we may never touch queerness, but we can feel it as the warm illumination of a horizon imbued with potentiality….the future is queerness’ domain. queerness is a structuring and educated mode of desiring that allows us to see the future beyond the quagmire of the present….we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds….queerness is essentially about the rejection of a here and now and an insistence on potentiality or concrete possibility for another world.
BROS FALL BACK is a zine i first stumbled upon this year at Ladyfest Philly. it is a great and important read - it talks about the sorts of deep embedded normalized oppressive behavior we all encounter on the regular. it deconstructs the influence of capitalism and social currency on identity and how that affects interactions within the context of punk shows — but really, shows are like little microcosms of the world at large, so in a way i feel like everything in this zine can be seen as just an example of over-arching dynamics that exist elsewhere in the world too. i’d advise anyone/everyone to keep that in mind, read thru this PDF, and then re-consider the sort of space they take up, whether that be physically at a show, or in conversations (that may or may not have anything to do with punk or shows or music at all) and also in communities (whether those be friends, families, neighbors, music scenes, co-workers, etc.) you can find a PDF of BROS FALL BACK right here.