The Media’s year-in-review issue is *live* and I am very proud of everyone who contributed…
Cynthia sent out 31 postcards, and I was the lucky recipient of one. Don’t you think she should make a stationery line?
REALLY wishing I could have made it to Illinois for this conference, but I’m following along on Twitter at #hiphopandpunkfem (the conference handle is @hiphoppunkfem).
Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms is an incredible conference that’s opening later today at the University of Illinois.
So many great scholars, activists, artists and performers will be in conversation, as well as creating and doing throughout the weekend. Here’s a snippet of the description from the conference event invite:
"This conference will bring together artists, activists and academics to stage new conversations about women of color and women of color feminisms across cultural forms too often perceived to be wholly distinct – hip hop and punk. Both hip hop and punk have received significant scholarly attention since the 1970s, but despite their near-simultaneous emergence in global cities wrought anew through multiple, devastating wars and global economic restructuring, rarely are the two brought into conversation with each the other. With this conference, we hope to disrupt status quo narratives and present wholly new analytic and aesthetic investigations about race, sex, and the creation of categories of deviance; queer of color critique and women of color feminist epistemologies; social movements, activism, and art; and much more."
The additional flyer included here is for yet another conference event, a night of performances and readings. For all events, invites and even more up-to-date info see the Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms Facebook page. I sincerely hope that this conference continues past 2013!
Lots of warm & fuzzy feelings over this.
[Image: A black and white photo of a seated, young, light skinned woman with dark hair, wearing a white jacket over a black bra-like type and black pants. Taken from the cover of World’s Only.]
Oh okay, so this is why I woke up to a bazillion orders for International Girl Gang Underground! RAD.
So this was actually pretty awesome to wake up to: seeing this and thinking, “Rad, I am so proud of Kate and also Stacy!” …and then remembering a whole minute later, “Oh WAIT, I have a piece in this too, it’s totally reasonable for me to also feel proud of myself here!” Nothing but xs and os for IGGU, Suzy, and Stranger Danger Zine Distro!
Big thanks to Suzy X for including International Girl Gang Underground in ROOKIE's gift guide this year (which she co-authored with Brodie Lancaster)! More important, we really loved Suzy’s take on how the zine functions in conversations about Riot Grrrl.
We’re also in good company. So happy to be nestled in between artists we love like Osa Atoe / Shotgun Seamstress and Hellen Jo (artist of Mimi Thi Nguyen’s book cover for The Gift of Freedom). For more excellent recommendations from Suzy and Brodie, click here.
As always, in the US you can pick up the zine from Stranger Danger distro.
At the Brass in Pocket opening in September with Kristie and Ali <3
Me and a bunch of friends pretended to be at a show at 10am on a Saturday for this really fun Superchunk video featuring H. Jon Benjamin and Jon Glaser, directed by Scott Jacobson.
Today I met the multi-talented Claire Beaudreault, manicurist extraordinaire, rapper in Hand Job Academy and writer for xoVain. We talked identity politics, girl rappers, “making it” in the music world, and “the real ’90s.” All the while Claire made my nails look amazing!
A pretty dreamy day off, if you ask me.
Cute room will soon be supercute.