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”

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 punkEverything that was normally supposed to be hidden was brought to the front.Punk subculture – Wikipedia The First Rule of Punk: Be Yourself Our Second Rule ofContinue reading Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk: Punk Rock, the Social Model of Disability, and the Dream of the Accepting Community”