Over thanksgiving I went with Cioffi’s family to the desert!!! Inspired by the documentary Bombay Beach, we explored Slab City and walked through the transient trailer community near the Salton Sea. Salvation Mountain was gorgeous and I realized how much I wanted to be able to do something like this in my own life. For this man, his utopia was religious, for me, my utopia would be a yonic society that was somewhat based on Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale”. I would go to an uninhibited part of New Mexico or Texas or even my home state New York and in my old age construct some sort of optimistic haven that nodded to my feminist values. Yes, I’d like to do that.