‘So many illnesses, unhappiness, fear, anxiety & feelings of unworthiness can be traced back to money, wealth, status & power. Breathwork is coming home. It’s connecting to your body. & above all else it reminds you what matters most in your life’. We caught up with Regina to talk well-being in the world today.
‘You are not to blame. You do not have to handle things on your own. & if you’ve been through something more than once it’s not because you’re ‘crazy’ it’s because the world is fucked. & you can be a part of the change that so badly needs to happen.’
I love the idea of creating a supportive community with like minded others. When you go to a Cigarette Pie event you’re coming out of it with new friends, networking with the other bands, artists, creators etc & just generally widening your place in the scene.
In many ways musicians working at grassroots levels are even more vulnerable to abuse than those who have industry support & money following them . . . LOUD WOMEN talks about ‘womxn-led or female-powered’ bands, & we’re about supporting musicians not objectifying them.
Many consumers believe that big business is the cause of all ethical trade issues, & that not enough is being done to improve practices. But that doesn’t by proxy mean that small or local businesses are good, & that conditions within their supply chain are perfect.
Hendricks is living proof that there is glitter at the end of the tunnel & we must say there’s a lot more to the fire inside this album than meets the eye. Young Enough is the ringing truth that silence is over.
“But, activist euphoria aside, what does having a picture of a worker from Bangladesh delivered almost directly to my DMs really do for me as a consumer? How will it really impact my day to day purchasing practices?”
“Amyl and the Sniffers issue a much-needed pick me up positivity vibe to the punk scene but not in a sugary sweet cheerleader Dream Nails kind of way – both have their place, but Amyl is not for the light hearted”
“All it took was a couple of IG stories to have me assured that this zine would speak to me heavily on a feminist level, but what I didn’t expect was the echoes of nostalgia & affirmation that spoke to me on every level of my experience as a woman.”