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My old pal @julia.fryett was in town for few days and got to check out one of my Immersive sound responsive Virtual Reality Paintings.The convergence of fine art and Vr are certainly an esoteric field so hearing that she loved this pieced means a lot to me! 📸 @nahiyanahmad

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dr ford

I have been sexually assaulted more times than I can remember but the most poignant in my memory is the time a friend took me to a Wharton MBA party and I was physically dragged into a bathroom and molested. I had just met this guy celebrating his new MBA degree 30 minutes earlier and after learning he had previously been in the airforce I made a joke that women can take Gs (Gravitational force) better than men. Sexual assault is as much about power as it is about sex. It felt as if it was payback for this guy who didn’t appreciate my joke. I never had an experience like this growing up in a very small town and going to public school.... In college was when I first encountered very privileged people at elite institutions (military academies, Ivy league schools). For me there does seem to be a direct correlation between toxic masculinity, heteronormative pressure and privilege that causes expectation, as if women owe them something.

I also have many sensitive wonderful men in my life who have experienced sexual assault and have educated me that whether a man or a woman is the perpetrator it is almost never reported.  If a boy is sexually assaulted by a man he may not tell anyone because of shame and if he is assaulted by a woman, people won’t take him seriously because society thinks men and boys should always want that kind of attention from women.


We should stop making this a gender war, and enforcing societal gender norms. That only perpetuates the problem, as repressed emotions of male survivors of sexual assault are likely to continue the cycle of abuse on someone else, and in most cases on a woman.


#Ibelieveher #stopkavanaugh

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a rose

A rose grows..

In a sparse meadow...

Unaware of her meager beginnings..

She grew beautiful and strong.

While some came to admire her beauty...

Others came to relinquish it...

And she died...

While pricking them with her thorns.


~Carrie Able

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some pictures from last night. felt good to perform live again after almost year off with a lot of health problems. As always thanks for having me @jumpintothelightnow

some pictures from last night.felt good to perform live again after almost year off with a lot of health problems.As always thanks for having me @jumpintothelightnow

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new VR

new virtual reality painting... with sound responsive elements.... I don’t have a song ive written that suits this immersive work yet... so i will write my first song specifically for a VR painting in the next few weeks

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thundering

Thundering outside....

While I lay and dream of you...

The smell of your neck...

Subtly wraps my pillow.


Loneliness I never felt...

Until I fell for you...

Before, I was alone...

Content in my solitude.


Now the vacancy...

In your absence...

Billows in expectation....

Of your return.


~Carrie Able

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i took this photo in manhattan 5 years ago today....time is a funny thing with poignant memories.... as they feel at once like a moment ago and many years ago...

i took this photo in manhattan 5 years ago today....time is a funny thing with poignant memories.... as they feel at once like a moment ago and many years ago...

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silence


The longer I sat in silence...

The more I heard ...

Music in air...

Of dancing frequencies...

So subtle ...

I had not ...

Heard them before..

In the absence of the obvious ...

The soothing hum ...

And scattering bits...

Wound together...

Unveiling...

A hammock of melodies...


~Carrie Able

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