Q:a list of woc and qtpoc bands would be amazing - are there any lists out there already?
Not that I know of! However, I’m gonna start one, right here, right now. I’m sure I’ll miss a few but I’m inviting everyone here to add bands they know. Below are some currently active punk/hardcore/indie/alt bands that are fronted by, or in which half the band is made up of, women of color and/or LGBTQ people of color:
Try The Pie
The Younger Lovers
Permanent Ruin - soundcloud / tumblr
The Mighty Paradocs - facebook // myspace
White Noise Supremacists
Omega Sirius Moon
The Ch’izhii’s « does anyone have any music links?
Kera and the Lesbians
Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries
Destruye Y Huye
Lozen ««< ????
Obama Youth - facebook
Rayos X - last.fm
Tuberculosis - last.fm
Bascom (w folks from sourpatch)
Ephemera «< ????
Bedrooms «< is this riiite??
Blood Horses BATTY
Alyssa of See-Through Girls
Laura of Heavy Bangs
1000 Lights ««???
This Or That
Punk Funk Mob
Wizard Apprentice (formerly fat transfer) (Tumblr) (Soundcloud)
Oxygen Facial FKA Melting Wreck
Beast Nest - Soundcloud / Tumblr
Sangre de Abajo
Centre «< ???
Fanciulla Gentile - Soundcloud / Tumblr
Kai from Self Defense Family (and Bloomer!) ««???
Horregias - soundcloud // tumblr
The Golfas - soundcloud // youtube
The Breathing Light - tumblr // facebook
TV Tramps - facebook
Bat Vomit - Scum Bastard (Youtube)
Dead Rez Reflex
Baby Shampoo «« ????
Its Morning Somewhere Helms Alee
JD’s Revenge «< ??????
Criaturas - bandcamp // soundcloud
Big Joanie - bandcamp // soundcloud
Bushoong « ??
Moor Mother Goddess - soundcloud // bandcamp
Atomic Tan Lines
Bike Crash Ziyoou Vachi (Queen Bee) - youtube ” KUCHISAKE ONNA / 女王蜂 - 口裂け女”
Lior from Gay Panic
Flagitious Idiosyncrasy in The Dilapidation - youtube video
Girl in a Coma
Langton Drive - facebook / bandcamp
Virgin Gun Club
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Queer books out in July 2014. Know any others?
- Fat Gay Men: Girth, Mirth and the Politics of Stigma by Jason Whitesel
- A Queer Capital: A History of Gay Life in Washington D.C. by Genny Beemyn
- Heiresses of Russ 2014: The Year’s Best Lesbian Speculative Fiction edited by Melissa Scott & Steve Berman
- Climbing the Date Palm by Shira Glassman
- Like They Always Been Free by Georgina Li
- Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings by Juana Maria Rodriguez
- The Cruising Diaries by Brentez Purnell & Janelle Hozzig
- All I Love and Know by Judith Frank
- The War Within by Yolanda Wallace
- Wilde Stories 2014: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction edited by Steve Berman
Tamryn Spruill tagged me last week…
1. what are you working on?
I’ve recently had some crossover from the social work notebook to the subterranean (SEE: key for genogram with names obscured, above), every morning at seven notebook. a family autobiography (defined roughly, defined barely)— the things i’ve built in the gaps and glitches of my dead grandma’s story; the ghosts in the china cabinet, the girl who went away. this is: “fiction.”
I’ve been working on this project for three years, since I graduated from Goddard in 2011: a thing about the girl in the family, about how sex develops and what we don’t learn in the home, about what dies with one person, about how we love those who we fear will kill themselves. and grammar, it’s about grammar too, what it means to say “I,” what it means to say “she” or “the girl” or (my favorite) “we.” It’s a lyric novel, which means there’s clinical language and lists and dreams and obnoxious asides.
2. how does your work differ from others’ in the same genre?
It’s not as good. It’s not as good as the people I love who are writing weird ass amazing shit that is is and is not sentences, OR, that are sentences that hurt your throat. Rebecca Brown, Bhanu Kapil, Douglas Martin, Megan Milks, Renee Gladman. These are some prose writers that I love, that I look up to.
3. Why do you write what you do?
I’m still trying to figure this out. I hate all those glib explanations of why a person writes hybrid or experimental work, a pretentious claim that “genre is really limiting and I can’t really define my work” or whatever. I can define my work: I write about family and shame and privacy and sex and gender, which is not the same as being Into Gender in a gender studies way, which I am decidedly not, i could never figure out how to be cool enough, to get into that club, to be enough one thing or another. I write about weird girls and women and being a weird woman. I write these things because I am and am not a fiction, because there are many things that did and did not happen to me, there are many unremembered things and unknown things and things that can’t be known or gone back to. I write about longing.The things in dreams that have to have come from somewhere. It’s about God, I write about God.
4. how does your writing process work?
Practically, I rise three hours before I need to leave my house each morning. I prepare coffee and write, longhand, in a graph paper notebook. On a good morning I might write three or four pages of my novel. On a bad morning I write about a stupid dream and how I wish I made more money and something I’m resentful about the day before or whatever. Because I have a non-writing job that is rather demanding, my writing is (must be) compartmentalized. I don’t usually pick up where I left off, I start a new section, chapter or anecdote the next morning. It’s necessarily fragmented, both because of my time constraints and because I don’t, actually, know how to write a novel or narrative arc. Once a week or so I type all the bits into an OpenOffice document. Every few weeks I print out the new pages and leave them on my desk in a pile, cut apart where the page breaks ought to be. I probably ought to re-read them and edit them, but I haven’t yet.
Now I tag…
KRISTEN STONE! <3
It’s a Very Late Almost Sunday Saturday Spread!
Because I totally forgot today was Saturday and was really busy with stuff.
Anyway! This is a Letting go of the Past spread. It is very different from other spreads because guess what? YOU GET TO CHOOSE A CARD.
If there is an issue, such as a past relationship, employment, or just some sort of emotion you want to move past, you can choose it! Simply go through the Major Arcana cards (the first 22), and choose the card that best fits the situation. For some instances, there will be many types of cards to chose from. Then you shuffle the deck and deal the other four cards as normal.
Card One: I want to let go of… (This is the card you choose)
Card Two: What is stopping me?
Card Three: How to move forward
Card Four: Future Influences to avoid
Card Five: Future Influences to embrace
CREDIT THE INVENTOR: SHE IS AN ARTIST NAMED KATHLEEN MCDERMOTT WHO IS FINISHING HER MFA IN HONG KONG
Also she is developing this technology literally to help women assert their space in public AND MAKE A STATEMENT about how women are treated in patriarchal societies! She is developing other clothes too! You can support her project here: http://www.kthartic.com/index.php?/class/about-urban-armor/
The dress is the second in a series of projects called Urban Armor, which aim to help women own their space in public arenas that often attempt to deny this right. As McDermott explains in the project statement: “The series arose partly out of my concern over the persistence of ideologies asserted at women in public space through advertising, architecture and socially normative behavior. I began to look for ways women could take more ownership over their personal space in public.”
Basically this woman is a badass feminist artist. Please support her work and spread the word