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Mitochondrial Eve 12.16

Love smells like mentholated nicotine and brandy. It hits you when you jump from fear. Asks why you scared?

This is how you learn how to navigate men: Practice stillness as a nuclear bomb. Beat yourself worse than they can. Curse their mothers through bloodied teeth. [End Page 60]

Bettina Judd

Bettina Judd is a visual and performance artist, poet, and scholar. She is currently a Five College Dissertation Fellow in Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College, a doctoral candidate in Women’s Studies at the University of Maryland, and an alumna of Spelman College. For more information on Bettina, go to