10/22/2010

10/15/2010

Queering Categories, Bringing Wreck

My review of (personal fave) Mimi Nguyen's panel, "Aesthetics, Access, Intimacy" or "Race, Riot Grrrl, Bad Feelings" at the Sarah Lawrence 12th Annual Women's History Conference is up at the Sarah Lawrence website now, included in our annual WH newsletter!

Nguyen’s comment about “quitting punk” illustrated the way many marginalized people feel within white dominated movements. Women, people of color, and queer folks alike have written extensively about how punk rock can be completely isolating to them. On the other hand, with its do-it-yourself ethos, punk rock offers the tools for positive things like grassroots organizing and creative self-expression. The potential for social change within punk and riot grrrl creates a tension: the simultaneous acceptance of marginalized folks within the subculture versus its constant re-creation of social hierarchies.

Read the full review here.

For more on how much I loved Mimi's panel, click here.

10/10/2010

LEARNING

YR MID-TWENTIES = LEARNING HOW TO BE AN ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELF, BOTH TO YOURSELF, AND TO THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

10/09/2010

Review of Critical Intersections conference up at Elevate Difference

My review of this pretty great conference was published at Elevate Difference yesterday.

Critical Intersections was cosponsored by Barnard Center for Research on Women and the New York Women's Foundation, its core focus on the inextricable link between reproductive justice and women's economic security. With a sampling of seventeen New York City organizations, the conference provided a wide array of interpretations of “reproductive and economic justice,” with that definition as a point of intersection for multiple struggles: economic, gender-based, racial, and community-specific.

Read the full review here.

DIY OR DON'T WE?

For the Birds was asked by the lovely folks who do DIY or Don't We? zine to contribute something about our experience as a collective. It was released last month and is currently Feature of the Month at Ms Valerie Park Distro (where it's also available for sale)! I co-wrote a piece with fellow Birds Cynthia, Kathleen, and Lauren about our triumphs and tribulations in the past two years.

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10/08/2010


Very Okay at Stolen Sleeves by Allison Weiss. We played a fun show with SLEEPiES last night and just got added to a rad mini-fest (on a Thursday night no less) called "Girls will be Grrrls." More details to come, check out our blog for updates!

10/07/2010

10/05/2010

Austin Thomas shout-out




The lovely Austin Thomas (whose solo show is up at STOREFRONT until October 17th) gave me a little shout-out on her blog today, among many great people, places, and things.

Thanks, Austin!

10/04/2010

FALL UPDATES

Unsurprising, but it turned fall just about over night. I think it was over 80 degrees on the fall solstice, but October has been totally 60 degrees, grey and rainy style.

I recently made inserts for both Cheeky and Aye Nako as part of the 11"x11" full color (!!!) booklet to be included in Are you with the band?, a women-fronted pop-punk compilation by my cohort and friend, Lauren Measure. Yep, that means there will be a Cheeky track on there too.

On deck, I just submitted a review of the Critical Intersections: Reproductive and Economic Justice conference at Barnard to be published at Elevate Difference. Also, ED recently republished my Marnie Stern review (as they switched identities from Feminist Review). Check that out here.

Racialicious linked to RE/VISIONIST again, so we are excited about that.

Hopefully my next fall update will have something to do with apple/pumpkin picking, hanging out in the woods, and making pie and cider.