We placed songs from our “Chronic Neurodivergent Depressed Queer Punk” and “Pluralism Rocks” playlists throughout stimpunks.com.
- Spare Me From the Mold by Gossip
- Keep On Livin’ by Le Tigre
- Out of Tune by Josephmooon
- Tunnel Vision by Grumpster
- Manic Depression by Laura Jane Grace & the Devouring Mothers
- Standing in the Way of Control by Gossip
- Imaginary Numbers by Feral the Earthworm
- Neurodivergent by Rabbit Junk
- Different performed by Miley Cyrus & Joan Jett, written by Joan Jett
- Every Right Now performed by Ian Nice, written by Ronan Boren & Bill Paige of Josephmooon
- Know Your Rights by The Clash
- Old Friend (Stay Alive) by Laura Jane Grace
- True Colors performed by stories ft. Kenton Chen, written by Cyndi Lauper
- You Learn performed by the Jagged Little Pill cast, written by Alanis Morissette
- Malfunction by Steam Powered Giraffe
- As If We Existed by Solillaquists of Sound
- Stronger Than You performed by Estelle
- Rainbow Connections by Garfunkel and Oates
- Androgynous performed by Miley Cyrus, Joan Jett & Laura Jane Grace, written by Paul Westerberg
Spare Me from the Mold
Keep on Livin’
We serve our loved people so we can keep on living through the onslaught.
Look up to the sky, sky, sky Take back your own tonight You'll find more than you see It's time now, now, get ready -- Keep On Livin'
Out of Tune
Lately I’ve been feeling out of tune out of tune I don’t know why but I would like to know why And I want to get back in tune Out of tune that’s what I am Being out of tune pains my head (can’t get out of bed) Hurts from being out of tune and I just so want to get back in tune Out of tune that’s what I am out of tune
A long-standing and influential theory regarding disability is the “social model,” initially advanced by Mike Oliver. The social model argues that “disability” does not reside within individuals, but is actually created by a mismatch between social structures and individual capacities. These structures can include obvious physical barriers (such as stairs, which could make it impossible for people in wheelchairs to enter a school or workplace by themselves), but can also include intolerant social attitudes which make it very difficult for people who don’t act in a manner that is considered “acceptable” to participate socially or avail themselves of community resources.
British human right activist Liz Sayce has specifically extended the social model to explain much of the disability that is experienced by people diagnosed with mental illnesses, and has argued for the establishment of “inclusive communities” to facilitate greater community participation among these individuals.
Source: Punk Rock and the Dream of the Accepting Community | Psychology Today
Standing In the Way of Control
Because we′re standing in the way of control We will live our lives -- Standing In the Way of Control
Hey, you ever stop to think that maybe we're all different? Or that you can't just throw every student into the same system Just examine resources and where they're placin' em ... I'm just saying there's different students out there facing some pain It's completely unfair to expect that they would behave the same But go ahead, make it harder for one and watch them play the game ... So real shit? I wrote this for the outcasts What you have to offer is worthwhile, don't ever doubt that -- Imaginary Numbers
Please complete this simple task Push the buttons just like we ask This step first and that step last Over and over and do it fast I’m watching everyone, feeling like a simpleton Why can’t I get it done? I just want to scream and run I don’t think like you But I’m the one that’s called abnormal This construct Was built by petty tyrants Am I on the level yet? (Level yet) How did I do on your little test? Get my brain to reset (Reset) 'Cause everything is you say is static Do I make a good pet? (Good pet) Obey the commands or get the back of the hand 'Cause the world wasn’t built for a brain like mine Change my mind, change my mind, change my mind We stand together We think apart We stand together We think apart -- Neurodivergent
Every Right Now
Every right now Is the next chorus And everyday is a bright new day Every right now Is the next chorus And we can all do something good --Ronan Boren of Stimpunks and Josephmooon
Know Your Rights
You have the right to food money Providing of course you Don't mind a little Investigation, humiliation And if you cross your fingers Rehabilitation -- Know Your Rights
Old Friend (Stay Alive)
Please stay alive Please stay alive Please stay alive Please survive Please survive -- Old Friend (Stay Alive)
True colors are beautiful Like a rainbow
Wear it out (The way a three-year-old would do) Melt it down (You're gonna have to eventually anyway) The fire trucks are comin' up around the bend You live, you learn You love, you learn You cry, you learn You lose, you learn You bleed, you learn You scream, you learn You grieve, you learn You choke, you learn You laugh, you learn You choose, you learn You pray, you learn You ask, you learn You live, you learn -- You Learn
I know that pluralism is our reality. I know that Neurodiversity is one of the most powerful ideas of our generation, and that Neurodiversity friendly forms of collaboration hold the potential to transform pathologically competitive and toxic teams and cultures. I know Autistic forms of communication within a neurodiverse team and within a psychologically safe environment impart a collaborative advantage to the entire team. I know neurodiversity, the social model of disability, and intersectionality are urgently needed reframing necessary to equity and inclusion.Creed
Raise your hand if you’re not from a mold (yeah me) Varied strings are worth more than gold Mah-ah-ah-ah-ahl function away Mah-ah-ah-ah-ahl function away Malfunction! Malfunction! Malfunction! ... Their Malfunction isn’t us, it’s all the clamor and the fuss ... I’m about to pick you up get you back up on your feet you don’t need to worry love Even if we’re incomplete Come on baby open up Pull out the wires and trim the fluff Be yourself sounds so cliche But hey let's do it anyway -- Malfunction
As If We Existed
What's the problem with my genius? Too attached to ever leave it Silent for the new achievement but What I long to witness is the equal shift Of lifted gadgetry to intuition by Genius giving up its selfish tact And bringing praise of spirit back (Hey) Pay respect upon the debt incurred By non-belief when soul was speaking Called simplistic by a name familiar to Those regulars who think intelligence a competition Missing opportunity to be a real show embarrassment The care is not The care is NOT spewing tools to ax the problem Rather asking have or how they aptly solve themselves ... What if love said: Hear me out a bit before the future comes around ... This isn't anger, no, it's passion so let's live the way we should As if we existed "As If We Existed" by Solillaquists of Sound
Stronger Than You
A rainbow doesn't choose to be a rainbow It just shines in the sky To all of you in darkness We're here turning on the light -- Rainbow Connections
Genderpunk: a colloquial term for culture and resistance against gendernormativity; an identity that in and of itself is a resistance against gender norms, homophobia and transphobia, oppression and societal status.
Your gender has nothing to do with your eligibility to be genderpunk. If you agree with the mindset, no matter how you identify, you can be a part of the movement.
Source: Have A Gay Day : What is ‘Genderpunk’?
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