issue #20

feat. japanese breakfast, phoebe bridgers, the black aesthetic collective + more.



                       vagabon /

                        "don't be afraid to be curious."

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/ nnamdi ogbonnaya

"I want to convey to people to do the most good whenever you can, wherever you can, however you can."

            / november 2016

this issue features interviews + features on pwr bttm*, sam bailey - director + producer of the web series brown girls, volumes bookcafe, bianca xunise, the women of VAM, post-election guide to healing & activism + more.


CW: *In November of 2016 we released an issue with the cover and feature on PWR BTTM, who in the past year had become a safe space for a lot of the queer community. In May of 2017, allegations were brought to light regarding sexual abuse and antisemitism involving band member Ben Hopkins - it is crucial for us to be vocal about this and say that at Hooligan, there is no space in our community for abusers and those who may use their power to take advantage of safe spaces. Hooligan is a safe space. We fight to maintain and organize a community that supports + promotes healing, and we continue to stand with survivors. 


/ minhal baig

"what makes projects true and special is when the artists and the people who are making it lived it."


               julien baker /

"you can choose to say nothing at all and promote passivity and negativity, or you can choose to actively promote goodness."



/ rain dove

"the message is simple - there are bigger issues ahead for the human race than how we identify with our flesh and what we wear."


                  annie segarra /

"if you do have the emotional energy and capacity to communicate your story (not everyone does and that's okay) that's how you turn the wheels of the machine."


/ girlpool

"to feel the weight of an isolated emotion and be lifted and shared and understood by others as their own is so powerful and really can change one's perspective on what a human is."

Lora Mathis


                    lora mathis /

"each time you sit down to write, strip yourself raw. write what you wish you could read."


meggie royer

"in our society today, we treat almost every single woman who comes forward with her experiences of being abused as the girl who cried wolf. but we aren't crying wolf. we are wolves. we are powerful and we are howling and we deserve to be listened to."

                         mitski /

"bass line, melody, and lyrics. i know how to write on a deadline because of my session work though, so for that i have a system.

but the songs that are good for me just come on their own. if i hear it, i write down what i can when i can. i'll even record voice memos if i have to."

/ webster x

"yes, we're looking at ourselves and we're the reflection of you, you know, you are the listener, you are the audience."

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                 jasmine barber /

"find your voice and don't be afraid of how it sounds because the folks whom your work was made for will hear it and enjoy it. choose very wisely in who you trust to edit your work. get a mentor who really cares about your development. fill up the room."

the healing issue