ALESSANDRA RIZZOTTI

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Writer, Editor. Has written for @hellogiggles "Women Working To Do Good", a series that was a partnership with The White House. @sixwordmemoirs have been published in three Harper Perennial books and articles have been published on @TakePart, Smith, Heeb, and Neave's online magazines. Video art has been featured at The Baltic Contemporary Art Museum and Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher's "Learning To Love You More" gallery. Researcher. Thinker. Idea Maker. Connector. Former child model and @FamilyGuyonFOX post girl and Community Manager @GOOD. Follow me @hellorizzotti.

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    I woke up feeling bloated,
    My stomach swelling from
    The emotional upset of realizing
    I’m not ready for what I want to be ready for
    I thought of the night I was up for hours
    From all those vegan corn cakes
    And the jokes we made
    About blasting off
    I love how I could laugh with you
    Even in immense pain
    You’re the only one I can do that with

    — 2 days ago with 1 note

    This morning I realized I care less about myself 

    When you’re not around

    And that feels like a disservice

    To you and me

    — 3 days ago with 1 note

    I ate a passion fruit today

    Shared the juice

    Made myself taste the sour seeds

    Pulled apart its dry yellow skin,

    Reveling in possibility

    — 4 days ago with 1 note

    There was a dead butterfly cocoon in the window of my new apartment.

    Eaten by a spider.

    I did not notice it until I wished for a better omen for this new beginning.

    I wanted to be like the woman playing the flute accompanied by the wings of a butterfly on her nose.

    I wanted to be in sync, harmonious, biodynamic.

    Instead I’m feeling a bit empty, knowing I have spaces to fill.

    It is terrifying. Exciting.

    I am willing.

    — 4 days ago

    I made eggs for myself, the way you like them

    Medium

    More burnt on one side 

    They weren’t as good

    As when we shared them.

    — 4 days ago

    We began knowing we couldn’t

    When we rushed

    We burned

    Falling so closely for

    And into one another

    Bumping up against

    Reality

    — 4 days ago

    Your feet never fit against the tub
    So when I saw you melting in
    Embracing that you needed to
    Be there for yourself
    I felt my throat close up
    Because I remember
    You holding me there

    — 4 days ago with 1 note

    In the morning
    I normally hear the fan
    Over everything
    But today
    I heard a flock of seagulls
    In a city
    Not by an ocean
    And it made me realize
    I am not
    In the place I need to be

    — 4 days ago

    I wanted so badly to know why

    I had trouble deciding

    I just couldn’t love myself

    Enough to just be

    — 5 days ago
    What’s Artificial Will Die

    Don’t think of the danger
    Make one dream come true
    Let me hold you like you hold me
    Let me taste you fully
    When you’re down, I’ll be there to get you
    I know where the mirrors itch, it’s inside of your heart
    If you’re gonna make it right, you’re surely going to make it wrong
    Hallelujah, oompahpah
    I wrote you a scribbled note
    If I love you, I’m showing it now
    They laughed at me wanting you
    Said I was reaching for the moon
    I say we have a real cool time tonight
    Raise your legs and squeeze me tight
    Tell your desires of me and tell the reasons why
    Show your feelings of me
    Give me your heart only
    It becomes clear we are to be killed now.
    But I am confident
    An atomic bomb goes off to wipe this earth clean of all life, artificial especially

    — 1 week ago
    Mt. Wilson Observatory

    The first accurate measurement of the speed of light

    The moon hitting the clouds, creating shadows, lined edges, making the sky look bluer, darker, more ominous

    The universe expanded right there

    We saw it through a 60 inch mirror, now metal

    An 11 year solar cycle being understood 

    In reflections

    You took my hand in the darkness

    Becoming my telescope

    I saw Saturn’s rings squeeze me tight

    A direct current powered by the energy of our intertwined fingers

    We saw the heavens

    Light from the surface of Sun to Moon = 8:20 seconds

    Light from the Moon to our faces = 1 second

    2 hours, 43 minutes, 51 seconds 

    For Saturn to reflect back to Earth

    No one else could see our photons

    But us

    image

    Co-written with Scott Lewis. Calculations and facts from Scott Lewis, knowthecosmos.com

    — 1 month ago
    #space  #mt wilson observatory  #telescope 
    Guarded

    When so many people said no to me

    All at once

    I had to figure out why

    Not for their sake

    But for my own

    And when they weren’t willing to share

    I realized I was guarded 

    That I could not open up to myself

    And that being alone

    Would be more probable

    If I didn’t let my demons come over

    Head on, fast

    — 2 months ago

    I had this natural instinct

    to leave the door open.

    It felt inviting. 

    But often,

    a bird would

    fly in, disrupting serenity.

    A worm once gave birth

    in a sparrow’s mouth.

    That was when 

    I made myself

    less available.

    — 3 months ago
    What’s in the box?

    My father has 150 boxes lining his hallways

    In subsidized housing

    Thrown out of his storage unit,

    The boxes stay moldy, full of history

    But I’m not aware of what stories they tell,

    Except the one about the hospital gown he wore during my birth 

    "These boxes are fire hazards," I say.

    They block passages we should be able to walk through

    But he can’t get rid of them because each one 

    Hoards memories,

    Giving him meaning

    Giving me opportunities to learn more

    — 5 months ago
    #30for30BNV