As some may know and as some may not know, I lost my best friend on July 25th, 2014. He truly was something remarkable. He always saw things for the way they were, and he was incredible friend. I live everyday now for his admirable strength, his endless wisdom, and the most beautiful friendship he gave to me the handful of years I knew him.
Rocky’s friends and family are participating in the Kenosha, WI “Out of the Darkness” walk in honor of Rocky and to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. Our team goal is $1,000 dollars so any fundraising we each personally make will be added to the team total. If any of you guys can, please donate just a little of what you have to support this amazing non-profit organization and to remember my incredible friend, Rocky Whiteside, who lives on forever.
For more about AFSP:
Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Thank you to everyone who spreads the word and/or chooses to donate.
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We have the talented Becky Yeker’s personal essay already up.
We are still accepting submissions until September 1, 2014.
I was able to take part in this cool new zine’s first published submission! We know all of you Hooligans love to contribute, so give it a shot! Check out their Facebook page and send submissions at firstname.lastname@example.org!!!!
“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I have lost.” - Nan Goldin
I miss you my beautiful friend. I treasure each memory I have with you. I will hold you in my heart forever, Rocky.
Becky Yeker (via awakeandempty)
“It seems that the more I tried to make my life about the pursuit of art, the more money controlled my life: collecting unemployment insurance, the humiliation of borrowing money from friends and family, tossing and turning at night while trying to figure out how to pay the rent. To survive I had to work hard jobs and afterwards I’d feel too tired and too stressed to paint. It’s very hard to create under those circumstances. Creativity is a delicate process. Often times I wonder if I should have just pursued a career for the first half of my life, obtained some degree of financial security, and then transitioned into art.”
I don’t know how to close my mouth I don’t know how to do anything
Hooligan will be taking a break for a little while. We lost a very important person and a dear friend last week and will need some time to get back into the swing of things. We hope you understand. Continue to make art, pursue your passions, and as soon as life starts to make sense, we will get back to working on Hooligan.
Thanks to all the people who have been so patient with us!
- Becky & Morgan
Every month, we have a Spilled Ink section in Hooligan and we want to continue this tradition! Please e-mail us your poetry at email@example.com and make sure you give us your name so we can credit you! Let your thoughts, words, and ideas be heard!