oberlin-oh

wow i can’t believe it

Told Slant x Yowler x Molly Soda TOUR !!!!

*coming 2 a city near u*

dateSSSSssss:

Nov. 5 - Bard College @ The Root Cellar

Nov. 6 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

Nov. 7 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project

Nov. 8 - Oberlin, OH @ 3 Door Studios

Nov. 9 - Athens, OH @ Galbreath Chapel

Nov. 10 - Oxford, OH @ Miami University

Nov. 11 - Detroit, MI @ TBA

Nov. 13 - Chicago, IL @ Floodhaus

Nov. 14 - Bloomington, IN @ The Black Lodge

Nov. 15 - Nashville, TN @ DRK MTTR

Nov. 16 - Asheville, NC @ House Show

Nov. 17 - Durham, NC @ Pinhook

Nov. 18 - Baltimore, MD @ EMP Collective

Nov. 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Planet Phitness

Nov. 20 - Brooklyn, NY @ Secret Project Robot


seE u soon :P:P:P:)

The signs as iconic Scream Queens quotes (part 2)

Aries: "I knew that bitch was a nut burger the minute I met her. It’s like, who wears a neck brace like that in 2015? You know, who are you? Forrest Gump?“- Chanel Oberlin

Taurus:  “Look, Chanel, I’m going to be honest with you. I’m sort of over this whole “serial murderer” thing that’s going on right now.” - Chanel #5

Gemini: “Plus, are you gonna make, like, a habit of just, like, pushing people down the stairs? ‘Cuz I think we can agree, not the most adult form of conflict resolution, Chanel.” - Chad Radwell

Cancer: “We can make it fun, huh? Like a Friends episode! But someone’s, you know, trying to murder all the friends.” - Gigi Caldwell

Leo:  “Not only would I have survived your attempt on my life, it would have also made me skinnier.” - Chanel Oberlin

Virgo: “Oh was I being smug, sorry I thought I was just being right.” - Grace Gardner 

Libra: I’m sorry, did I ask you to pull down my panties and blow a compliment up my butt?” - Chanel Oberlin

Scorpio: “Don’t interrupt me when i’m talking to a dead girl!”- Chanel Oberlin

Sagittarius:  “I’m sure there’s some awesome dude out there who will accept you for who you are, vaginal teeth and all.“ - Chanel #3

Capricorn: “I realized that I’d rather focus my attention this semester on getting spit-roasted by hot golf frat twins than help you figure out who’s murdering a bunch of dumb gashes!”- Chanel #5

Aquarius: "Um, this just in– Ms. Bean’s not dead. She’s haunting the campus with her fatness and murdering people.” - Chanel Oberlin

Pisces: “I was probably just in a bad mood because Adolf Hitler was motorboating my boobs.”- Chanel #2

It’s hoodie season!!  *winky emoji*  

TOUR DATES
Oct 23 - LAVA Space - Philadelphia, PA
Oct 29 - The Sco (Oberlin College) - Oberlin, OH
Oct 31 - Convention Hall (as X) - Asbury Park, NJ
Nov 01 - Harrisburg Midtown Arts - Harrisburg, PA
Nov 02 - Smiling Moose - Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 03 - Mohawk Place - Buffalo, NY
Nov 04 - The Garrison - Toronto, ON
Nov 05 - Bar Le Ritz - Montreal, QC
Nov 06 - Boston Hassle - Allston, MA
Nov 07 - Columbus Theatre (Revival! 2015) - Providence, RI
Nov 08 - Music Hall of Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY
Nov 13 - Wesleyan University - Middletown, CT
Nov 14 - Community School of Music - Ithaca, NY

     “I always wanted to dress a certain way when I was younger, but I never had the courage to do it. Now that I’m older, I wear whatever I want. People always say, ‘Oh, I can’t wear something because I can’t pull it off.’ But I think that if you’re happy and comfortable wearing something, then you can pull it off. You might look back one day and think, ‘I can’t believe I thought that was a good fashion idea’ but everyone should be free to experiment with how they look.
     “This applies to everything: life itself is a never-ending trial period of experimentation and figuring out what works. My mom’s tried all sorts of things for a career: she went to school here to study piano and she works at a bank now, but she’s thinking of buying a farm and raising animals.”

Oberlin, OH

     “My mother is Japanese and my father is American. I only just recently reconciled these identities. In middle school, my Asian-ness was a quirky thing about me. I made Asian jokes about myself so my white peers would accept me, making a caricature of myself as the ‘Asian person’. At the time it was really important for me to connect with people who had the same cultural characteristics as myself, but I couldn’t find anybody. So, I tokenized my Asian identity.
     “Later, I realized that making my Asian-ness a central part of my identity was harmful—there were so many other facets of myself that didn’t have to do with that. It affected how people interacted with me: when I earned a good grade, people would say, ‘Of course, you’re Asian.’
     “I then decided to go to the opposite end and shun my Japanese heritage by pretending I was white. That was my strategy for a few years. Without even realizing it, I internalized certain racisms against Asian people. I saw them as inferior, which made me want to identify with my ‘white’ self even more.
     “Finally, last semester I went to a giant cultural celebration for people of color. I saw a Japanese Taiko performance, which made me think of when I was a kid going to Japanese festivals—I would be so excited about everything Japanese. I almost cried and realized that I love a lot of Japanese culture, and that it was a part of who I am. I needed to revisit how I thought about my racial and cultural identity: what it was that I felt, why I felt it, and how I wanted to identify myself from that point on. I went back to Japan for a month and fell in love with the culture again. That was very important, because I shunned it for so long.
     “So after a lot of processing this summer, I realize that I am in peculiar place between being a person of color and being white: I have too many privileges to identify as a person of color, yet I’m not white because of the way people label me as Asian and the shame I experienced as being Asian and Japanese. It’s a unique experience, being Japanese-American, and it’s important to know that this is who I am—no matter how people label me.” 

Oberlin, OH