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Disrespectful dancing: clinging to the edge of the mosh pit

Sway to the right, sway to the left. Uniform in motion and occasionally in style, the gentle dance that occurs in the pit can be a mesmerising experience, that is until a hurricane of hyper aggression cuts through the room;

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Disrespectful dancing: clinging to the edge of the mosh pit

Sway to the right, sway to the left. Uniform in motion and occasionally in style, the gentle dance that occurs in the pit can be a mesmerising experience, that is until a hurricane of hyper aggression cuts through the room;

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Women Make Noise: A Discussion

I will be taking part in the panel discussion ‘Women Make Noise: A Discussion’ at Off the Shelf in Sheffield in October. LaDIYfest Sheffield will host a panel discussion on women’s experiences of music culture with myself, Julia Downes, editor

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Women Make Noise: A Discussion

I will be taking part in the panel discussion ‘Women Make Noise: A Discussion’ at Off the Shelf in Sheffield in October. LaDIYfest Sheffield will host a panel discussion on women’s experiences of music culture with myself, Julia Downes, editor

Image courtesy of My Heart Sings.

Singing and self recovery

Like most people stress can get the best of me. Project after project, priority after priority: it can eventually become too much. I started to look for ways to tend to my depleted emotional wellbeing and put an end to

Image courtesy of My Heart Sings.

Singing and self recovery

Like most people stress can get the best of me. Project after project, priority after priority: it can eventually become too much. I started to look for ways to tend to my depleted emotional wellbeing and put an end to

Image courtesy of BBC.

Review | Girls: meet your punk foremothers

When it comes to documentaries on women in punk, the topic is usually given a brief five minute recap. A few token women are name-checked in between various dog-toothed male veterans discussing whether Lydon or Strummer influenced them the most.

Image courtesy of BBC.

Review | Girls: meet your punk foremothers

When it comes to documentaries on women in punk, the topic is usually given a brief five minute recap. A few token women are name-checked in between various dog-toothed male veterans discussing whether Lydon or Strummer influenced them the most.

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No I won’t get your tea on: self care in the punk scene

Here we go. The not all men brigade strikes again. Legend has it the army has soldier posted near every woman, primed and ready for the moment she questions any part of the patriarchal nature of our society. In the

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No I won’t get your tea on: self care in the punk scene

Here we go. The not all men brigade strikes again. Legend has it the army has soldier posted near every woman, primed and ready for the moment she questions any part of the patriarchal nature of our society. In the

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Retrospective | Lady Bo

I’ve spent the last few days researching my black female guitar foremothers in an almighty playlist that I’ll share with you all soon. In the process I discovered Lady Bo, lead guitarist in Bo Diddley’s band from 1957-1961. Lady Bo, real name

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Retrospective | Lady Bo

I’ve spent the last few days researching my black female guitar foremothers in an almighty playlist that I’ll share with you all soon. In the process I discovered Lady Bo, lead guitarist in Bo Diddley’s band from 1957-1961. Lady Bo, real name

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We Need to Talk about Racism in Punk

I recently wrote an article about my experiences in a white majority punk scene and culture and why we need to talk about racism in the punk scene. The initial article was posted on Collapse Board and received a lot

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We Need to Talk about Racism in Punk

I recently wrote an article about my experiences in a white majority punk scene and culture and why we need to talk about racism in the punk scene. The initial article was posted on Collapse Board and received a lot