On episode 13, one of the founding members and lead shouter of the renowned anarcho-punk band CRASS, Steve Ignorant, discusses the protest songs they wrote over 40 years ago, which he continues to perform.
“Sad thing is, those songs are still relevant; you’ve just got to change a few politicians’ names.”
On episode five, artist and poet Roshan James talks about how her creativity has helped her deconstruct societal norms, allowing her to turn everything she was taught on its head and re-examine it to find out what little things might have been true or make sense and could be helpful to carry forward and what things are just the chaff that needs to go into the wind.
On episode four, Jillian Clair, singer for MVLL CRIMES, talks about the release of their 12″ EP “YOU EMBVRRVSS ME” on Cursed Blessings Records, her day job dealing with Freedom of Information requests for the City of London, the need for punks to get involved in municipal politics, zines, the lack of all-ages venues in many music scenes, many bands currently active in Ontario, and much more.
On Sept. 8, the evening before the official release of MVLL CRIMES 12” EP “YOU EMBVRRVSS ME,” lead singer Jillian Clair took the opportunity to avoid helping her bandmates to load in for a show at Doors Taco Joint and Metal Bar in Hamilton, Ontario, instead having a conversation with Woodstein Media. The chat took some unexpected turns as connections through the music and zine community were discussed in a Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon way, which led to as much talk about the reporter’s accomplishments as the new MVLL CRIMES release. You have been warned.
It’s official. The Stratford Pride Community Centre will have a physical location opening June 1. with the help of two significant grants – $30,000 over three years from TD Bank Group and another $20,000 this from United Way Perth-Huron – and its own fundraising efforts.
It will provide a unique service with a wide catchment area because southwestern Ontario does not have any large LGBTQ2S+ groups with consistent year-round services.
Kathleen Roussel has used her experiences and creativity to bring awareness that women of larger sizes have the right to not only exist but to be seen and thrive in the modern world through her Big Beautiful Goddesses Colouring Book.
The Rural Ontario Community of Queer Youth is creating a zine to share rural LGBTQ2S+ voices.
They are looking for submissions of artwork, crafts, poetry, writing, collages, photography, and anything else creative that people feel fits the four themes – future, love, community, and resilience.