Breakfast: Super fruity #fruit #parfaits made with #greek #yogurt, #strawberry, #raspberry, #green #apple, #banana and #granola (Taken with Instagram)
Lunch: Oven toasted turkey mushroom sandwiches some stupidly spicey with jalapeños and pepper jack cheese the others with onions, tomatoes and münster cheese. (Taken with Instagram)
I answered some questions for my friend’s project on hardcore and women. I hope you like it! I want to make more videos.
I really couldn’t agree more with what you are saying. Also coming from a Pop punk background, entering the “hardcore scene” as a woman was extremely difficult.To me the transition was natural, there was almost an inner calling for it, the words really matched the angst I felt inside. My whole life I have always been more inclined to be friends with men, for reasons unknown to me, so really being in an environment in which the population was mostly male was never intimidating to me. However, it was still difficult to be taken seriously or even seen as an individual because of my gender. As you stated most of the women there were moms, sisters, girlfriends or girls looking for boyfriends. I was never much of a dater, I found that I actually tried to avoid it especially within the scene because I didn’t want to be portrayed as any of those things. I later met a man who was also a part of the scene and once we started dating all of my initial fears came true, it wasn’t until later through reflection that I actually realized that the individual identity I had built was replaced within the scene as that of a girlfriend. I was literally introduced as Sandy, Nathan’s girlfriend. At the time I accepted it not really realizing the impact it had on me and my self worth. I took that role on in all aspects of my life, to only later find myself at a point in which I truly feel I lost most of who I was before. I was no longer my own person, but my identity was fused with his. During this period of awakenings he and I decided to divorce, I feel that I was able to find myself again. I am still active in the scene on the east coast, but as an older female I realize the the politics of it are so juvenile and really don’t take a part of any of it. I am there for the music, I show up alone, and usually end up hanging out with most of the older guys that are attending. Now when I meet new people I don’t wait to be introduced, I introduce myself. Hi, My name is Sandy and no one will ever take that away from me again.
American Nightmare Night Bike Ride: “Faster words and faster kids. Faster songs and faster ends. The one thing that’s stayed the same. I’ve lived through days and I’ve lived through nights. I’ve had my loves
and I’ve had my fights.
You’ve got to know, you have my heart.” 🚲💜 (Taken with Instagram)