2024 FESTIVALApr 10-20, 2024Lansing, MI
  • The Free Bleeders

The Free Bleeders




Artist Information

As the Free Bleeders, we sing songs of unity, steeped in Feminist ethos, aimed at challenging people (including ourselves) to question individual and group participation in systems of oppression and confront racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, ableist, and all other marginalizing and aggressive behaviors. We are instigators of the period positive movement, seeking to crush the stigma of menstruation that is rooted in misogyny, classism and cisgender privilege. We strive to use our music and voices to create access to resources for those who are the most vulnerable to menstrual stigma. We do not pretend for a moment that periods are an amazing and life-affirming experience for everyone. We acknowledge that the pain, discomfort, series health problems, and emotional distress related to menstruation must be addressed. We want bleeders, pre-bleeders, post-bleeders, and no-bleeders to benefit from this activism. Together, with anyone who comes to hear our songs, we welcome and embrace a community performance space. In which, the atmosphere is free of discrimination, attune to macro/microaggressions, and a space to listen, learn, and let loose. At all times we call-in with love and call-out with as much understanding (as possible) but step-up so we don’t have to. T Lou Ease, Singer, Agitator; Tasha Peace, Guitar, Vindicator; Lainie Epstein, Bass, Instigator; Melissa Coppola Drums, Mischief-Maker. We started playing music in February 2016. We came together as total strangers with a shared passion for Feminist Punk Music and to challenge the misogynistic and white washed punk scene in our area. Our goal is to call you in with love.