me: ha!   Kelly: I blame him for everything,.. Read More

Conversations With White People

At rise: Kelly is making fun of people who carry around books that they never actually read.   Isa: I dunno, I’ve been carrying around this book about Cesar Chavez for a couple months.   Kelly: Why haven’t you read it? You can find out about how he tried to kill your grandfather!   (Long pause.) Isa: Um… you mean Fidel Castro?   Kelly: Oh, right. Different guy.

In Celebration Of Books (And People)

Last night I received a wonderful gift.   Deanne and Irv Bayer lived across the street from my parents when I was born; we moved away a couple years later and then, four years after that, returned to the same street.  They were still there, and my mom still called Deanne her Jewish mother.  I got birthday cards from her alongside those from my actual grandmothers and to think of walking down the.. Read More

FemChat 3.0

Kelly: aight  i need to write more on this fan fic toph is being awesome, as usual me: yes toph i heart toph Kelly: i know in the avatar of our lives, you = toph i = katara tom = appa me: hahahahahahahaha that is my favorite thing you have ever said.

FemChat 2.0

Kelly: I dreamed I was in high school and Donald Glover asked me to prom. I was very sad upon waking. Isa: Dude! That is even better than my Mulder sex dreams! Isa: Jealous.

FemChat

me: sweet!  i am working on an email to jingles about rape culture. we got into a heated debate last night he is a denier Kelly: Oh, to JINGLES, the person. I thought you were writing a jingle, a catchy tune about rape culture me: HA!

JingleChat No. 4

In which I attempted to persuade my friend Jingles to watch ‘Community’: Jingles:  i forgot how seriously you take tv me:  HAVE YOU READ MY BLOGS ABOUT BUFFY Jingles:  you… you serious? me:  also, i don’t think the second season is available on hulu or dvd yet i blogged twice and am planning another post about buffy, yes. about how its feminist narrative is actually much more limited than it appears Jingles:  oi.. Read More

Reinvention

I’ve been thinking recently of reinvention. Prior to my departure to South America, I struggled with a post – never published – about my reasons for making this trip; it had much to do with the realization of an ideal self, most aspects of which I will probably never come to resemble (e.g., being prettier, taller, size two and capable of wearing high heels instead of orthopedic flip-flops).  But there was one attribute of this.. Read More