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(no subject) [Sep. 8th, 2010|11:37 am]


I know this community is dead, but are there any mad women in the Toronto & surrounding areas who want to talk? I seem to only meet boring people.


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The Sea [Jun. 17th, 2009|03:42 pm]

 name: Frances
age: 20
favorite female writers/poets with themes of madness? Sylvia Plath, Virginia Woolf, Marguerite Duras, Anne Sexton.
favorite books on madness? The Bell Jar, Touched by Fire
Instead of going through the last few questions, i wanted to share this painting, one of my favourites with you:

Its the unchaining of the patients at  La Bicêtre  Hospital. I apologize, i don't have the artist's name.

Nice you meet all of you :)
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Oh, Betty Mo'! - new advice column for beatniks [Jan. 26th, 2009|12:52 pm]



This beatnik is based in the District of Columbia and is in her late twenties.
She blogs and answers reader questions about life, love, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness
for the modern woman (or man) with a progressive and spiritual perspective.

Send your questions now to askbettymo@gmail.com.

Thanks! Tell your beatnik friends.
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(no subject) [Jun. 16th, 2008|01:22 pm]

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Intro [May. 1st, 2008|10:21 am]

Hello, I'm Kym and I'm 18.
My favorite female writers on madness include: Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Wurtzel, Mary Beth Miller, Tracy Lynn and Alice Walker
favorite books on madness? Would have to be Proxac Nation or More, Now Again
favorite films which document or hint at "women & madness"? Girl Interupted, Pretty Persuasion, Charlie Bartlet and Prozac Nation.
My favorite quote is from V for Vendetta, from Valerie's Autobiography "An ince, it is smal and it is fragile and it is thew only thing in the world worth having. You must never lose it or give it away, you must never let them take it from us."
I just feel that I cold learn so much from the women in this community and I am proud to contribute.
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10 The Virgin Suicides icons [Apr. 26th, 2008|05:23 pm]

[mood |exhaustedexhausted]
[music |One // Epik High]

&. Credit downpour NOT thevisual.
&. Comment when snagging anything, please <3
&. NO HOTLINKING! Upload everything.
&. Textless icons are not bases. Kthx.
&. Like what you see? Then JOIN the community!

This post will be open for 1-2 days.

01-10 The Virgin Suicides
11-22 Beauty & The Beast
23-31 Tokio Hotel
32-50 Super Junior


FIND THE REST HERE @ thevisual.
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introduction [Apr. 1st, 2008|10:40 pm]
name: Marilyn

age: 24

favorite female writers/poets with themes of madness? Charlotte Bronte, Emily Bronte, Sylvia Plath

favorite books on madness? Wuthering Heights, The madwoman in the attic, books by Amelie Nothomb, Nadja by Breton, Hamlet, Cat's eye by Atwood

favorite films which document or hint at "women & madness"? the Hours, The virgin suicides, Adele H., Camille Claudel, Jules et Jim, Requiem for a dream

I also love the preRaphealite Ophelia paintings, especially the one by John Everett Millais. The ones about The Lady of Shalott are also quite haunting.

I'm currently working on the theme of female neurosis in the two french films 'Camille Claudel' and 'Adele H'. Has anyone seen these films by any chance?
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looking for feedback on my blog/novel thing... [Feb. 26th, 2008|02:39 am]
hi all. i'd be honored if you'd take a look at my writing and give me your feedback.
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hello! [Jan. 30th, 2008|01:40 pm]

[Current Location |hell, which has frozen over]
[mood |coldcold]

So, here's an intro to me.

name: Sarah
age: 20
favorite female writers/poets with themes of madness? Sylvia Plath, Elyn Saks, Kay Redfield Jamison, Emily Dickinson
favorite books on madness? Touched by Fire, The Center Cannot Hold, The Bell Jar, Detour
favorite films which document or hint at "women & madness"? Girl, Interrupted, The Hours
favorite quote, or line from one of the authors/poets/books/film stated above?

"I felt a Funeral, in my Brain
and Mourners, to and fro"
--Emily Dickinson

do you have personal experiences which have been touched on in this community? Well, I am bipolar and obsessive-compulsive. I also deal with severe anxiety and disassociative symptoms. I am pretty sure I qualify as a mad woman. I also write.
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