morganmartinez:

Hey everyone!

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.

To donate:
http://afsp.donordrive.com/participant/rgwforever

For more about AFSP:
http://www.afsp.org

Suicide Prevention Hotline
: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Thank you to everyone who spreads the word and/or chooses to donate.

iamfeminismmagazine:

check out our site and ‘like’ us on facebook at I AM FEMINISM MAGAZINE

www.iamfeminismmagazine.com

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 iamfeminismmagazine@gmail.com!!!!

morganmartinez:

“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.
1994-2014

morganmartinez:

“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.

1994-2014

"I am a fast-paced punk song,
sweaty drops of liquid streaming down my face,
into your eyeballs so it stings like my throat does,
when it clenches and I can’t sing anymore.
I am the crowd of angsty teens,
older gentleman that stand in the back,
they used to be like you, now they’re just drinking a beer,
admiring the stench of heartbroken boys and pissed off girls.
It’s a basement full of rage and aggression,
the security guards don’t know what’s coming,
feet in your face, face in your face, hands in your face,
crowd-surfing, body-banging, stage-diving,
this is a show that will get you your money’s worth.
Ears throbbing from no good sound checks,
the bass is too loud, the vocals not loud enough,
this is the fury in the eyes of the boy who refuses to cry,
this is the power in the girl who ran through a crowd of cat-calling men, pulling on her clothes, begging her to strip,
this is the energy of the youth that feels music in their veins,
that needs loud sounds and cymbals clashing,
that needs intricate lyrics about life and death.
I am the fast-paced punk song,
let me delve into your soul until you become one of us."

Becky Yeker (via awakeandempty)

humansofnewyork:

“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.”

humansofnewyork:

“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.”

imitosi-s:

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  

Calling all poets!

Every month, we have a Spilled Ink section in Hooligan and we want to continue this tradition! Please e-mail us your poetry at hooliganmagazine@gmail.com and make sure you give us your name so we can credit you! Let your thoughts, words, and ideas be heard! 

"I am a person that does not simply experience,
I am a person that feels vibrations and hears echoes,
I see mountains when I look at hills,
I see adventure when I look at abandoned streets.
I am a person that looks at life with wide eyes and an open mind,
I want to taste the foods in cultures that I am dying to learn about,
I want to rent a boat and feel the waves of the ocean,
let them impact my body,
sway me from right to left,
balancing is for those that are ready for a sense of security,
I am ready for discovery.
Discovery of myself, the world around me, the people,
the connections we make, the stories I hear,
I am prepared to discover all of the things this world will allow,
I want to meet people who speak with words drenched in passion,
ambitious beings willing to exhale power with each emotion they encounter,
I want to feel their emotions through art,
I want to be surrounded by wisdom, intelligence, knowledge,
I want to feel,
I want to explore,
I want to do more than just experience,
I want to inhale everything this world has to offer."

(via awakeandempty)