Blogs and Web Pages
- I maintain a few blogs; the baggage of enforced respite and chronic illness. I literally have lots of time on my hands, the consequence of a disability that leaves me physically limited but usually intellectually quite limber, and while there are days when I lack the strength to sit up in bed or raise my hands to access the keyboard, most of the time I am able to click away. That said, since the advent of social media that allows for more intuitive and immediate interaction, my blogging has diminished. in many ways, Facebook has replaced much of what I did in blogs. Though I do post to my blogs when I have something more formal to report.
- In Bed With Frida Kahlo. It is named after disabled activist and artist, Frida Kahlo, whose life story, including her strengths and weaknesses; gives me fortitude and insight. This is a very personal blog about my struggles with disability and the massive discrimination that accompanies it. It includes diary posts, recipes, poems, art work, photographs, daily indignities and other musings.
- Café Intifada blog, which is a bulletin board of events and articles of interest to artivists and other activists. I also include poetry, art, commentary, photos etc. It is the official web page of Cafe Intifada, the organization I head up. You can also find Cafe Intifada on Facebook.
- Emma’s Room, which is contained in this web site, and publishes my completed, more formal writings; mostly essays.
- The Frida blog includes the entire history of the conflict in the Human Rights Committee andUTLA as it pertains to disability, so for those Café Intifada readers who are following the issue of death threats and hate speech, the Frida blog provides some of the back drop as well as the more personal contemplations on both that situation and the current challenge of personal security, anonymous threats and political and social isolation.
- You can find my photography at: http://emmarosenthal.smugmug.com
- for the occasional 140 characters or less poem, or commentary, follow Emma on twitter.
- Follow Emma Rosenthal on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emmarosenthalEmma also Administers the following Facebook pages:
- Cafe Intifada: https://www.facebook.com/CafeIntifada
- Radical Dis-ability: https://www.facebook.com/radicaldisability
- Decolonize the Shoah: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Decolonize-the-Shoah
- Also, since my exile, I have found time to focus on home and community, making my daily life a living testimony to my values and skills as an artist, education, healer, writer and community organizer. My location in a once run down, restored 1913 Craftsman bungalow in the Echo Park/Westlake community of Los Angeles turned a lot of my focus into urban farming and the artistic medium of “house” and community. DragonflyHill Urban Farm is the result– or the process, where I work in collaboration with a dynamic yet tenuous community of artists, activists, organizers,craftspeople, urban farmers, immigrants,dis-abled folk, and otherwise marginalized people. It is a living installation art piece, a growing sculpture, an urban farm, a statement of time, space, community and above all else, what is possible when we dare to challenge the bitterness and poison in the society around us.You can find DragonflyHill Urban Farm on facebook, and at dragonflyhillurbanfarm.wordpress.com