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Will you be at CMJ? I am moderating a panel about feminism on Tuesday and shit is going to get REALLY REAL. We will discuss making shows a safer space for women LGBTQ folks, marketing by boys to boys, how NOT to write about bands, intersectionality, privilege, the constant struggle for legitimacy, and anything else we’re able to sink our teeth (and brains) into. With the goal of comforting, inspiring, and invigorating festival-goers, we also hope to show allies how to rally against industry sexism.
To represent women in the music industry, I’ve wrangled a talented crop of speakers with resumes spanning across entities such as: Warp Records, SiriusXM Radio, Riot Act Media, K Records, VICE, Noisey, Secretly Canadian, MTV, Time Out New York, DC Comics, SPIN Magazine, Distiller Promo, and Heliotropes. If you have a badge, I’d love to see you there.
Says CMJ: “A stellar panel of musicians, promoters, producers and industry figures discuss the face of feminism in the current musical climate. Coming together with diverse perspectives and industry experiences, they will explore the progress made and pinpoint room for improvement.” Panel takes place on Tuesday 10/21 @ 3:30pm at NYU’s Kimmel Ctr, 10th floor.

Will you be at CMJ? I am moderating a panel about feminism on Tuesday and shit is going to get REALLY REAL. We will discuss making shows a safer space for women LGBTQ folks, marketing by boys to boys, how NOT to write about bands, intersectionality, privilege, the constant struggle for legitimacy, and anything else we’re able to sink our teeth (and brains) into. With the goal of comforting, inspiring, and invigorating festival-goers, we also hope to show allies how to rally against industry sexism.

To represent women in the music industry, I’ve wrangled a talented crop of speakers with resumes spanning across entities such as: Warp Records, SiriusXM Radio, Riot Act Media, K Records, VICE, Noisey, Secretly Canadian, MTV, Time Out New York, DC Comics, SPIN Magazine, Distiller Promo, and Heliotropes. If you have a badge, I’d love to see you there.

Says CMJ: “A stellar panel of musicians, promoters, producers and industry figures discuss the face of feminism in the current musical climate. Coming together with diverse perspectives and industry experiences, they will explore the progress made and pinpoint room for improvement.” Panel takes place on Tuesday 10/21 @ 3:30pm at NYU’s Kimmel Ctr, 10th floor.

(Source: cmj.com)

introducing: a broad

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  • Tacocat: Eric, Emily, Lelah, Bree
  • Note: Lelah is wearing a Meryl Streep shirt
Tacocat is a feminist punk band from Seattle. They recently released a video for “Bridge To Hawaii,” and I especially enjoy that Lelah drives the exact same Jeep as my neighbor, Mike. Aside from their album being one of my favorites of the year, I connected with Tacocat next-level over their song “Hey Girl” which has found a home on my never-ending songs-about-street-harassment playlist. Aside from being the funnest band possible, they’re empowering as hell: as individuals, and radiating good vibes as a group. While I had the distinct pleasure of meeting all four, I’m happy to introduce Bree and Emily here.
Name:
  • Emily: Hi! I’m Emily. 
  • Bree: Hey! I’m Bree!

What do you do?:
  • Emily: I sing and play tambourine. 
  • Bree: And I play bass guitar and yelp backups sometimes.
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What informs/inspires your style?:

  • Emily: I’m inspired by my best friends and band mates, Lelah, Bree, and Eric. I’m also inspired/informed by Blade Runner, my teenage self, the 1990s’ idea of technology and the future, the actual future, and The Craft. To name a few. 
  • Bree: Um, Babes in Toyland and Hole. Like, Em I also like shamelessly ripping off style ideas from my stylish n’ creative bandmates, it’s really the best. Also, my lady friends in other amazing bands have the best style-to name a few, Robin from Lisa Prank, Marisa in Mannequin Pussy, Ali from Upset and Nicole and Rachel in Slutever.
All-time number one favorite thing to wear:
  • Emily: It’s been about 14 years since I’ve had a “natural” hair color, so I guess I enjoy wearing crazy hair dye the most. The rest of my fashion comes and go based on what my hair’s doing :) 
  • Bree: I love black leather boots. And I walk everywhere and wear them every day for every season, so I do love when I can find some that don’t fall apart. Frye’s have disappointed me in the past, but my current Dr. Marten’s have been going pretty strong.
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What’s something you’ve been thinking about a lot lately?:
  • Emily: I’ve been thinking a lot about travel and how great it is to knock the cobwebs out of your brain and escape your everyday environment. We’re going on two tours this fall, the second one is to Europe, and I can’t thinking about all the travel options! It’s like, two months away, but I’m already nervous about what to pack. So excited! 
  • Bree: I’ve been thinking about how good that band Girlpool is. They are a teenage duo that are writing super personal punk songs on just bass and guitar-they are basically a punk rock Liz Phair.
Current non-fashion obsession:
  • Emily: I’ve been obsessed with the strawberry Starburst sorbet popsicles that only seem to be for sale at the mini-mart by my house. Also obsessing over: Lisa Hanawalt’s weird/wonderful book (of hilarious cartoons and words) called My Dumb Dirty Eyes, and revisiting the high-school jams of Jimmy Eat World now that the seasons are changing and I’m feeling a teen with some angst to burn. 
  • Bree: My roomates and I have been obsessed with the new S record “Cool Choices…” it’s a total heartfelt breakup record that we have been listening while we go through our boxes of old photos and letters. We’ve been calling them “Feelings Parties.”
What helps you feel confidence about your body, style, and general sense of self?:
  • Bree: This summer, I felt so inspired by friends and acquaintances that are shattering these oppressive body image “norms” just by posting selfies on social media under hastags like #Fatkini or with captions like “How to get a bikini body: duh, just put on a bikini.” Just having safe spaces for that kind of super body positive self image filtering through your daily dredge of internet stuff is really beautiful and inspiring. It makes me realize that our generation is actually working towards a shift towards a better feminist future, and the change is actually happening slowly around us.
  • Emily: Totally agreed. I feel more confident now than I ever have, which I think happens when you get a little older and get your head outta your ass, but probably also because I’m surrounded by rad women and allies of rad women who are actively shifting toward being enlightened humans with body-positive future-brains. I seriously think that traditional beauty norms are “going out of style” slowly but surely. Which rules.
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What’s it mean to be a Broad?:
  • Bree: It’s funny, but some of my friends and I were just talking about how when we think of the word “broad,” we think of Roz from Frasier. Maybe because of her sex positive, brazen outlook on the female experience and the way she exudes strength- Roz is the ultimate Broad. 
  • Emily: OMG Bree nailed it. Roz! And maybe that lady from Titanic. Molly Brown? Played by Kathy Bates, who also seems like a brazen broad in real life (and in Misery, gawd that movie too!).
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End note: Tacocat's album NVM is out now on Hardly Art. This interview was a dream come true, right down to the matching jackets and fist pumping to “Hey Girl.”
Hint: the next “Introducing: A Broad” will be with some of my favorite Seattlites. Discover the band + watch the “Bridge To Hawaii” video here.

Hint: the next “Introducing: A Broad” will be with some of my favorite Seattlites. Discover the band + watch the “Bridge To Hawaii” video here.

(Source: hardlyartrecords)

DONATION NEEDED: Women's Clothing (NYC)

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My buddy Caren is in a tight spot after being out of the country for 8 months and having her subletter lose a lot of her belongings. Note from Caren: “NYC lady friends…please unload your unwanted clothes on me…I’m having a clothes emergency… as in, I don’t have any… help!! Coming home after a big trip is hard on it’s own, and for me this time around, the hits just keep on coming…. Someone I trusted with all my stuff while I was away “misplaced” an entire box of my clothes. All of my shirts. And pants. I have very little clothes to wear. If you are getting rid of any clothes that you think would fit me (s/m tops and my pants size is 8, 9 or 10), please let me know.”
If you have anything to contribute or donate, pleae email thedreamleaves [at] gmail [dot] com.

novia-en-una-coma asked: where do you get your Fred Perry shirts from? : ) I love you style!

Fred Perry Surplus Shop - 306 Grand St in Williamsburg (Brooklyn).

  • Fred Perry t-shirt: from outlet in Williamsburg
  • sunglasses: found on the ground outside my old office
  • cool haircut: self salon in Bushwick
  • purple backpack: American Apparel
  • ribbed HUE tights: thanks, Mom
  • vintage ESPRIT hiking boots: thanks, again, Mom
  • black BDG shorts: ripped pants while climbing out of window
  • faded lipstick: NARS, jungle red, duh

Apparently, now equipped with a middle part, I’ve forgotten how to smile.

Summer dove into fall pretty quickly, if not for the temperature (sigh, whatever), than for work becoming exponentially more insane. Longer days, more concerts, the sudden urgency to get everything set for CMJ, etc. This year, in addition to party planning, I’ll be moderating a panel about feminism in the music industry. That’s actually what incited these photos! I needed more recent headshots to accurately portray what I look like now at age 27, so I enlisted Newly Appointed Photographer Boyfriend to help. He is shy and doesn’t want photo credit yet. Cute, yeah?

Side note / important question: If you’re growing out your bangs and don’t tell the Internet, are you REALLY doing it?


Fat Mermaid! Outlined this fun underwater collection on shadood. (via karenrockowerglass).

After posting my healed beach photo a few weeks back, I dug into Karen’s archive to unveil the magical day of the fat mermaid. This summer has been one of many compliments from strangers. Brooklyn, you’re very flattering. My fave so far: “is that a body-positive femme mermaid?!”
Yes, lady. Yes it is.

Fat Mermaid! Outlined this fun underwater collection on shadood. (via karenrockowerglass).

After posting my healed beach photo a few weeks back, I dug into Karen’s archive to unveil the magical day of the fat mermaid. This summer has been one of many compliments from strangers. Brooklyn, you’re very flattering. My fave so far: “is that a body-positive femme mermaid?!”

Yes, lady. Yes it is.

Dress Code Cracker Episode 12: Nautical Grandma road tripping summer child

I had a lot of fun being interviewed by Dress Code Cracker, a podcast that dissects fashion in the simplest of terms: “what they wore, why they wore it.” Having a couple drinks with Sarah and really getting into it proved to be anything but simple (in the best, most gleeful way possible). Our conversation included: meaningless tattoos, bitchy high ponytails, size privilege, the music industry, ‘Bushwick pretty’ vs ‘regular pretty,’ pencil-skirt cycling woes, ignoring the mainstream media, subverting style cues, and cute/slutty/weird lingerie.

Listen to the podcast and check out the writeup and imagine what it would be like if I were your excessively giggly and excruciatingly honest friend at the bar.

tattoos: Karen Glass (karenrockowerglass)
sunglasses: QUAY
Coco Rave bikini top: the BONTON, duh
Just thought I’d share my beach body after a triumphant return to Rockaway today. My tattoo was looking fresh/thematically appropriate so I asked my friend to document it.
  • tattoos: Karen Glass (karenrockowerglass)
  • sunglasses: QUAY
  • Coco Rave bikini top: the BONTON, duh

Just thought I’d share my beach body after a triumphant return to Rockaway today. My tattoo was looking fresh/thematically appropriate so I asked my friend to document it.

(Source: shadood)