- The hesitancy to identify as “punk” because, for a wide variety of reasons, you still don’t feel “legit” enough
- How much work has to do be done/how much do you have to know/what do you have to look like/how much social capital do you need to have in order to be considered legitimate
- Why do you feel the need to connect with someone who has hurt you in the past? Why do you still want to give this person a chance even though your friends say he doesn’t deserve it? At what point does your belief in the power of transformation blind you from the fact that some people just KNOW to tell you what you want to hear?
- I want a donut. And some more massaman curry.
- Between reading Borderlands and various posts about monsters, the subject of women (or, really, anyone who doesn’t identify as a cis-dude) as monsters is fascinating. Monsters = power
- I would really like to hold someone’s hand but 1) I am too nervous to tell them so I started making them a special letter, 2) I am afraid of rejection, 3) I am afraid of rejection for all the wrong (read:self-hating) reasons, and I am trying very hard to see myself as my family and friends see me
- I would like to write more letters to more people because writing usually has the potential to be the most personal, intimate mode of communication. Plus, there’s nothing like coming home to a letter from someone who makes you smile.
Support Boston is a group that formed a couple years ago to address issues surrounding sexual assault, intimate partner violence, and other fucked up power dynamics present in the DIY/punk/hardcore scene in Boston.
We’d love to tell you all more about our group, what we’ve been doing and reading, and how we believe we can best support the survivors in our lives. Really, any questions you have (or ideas and insight you would like to share) are super encouraged! If you want to contact us ahead of time with questions, you can email us at info(at)supportboston.net.
This is a vegan pot-luck, but everyone in the collective will be cooking, so no pressure if you just wanna bring some chips.
The movie we are showing is Josie and the Pussycats (the live-action one) — that starts closer to 8!
- I was late to my appointment, felt like shit about it, and am getting over it
- I had lunch with a friend, who is probably one of the sweetest and smartest individuals I know
- I bought two bars of chocolate and a cookie because I’m in pain and I’m probably going to eat them and take a nap…and I’m going to try to be ok with the fact that I’m uncomfortable/don’t want to move
- I came home to a package from my mom. She rarely sends me packages, but when she does they’re always practical and great. So naturally, she would send me bear mace cause she rules.
- I’m going to work up the guts to talk to someone
- I’m going to start trying to be ok with confrontation in my head and outside of it
if there’s something you want to do in life but the only thing holding you back is fear here is your daily reminder to just go for it and put yourself out there. embarrassing yourself a few times is worth the risk/reward tied to pursuing the things you want to do. you only live one time.
FED UP FEST is a three day, all ages, DIY music and workshop festival showcasing and celebrating queer and transgender voices in punk communities. We are a collectively run group that actively opposes racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, ableism, capitalism, and all other fucked up “isms” and “phobias” at macro and micro levels. FED UP FEST is inspired from the short lived direct action coalition FED UP QUEERS (FUQ) that existed in New York city from 1989-1990 that grew out of the Aids Coalition to Unleash Power.
By organizing FED UP FEST we hope to engage our communities in a dialogue that will work to confront and challenge the perpetuation of oppression and abuse in our scenes, and to help create stronger and more sustainable bonds between and across radical queer and punk communities. Due to underlying homophobic and transphobic tendencies, the presence of queer and trans people in punk scenes is so frequently a site of volatility. By solidifying our presence and voices through solidarity and with consistent radical frameworks that center marginalized voices we can help confront the oppressive attitudes that pervade our scenes on structural and personal levels. As a collective, we firmly believe that punk should be a site of resistance to shitty mainstream values. We hope that FED UP FEST creates a space of defiance, empowerment, pogoing and change.
Since it’s Facebook official now I guess I can tell the internet that Disipline is playing this amazing fest in July! Our buddies in Parasol, Peeple Watchin’, and Curmudgeon are also playing, and there are going to be so many other great bands and workshops! v happy much excite ready 2 make lots of friends