Story and Interview by Miwa Sakamoto
As much as I can. Growing up, I didn’t travel much. I remember when I was very young, I tried to leave home, by bus, with an uncashed $10 check from my grandmother. I didn’t get too far. I take every opportunity I can to flea. Mark and I got rid of our apartment in Venice six months ago and have been living like gypsies. I’ve been lucky to travel around with him as he records and plays music.
Good for the soul.
Humans don’t need very much to survive. Living out of suitcases reminds me of that. I’ve always lived minimally. Simply, the more I own, the heavier I feel, and the harder it is to move around.
It wasn’t difficult because I’ve lived out of a suitcase before. I pride myself on my packing now. This time, I packed a suitcase of clothing to manage all seasons and a second suitcase I call my "bag of tricks". It contains a few film cameras, paints, paint brushes, pencils, pens, journals and a few books. Essentially, anything to keep me entertained, which coincidentally also happens to entertain a toddler.
It doesn’t really. I try to keep my wardrobe relatively uniform. My clothes have minimal color, mostly solids, stripes and some polk-a-dot & floral. My “Loren” (black and white) Dawn dress fits in perfectly. I like that can I dress it up or down. Versatility in clothing is essential when traveling.
Women supporting each other creatively.
Mishel Prada came to Nola with a project to film a music video and asked Roehm and I to collaborate. We filmed it with our iPhone to resemble found footage. It features a girl gang and it is shot in a punk noir style. It is filmed by women, starring women and about women. Mishel is almost finished editing it. It should be ready in the next month.
I hope it encourages people to try new things and to be creative. We used our iPhones. Today, anything is possible. The tool was always there. It was, literally, at our fingertips. Also, I hope it inspires women to collaborate and support each other, rather than compete with each other.
Of course! I strongly believe in social equality between the sexes. I was raised by a single working mother and I have two sisters. I am a girls-girl by default. You can be a stay-at-home mom and a feminist. The point is that you have a choice. Stay at home dads are cool, too.
Yes, but I am rooting for free will.
I go to sleep.
A clean armpit.