I spent the past few months co-directing and producing these videos for Iris.
Between 1999 and 2015, the rate of deaths from prescription opioid overdoses increased 471% among women. In the same span, overdoses from synthetic opioids (like Fentanyl) increased 850% in women. This is an alarming epidemic, for sure, but it isn’t a new one, and the face of it in media is often whitewashed, stereotyped, or furthering dangerous stigmas surrounding addiction.
It’s one of the hardest things I’ve ever done, and I’m really proud of it, and so grateful to these five women for sharing their stories to help dispel some of these misconceptions.
“Best Of” lists are so subjective and ranking/comparing art can be so weird. That said, I do love year-end blurb season. I love reading what stood out to other music fiends in an increasingly cluttered landscape and asking myself to consider what I might have missed or what others thought of those albums I played on repeat. Really stoked to be included alongside some great discourse in this entire list.
Talked to Japanese art-rock band Chai for Flood Magazine and made a few intentional and a lot of accidental Tom Tom Club references in the process (don’t hate the player hate the game!!!!) Link TK but it’s on newstands now!
1. (most importantly) there’s a new episode of ’77 music club out in the world for you to listen to. we’ve been slower than usual this fall, but mostly because we’re hella busy irl and producing these takes so much work and time that we’d rather give you a few quality episodes than a bunch of shitty ones. anyway. this time, we’re talking about neneh cherry’s 1989 raw like sushi. it’s a dope episode. check it out.
2. i’ve updated my writing samples page! i’ve had this site since i was literally 22 years old, which is both “wow” and *cringe.* it needed cleaned up so badly, so i did that. finally. there, you can find a ton of my work, arranged by broad topic and date in a super easy to read way. enjoy, if you’re into that kind of archive digging. or if you want to hire me to write things for you. idk. i don’t know your life.
I wrote about Bikini Kill, Kathleen Hanna, female anger and this album that has been a necessary cathartic release these past few enraging months where I’ve just wanted to scream 24/7 for FLOOD Magazine.