<aside> 📖 a commonplace book by writer *KP Kaszubowski (page in progress!)* while drafting a poetry/essay book

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that’s me! hi 😊

that’s me! hi 😊

The miracle I intend to commit this year is to start over.  The miracle will be to treat my body like a baby.  I will treat this body like it is somebody!  Some body! I’ll say. Wow, this is some body!

an excerpt from the working draft of “some body!” - a book length poem-essay hybrid on the body, the self, disability, and ability.

circa 1998 with my dog Smokey [got him good with the bunny ears] and twin sister

circa 1998 with my dog Smokey [got him good with the bunny ears] and twin sister


the mission:

while drafting a hybrid poetry / personal narrative with the intention of detailing my shift from body evasion to mind + body connection, I discovered I had a disability (or a few…). This book project, with the placeholder name “some body!”, became my intentional practice that has “brought me home” to myself and my body. [this may be a perpetual work in progress. + this is okay! I’m just happy to be alive in this brief body!]

The purpose of this commonplace book is to share the sources, notes, and thought pathways while I develop this book. I hope the organization of these sources supports others on their practice of coming home to their bodies as well.

xoxo,

KPK

(I already like you.)

the gif was made from a clip from ‣, my debut feature film. The mantis’ name is Mushu and they were an incredible force of an actor and also an inspiration for leaning into “what the f*ck”-ness of life

the gif was made from a clip from ‣, my debut feature film. The mantis’ name is Mushu and they were an incredible force of an actor and also an inspiration for leaning into “what the f*ck”-ness of life


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Currently Reading:

“How to Stop Acting” by Harold Guskin This book was suggested to me by an often-collaborator and actor Joshua Koopman after we shared what it feels to surprise ones own self in any given moment. I sense there are connections from Guskin’s good advice to neurodivergent “un-masking” practices.

Research Sources for Some Body Exploration