None of Us Ashes, All of Us Flames: Let’s Organize Our Lives Around Love and Care

We may only be subordinates but we hear everything All your closed-door conversations, we’re always listening We sense frequencies you’d never hear or think to pay attention to And we can tell what’s on its way here, long before the train comes through Canaries Ezra Furman’s “All of Us Flames” is an anthem for weContinue reading “None of Us Ashes, All of Us Flames: Let’s Organize Our Lives Around Love and Care”

A Sound That Turns the Mountains Into Sand

When bigots have got me down and I need to scream and air guitar it out, I turn to Screaming Females, my favorite powerThe 20th Century political scientist Karl Deutsch said, “Power is the ability not to have to learn.”I quote this statement often, because I think it’s one of the most important… trio ofContinue reading “A Sound That Turns the Mountains Into Sand”

Stimpunks and Vancerts Presents: The Bobby Lees and Forty Feet Tall

The music of The Bobby Lees resonates with my neurodivergentNeurodivergent, sometimes abbreviated as ND, means having a mind that functions in ways which diverge significantly from the dominant societal standards of “normal.”NEURODIVERSITY: SOME BASIC TERMS & DEFINITIONS Neurodivergent is quite… life and neurology. I love this band so much. When StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” toContinue reading Stimpunks and Vancerts Presents: The Bobby Lees and Forty Feet Tall”

The Music of Stimpunks: A Public Service Announcement… with Guitar

We placed songs from our “Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk” and “Pluralism Rocks” playlists throughout stimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead of hiding our stims, we….org, tying them into our advocacy. They collectively serve as aContinue reading “The Music of Stimpunks: A Public Service Announcement… with Guitar”

Stimpunks Presents: Josephmooon and the Irie Smial Preserve

StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead of hiding our stims, we… is proud to present Josephmooon and the Irie Smial Preserve. Lately I’ve been feeling out of tune out of tune I don’t know why butContinue reading Stimpunks Presents: Josephmooon and the Irie Smial Preserve”

The Art of Jasmine Slater Accompanied by Nina Simone

Beautiful, captivating, and affecting. Thanks for sharing with the world, @jasdwrites (Jasmine Slater). I sat with this piece for a long while, first in silence and then with a playlist I assembled in attempt to capture some of the feels evoked. I started the playlist with a video from a campaign to end race-based hairContinue reading “The Art of Jasmine Slater Accompanied by Nina Simone”

September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving

September was busy at StimpunksStimpunk combines “stimming” + “punk” to evoke open and proud stimming, resistance to neurotypicalization, and the DIY culture of punk, disabled, and neurodivergent communities. Instead of hiding our stims, we…. We made progress on setting up the foundation and the philanthropic LLC. We got a new logo. We helped launch Josephmooon’sContinue reading “September at Stimpunks: Our Blogging, Our Reading, Our Giving”

The Neurodivergent Experience in Josephmooon’s “So Far So Good”

Our own Ronan released an album. Ronan is lyricist for Josephmooon. You can read the story of their distributed collaboration on their blog: josephmooon explained more backstory “How to write a song” Mooonmemories These songs resonate with my autisticAutistic ways of being are human neurological variants that can not be understood without the social model of disability.If youContinue reading “The Neurodivergent Experience in Josephmooon’s “So Far So Good””

Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk: Punk Rock, the Social Model of Disability, and the Dream of the Accepting Community

Everything that was normally supposed to be hidden was brought to the front. Punk subculture – Wikipedia The lyrics referred to the way many people viewed fans of punk rock (who often endured stares, slurs and assaults at the time), but they could just have easily been about people diagnosed with mental illnesses, who are frequently lookedContinue reading Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk: Punk Rock, the Social Model of Disability, and the Dream of the Accepting Community”