Fed Up Fest is a qeercore, transpunk fest happening in Chicago July 25 - 27th.
On this episode (#133) Homoground features some of the bands that will performing at the fest! Music by:
- The Homewreckers
- In School
- Force Quit
- Peeple Watchin’Listen above and find links to the fest and the rest of the line up here.
We’re leaving this week to head out to Chicago to play Fed Up Fest, and Homoground did a special podcast highlighting the bands!
Hey! Thanks so much for writing such a nice note. I totally get what you mean about feeling connected to people you may not know that well!
I’m sorry to hear you’re having a rough time and I feel for you. I refer to myself as a positive person in theory, but in practice I do find it difficult to stay positive on the day to day, and I fight every day to keep afloat. Most importantly I try not to beat myself up about feeling down. I tend to feel guilty or bad if I spend days/nights not doing anything because I’m sad, but I think it’s necessary to take the space to feel bad and to not rush out of it. Really think about what it is that’s making me sad. I like to make small goals for myself that are surmountable—clean my apartment, patch up my old pants, deposit a check at the bank, just taking care of small stuff. I make sure to talk to a friend about what’s bothering me. I also have been letting myself indulge for a day, like buy a nice coffee, ice cream, etc. However one of the most helpful things for me mentally is to exercise and eat well. Ideally I will go outside to exercise if possible. I like to ride my bike, and taking a long ride helps get rid of some of my negative energy. And once again I make small goals—like eating a salad for one meal a day, or granola for breakfast instead of a donut. And in addition to, or in substitute of exercising, I like to do something creative. Anything. I try to remember to be grateful, that I’m lucky to be as healthy and able as I am. I remind myself that inaction and fear are almost a privilege in themselves, they speak to a possible future in which dreams and ideas can be put off until the time is “right,” (when I’m better at a certain skill, have more money, more time, more confidence etc), but I can start to make the right time now.
So, take your time, be good to yourself, go outside, get tea with a friend, do what’s important to you, forget the haters, and take advantage of the abilities you have now. I hope things start looking up for you, and don’t hesitate to write in again! <3