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HOAX IS GOING ON AN EAST COAST MINI-TOUR TO CELEBRATE THE RELEASE OF ISSUE #10 FRIDAY SEPT 5th - SUNDAY SEPT 7th
- Confirmed Readers: Cassandra Leveille, Suzy X, Jordan Alam, Emma Caterine, Annie Mok- Confirmed Bands: Rachel Easterly (seeper.bandcamp.com), Little Waist (littlewaist.bandcamp.com)- special acoustic set!!!!, Tiny Tusks (tinytusks.bandcamp.com)- special acoustic set!!!!
Philadelphia: Saturday September 6th, LAVA Space - 6:30
COLLABORATION WITH ROCKERS
- Confirmed Readers: Jenna Brager, Khristina Acosta, Ksenya Leah Basarab, Joyce Hatton, Cassandra Leveille, Sarah Rose, Moor Mother Godess
- Confirmed Bands: Ex by V (exbyv.bandcamp.com), Hive Bent (hivebent.bandcamp.com - Baltimore), Underpass (aboutviolence.bandcamp.com - OLY), KT Spit (ktspit.bandcamp.com — OLY)
Baltimore: Sunday September 7th, Red Emmas - Time 5pm
- Confirmed Readers: Allison Hall, Anjana Rao, Miriam C, Cassandra Leveille, Taryn Hipp, rachel & sari (hoax editors!)
Hoax is a US bi-annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space to analyze the feminisms of our everyday lives. People of all lived experiences & genders are encouraged to submit!
This September will mark the five year anniversary of the release of Hoax #1! September will also mark the release our 10th issue. The two of us have worked tirelessly over the past half-decade to write for, edit, compile, publish, and circulate this project. As of the release of Hoax #9, the project has featured 145 contributors from writers, artists and feminists of various backgrounds, ethnicities, ages, citizenships, and genders. As of the release of the #10th issue, the number of contributors will be closer to 200. Hoax is sold at infoshops and distros in multiple continents. It’s pretty mind-blowing to think about, and we definitely could not have completed this project without our community’s support.
We have decided to celebrate by putting together a “5 years of Hoax” mini-tour to celebrate. We are hosting events in NYC, Philly, and Baltimore.
All of these events will be FREE, although we do ask that you consider donating to the spaces that are hosting us. We also ask that each of these events remain sober (i.e. don’t bring booze into the spaces!)
Please support our mini-tour by inviting friends to this event (as well as the events that will be made for each individual date) & posting / blogging about the release of Hoax #10.
We will continue to post updates about bands / readers / times on this events page. Let us know if you want to perform / read / table!
Long live DIY feminist print media! ♥
in the 90s i would have been a lipstick lesbian
me & Jess singing “Criminal” last night
i have way more feelings than i need this week/lately but this entire party was fun as hell & positive on levels that overcame scary feelings moments &, i’m so glad i went
best party ever // also some of the greatest friends ever
ok, so i have an interview for a feminist sex shop in negative 3 hours. and so my question is…how do i dress professional & while also flagging?
i made a couple of calls this morning to find psychiatrists who take my insurance and will give me another psychiatric assessment + hopefully prescribe me a non-SSRI anti-depressant. this is a highly charged decision. i was overdosed on psych drugs a decade ago & being “chemically sober” for almost eight years has been ultra important to me. however, ultimately, i cannot allow myself to fall back into the pit of paralyzing depression that held me back these past two winters. it’s hardly a matter of choice anymore, if i revert back to that state i don’t know how i will continue to survive. summer is the one time of year i tend to feel mostly okay, and i want to take this time to stabilize my mental health. i haven’t tested every holistic treatment option quite yet, however i am well aware that my depression is more than just situational —- when you spend your entire life oscillating between lows are dark as mine have been, you know that it has to be at least somewhat chemical. i don’t remember a time of my life in which i ever wasn’t depressed, although some episodes have obviously been worse than others.
my primary concern with all of this is that my psych history is gonna hold me back. i am hoping that which ever doctor i can get an appointment with is willing to re-assess my chart and overlook my history of hospitalization, polypharmarcy etc. i am also concerned about becoming “numb” aka meds evening out all of my feelings. but, who knows. maybe it will actually be okay for once. and you know, fuck it, i’m really damn fortunate to have access to healthcare.
your life is worth living even if you’re “not doing anything”
your life is worth living even if you are “letting life pass you by”
your life is worth living even if you stay in bed all day every day watching netflix
you don’t have to be big, beloved, important, beautiful, wealthy or famous
there is dignity in just being
it is ok to be
you merely have to be
i’m already mourning the end of summer. i prefer the way my skin feels when it’s sun kissed; even a burn feels significantly healthier than a slight chill. a true goth in summer. yesterday, i worked on job applications outside + it was so hot that the plastic cover of my phone melted. it had been quite some time since i had felt that satisfied.
What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he…
so, update: the thing everyone is coming at laverne for is for having read a letter from synthia, a trans woman convicted on a bunk rape charge
synthia was a member of the latin kings, and was sent to clean an apartment to help get rid of a body
she went there in a rush, and…
This week’s mixtape from Hoax Zine is dedicated to girls & non-binary babes who want a solid stream of bitch face-inspiring songs to play on their daily trips out of the house. !
Check out Hoax's 2nd mixtape on Homoground made by sari! While you're over there, check out Hoax's 1st mixtape by rachel too!
MY BEST FRIEND’S MIX TAPE
spoiler alert —- today is also their bday :-D