Can You Deal? Zine
"I create music and art because I need to. To express, to bond, to reconcile, and to connect. And to use my voice. To have it received with such a generic labeling as "girl band" and consistently referenced as "female fronted" is insulting and reductive. Last year my band, Bleached, released a deeply personal full length album titled Welcome The Worms. It was a record about being in an emotionally abusive relationship. It was a record about getting spun out on drugs and alcohol. It was a record about totally losing myself in order to find myself. It was also our most ambitious body of work yet, with guitar work and guitar sounds and production we had only dreamed of until then. And yet to this day I am still fielding interview questions that have more to do with my gender than with the art I am creating. Somehow the conversation usually derails into some variation of the following question: "What is it like to be a girl in a rock band?". And the ensuing story will define us based on our sex. Why is gender pointed out in nearly all coverage of our band? Labeling me as a woman in a band just puts me in a box, and doesn’t allow everything else I am to be seen and heard. It's 2017, Can You Deal with women playing rock and roll yet? This zine is a collection of shared experiences from other artists as told through exclusive essays, stories, visual art, poetry, and lyrics. Net proceeds from the zine will go to Planned Parenthood. Contributors include: Julien Baker, Alicia Bognanno of Bully, Melissa Brooks (The Aquadolls), Jennifer Clavin (Bleached), Jessica Clavin (Bleached), Bethany Cosentino (Best Coast), Cecilia Della Peruti (Gothic Tropic), Jenny Eliscu, Hether Fortune (Wax Idols), Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum), Suzi Gardner and Donita Sparks (L7), Laena Geronimo (FEELS), Alice Glass, Micayla Grace (Bleached), Allie Hanlon (Peach Kelli Pop), Hinds, Ali Koehler (Upset, Vivian Girls), Lizzo, Dani Miller (Surfbort), Kate Nash, Liz Phair, Marisa Prietto (Wax Idols), Tegan Quin (Tegan and Sara), JD Samson, Patty Schemel (Upset, Hole), Kim Schifino (Matt and Kim), Mish Way (White Lung), Hayley Williams (Paramore) Jane Weidlin (The Go Go's), Allison Wolfe (Sex Stains, Bratmobile)
Limited to 1000.