From Portland Oregon, Alexandra Blatt presents a series of essays and monologues about life as she knows it.
The more I think about it, the more I understand that Pocket Girl started long before I began dating terrible men, flailing in my artistic career, or smacked hard into the wall of sexism. I was raised to not have a self. Gas-lit into believing the problem was me, and not the horrendous, dysfunctional, misogynist, […]
There’s more than one way to feel alone. It’s not just about being the only one in a room. Vapid, life sucking relationships and friendships don’t count as real human connection. Pocket Girl Podcast: Episode 5 ISBN: 978-1-926758-20-6 Show Notes:From an essay written after seeing a post tagged “loneliness” and “Portland”.Loneliness and the Fitbit. Links:Loneliness […]
There’s some shit so egregious happening right now…which has eclipsed the fear of speaking up. I found this to be true, time and time again throughout my life, that it’s only when the pain of not saying anything surpasses the fear of doing so, that I can. Pocket Girl Podcast: Episode 4 ISBN: 978-1-926758-18-3 Show […]
I’ve spent way too long trying to morph myself into someone I wasn’t, so other people would like me. Litany of passive aggressive disasters behind me, I vowed to do the only thing I can and ever truly do well; be myself. But as it turns out, a lot of people, most in fact, don’t […]
Who Are You?
Alexandra was interviewed by Robert Ouimet for his podcast “Ouimet Presents“ Pocket Girl Podcast: Episode 2 ISBN: 978-1-926758-16-9 Show Notes:Who Are You?Alexandra lists the many cities and countries she’s lived in. Robert and Alexandra discuss the possibility that she has a secret life.Some thoughts about the writing process.
Burning the Barn
I think women, and anyone who has ever presented as female for that matter, know all too well how it feels to be told which pockets you will, and will not, inhabit. And frankly, I’m simply tired of keeping myself in one. Pocket Girl Podcast: Episode 1 ISBN: 978-1-926758-13-8 Show Notes:Pocket Girl Podcast: Burning the […]