Friday, 24 August 2012

Rebel Girl you are the queen of my world !

A few nights ago my friends and I went to see a gig at Ric’s, a local bar in our city of Brisbane. There we saw an awesome all girl punk-rock band that go by the name of ‘Gunk’. They had a complete Riot Grrrl aesthetic going on, their set made me dance until I was sweating like an animal!

I had a great night all in all, especially when choosing what to wear. I decided to wear my Mum’s jumper from the 80’s, I think. I’ve always been afraid to wear the hand-me-down, worrying it would be far too hideous to match with anything I had. But I guess this time it worked! I also wore a cat skirt that I bought on eBay for maybe $8 including postage... I’m a bit of a bargain whore indeed.

Also that night got me thinking about that whole Pussy Riot ordeal and how awful it would feel to be imprisoned for having a voice and wanting it to be heard. If you don’t know what I’m talking about then here’s a quick rundown. In February this year, five ladies from the Russian punk-rock band ‘PussyRiot’ staged a protest movement against the re-election of Vladimir Putin. They performed their “Punk Prayer” in a cathedral of the Russian Orthodox Church located in Moscow and after a few minutes were escorted out by guards. Three of the members of the band have since been sentenced and imprisoned with charges against them as pathetic as “Hooliganism”.

It is absolutely horrific that freedom of speech can just be disregarded so easily, especially considering how important it is. Of course we all know how important it is to be able to speak freely but to think that there are people who are actually in a position of power who feel otherwise, as if though they have the right to not only take it away but serve punishment aswell.

So as a way to fight for our freedom of speech, we MUST fight for the freedom of these women. We have to make our voices be heard and ensure that this time they will listen. If we don’t continue this battle, the headline story will become controversy of the past and they will be forgotten. We are the lucky ones in this case & we can express our opinions without the fear of being treated indecently. You can show your support and to follow the news of the happenings of the movement at this address here It is so unbelievably important to fight for what we believe in and it is even more important to fight for our voice and the voices of the oppressed. I hope that you will all join me and show your support. Spread the word!


Thursday, 16 August 2012


Usually it is hard for me to say goodbye, but for me this time, it’s good riddance ! My youth thus far has been a bitter battle and fuck yes! life is hard. And I’m not going to continue this post with those common quotes used to motivate people and make them feel better about themselves for a minute or two but instead I am just going to tell you, whoever you may be, who I am and what I am to do. I am going to say good riddance to those vicious memories there inside and welcome a new being. I just cannot continue like this, things must change and here is the most public way I can make my pledge.

Not only would I love to become “better” but I would also love to help my community become better. Ideas are in motion and a lot of planning, goal setting, brain storming, etc. are only to come ahead. I am optimistic but I am not naive, I realise my expedition may be tough at times and I only welcome them! I welcome education as my friend. My desire is to learn all there is to know about everything and anything! Including culture of all kinds; fashion, music, literature, film, visual art, culture from all around our world and the list must go on. I want to connect with others, know their stories, learn their lessons. If we come together and fix those mistakes that people make but are too lost to see any resolution, then we could be on our way to become better for our generation and for those who follow.

To improve on myself will be the half the battle and at times I wish it didn’t have to come to this though it feels exciting to start over again. I am creating this blog to document on the happenings of this Genesis and I only hope that you will come along with me and support me. Today is the day!

Wish me luck !

~ Stephanie Mills

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