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fight the gloom !

Posted in Uncategorized by litingyu on December 5, 2009

It is a gloomy day in Westwood, but Cafe Elysee is hoppin’ and poppin’ with students.

Boyfriend and I have joined the throng of studious looking hipsters, too smart for school, and fighting the cold with this:

deliciously frothy mocha latte.

I haven’t blogged in quite a while, but I had to drop by and scribble about the most amazing class at UCLA:

World Arts and Culture 144 – Make Art: Stop AIDS, with David Gere.

It was probably the most emotionally challenging class I’ve had, and I have to give props to Professor Gere – he’s as unconventional as it gets. Raised in farmsville, he finished college and went to India to study dance there. Then he got involved with AIDS work, linking together the public health realm with arts/drama, successfully reaching out to the thousands of people and educating them about HIV. Now he’s back at UCLA, teaching this class and sharing his passion with his students.

Nothing was easy – you learn about the international AIDS community and utilize arts for activism, then you’re required to plunge into your local community and research how AIDS has effected people right here in Los Angeles.

Never had I had a class where I’ve spent so much time and money…some of which was spent on buying a red glitter-dick from a sex shop for a “Sex West” Airline condom demonstration at Dickson Court, shouting “DO YOU MASTURBATE??” at the top of your lungs. It was quite an experience. I think I have shed all my shame and most of my the stigma that surrounds sex.

Anyways, the most important thing was the circle of girlfriends I gained from this craziness. After spending hours upon hours thinking up raunchy lines and researching Malawi (making fun of Madonna), there is no excuse not to bond.

So here’s the group of girls right before our condom demonstration on World AIDS day (:

Mouthy Women of Malawi

Mouthy Women of Malawi

Before I leave, answer me this: How does a bird fuck a bee ?



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  1. DLO said, on December 17, 2009 at 12:50 AM

    interesting blog post

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