A #Misfitforlife is Born
In which @jackinessity gives birth to herself in Fargo, ND
I was born in an art gallery yesterday morning.
It was about four AM. I was drunk. I was high. I was in love. I was utterly heartbroken.
I was a gorgeous, brilliant, beautiful mess.
Then, something entirely unexpected happened. I was sitting looking at the exposed brick of the wall, at the amazing paintings, at the night.
I was still.
I got down off the bench, and I got down on my knees, and I said a big giant fucking “THANK YOU” to the Universe.
Then I collapsed to the floor utterly helpless and melted into it. And while I lay there unable to move, I had an epiphany.
I knew that I was the most incredible piece of artwork in that room. I knew that I was art, and that art is inside of me.
I rose from that spot an artist. I gave birth to myself yesterday, and now everything in my life makes a bizarre kind of light-of-true-genius-madness-in-my-eyes kind of sense.
My name is Jackie Lea Shelley, and I am a Misfit.
I am an Idealist.
I am a Mama.
I am a fucking Warrior Princess.
I am an Artist.
And I am so damn grateful to be alive.