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  • Safe Space vs Art Space

    I recently played at a venue that hosts noise music and various fringe performance art of some form or another. It was an open mic night with several noise bands, and a few singer/songwriter types. I was playing with Queen Antifa although it was just Samara and I because Lauren was taking the month off.

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    Soror 64’s Guide To Gender Neutral Honorifics

    We have Mr, Ms, and Mrs, but what should nonbinary or those ascribing to more neutral identities use? You’ve probably heard of “Mx” by now as the most prominent honorific used by nonbinary people. Pronounced “mix.” You would write “Mx. Eidson” and pronounce it “Mix Eidson.” I have also seen people pronounce “Mx” as “miz”…

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    Melt: A Genre of Pitch Shifting and Arpeggios

    I’ve been thinking about inventing this genre for quite some time because I have always wanted a word for the style of music I make besides just calling it “noise.” I also don’t feel like calling it “psychedelic” would be entirely accurate either. Enter “melt,” a genre I’ve started calling some of my more electronic…

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  • Genrequeer

    Whenever you ask a band what genre they are, they will tell you that they don’t want to be pinned down to just one genre. They say that, but we can listen to their record and always know what their influences are if we have experience with different styles of music. So even though they…

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  • I Did Not Consent to Exist (poem)

    I did not consent to exist. Every breathe I take is a reminder that my consent was violated. Every time the hair raises on my skin, it’s a reminder that I do not deserve it. Every time I feel something, it reminds me that I did not consent to this. To any of this. I…

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  • Made up Genders and The Origin of Our Labels

    Once in awhile I see youtube videos or facebook comments about “all the damn made up genders,” and it kind of bothered me. So I decided to go have a look. Which genders were “made up,” or who started them? I was curious as to how exactly made up they were. Then I realize technically…

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  • Gatekeeping in the LGBTQIA+ Community

    Gatekeeping is a form of abuse that is commonly used in the community to keep others away from certain activities. This tactic can be very dangerous to people who are just coming out or are exploring their own identities and orientation. Let’s take a look at how this tactic affects the community after the gap:…

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    Add Black and Brown To Pride Flag Now!

    Philadelphia recently decided to add black and brown to its pride flag to show solidarity for POC LGBTQIA+ people. I have read many white people outcrying this, saying that they don’t belong. Acting like they are inclusive, until it comes to race. I disagree. I think we should be inclusive. Their issues are our issues….

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