My name is Hadass Badass. I was born in Beit Shean, Israel, in 1982, lived in Montreal, Canada from 1991 to 2006, when I moved back to Israel. I currently live with my husband in Jerusalem, where I pretend to be a secretary by day, but reveal my true self as a riot grrrl metalhead zinester by night.
I love music, especially metal and punk. I love writing of any kind – articles, zines, blogs, journal entries and letters. I love anything retro – typewriters, film cameras, cassette tapes, and VHS. I don’t own an iPhone, I don’t have What’s App, and I’ll take snail mail over email any day.
My writing weapon of choice is a red vintage typewriter, which makes a whole lotta noise. My tunes of choice consist of Arch Enemy records, which make a whole lotta more noise. My vocal chords are unable to make such a racket, but with these two eardrum-piercing-decibels-turned-auditory-orgasms, I can express myself in my utmost glory.
I love DIY art. In the past, I’ve experimented with drawing, painting, sewing, doll-making, sculpting, photography, poetry, guitar playing, songs and composition, writing one autobiography and a few fiction stories. Today, I make zines, incorporating collages and comics. My current creation is Purple Myrtle Squeegy – A PMS Perzine. I also produce snail mail art – stationary, envelopes and postcards. I prefer hand-made art, but I also love computer designs and layouts.
I love stickers, cute zombies, Looney Tunes, hammers and anvils.
I love dogs. My Husky mix, Diamond, is the love of my life. In the past, I had a Golden Retriever, Buxy. He passed away in 2012 and I miss him terribly.
I love tattoos and piercings. I have a few myself and planning on getting several more.
I love Stephen King books. I am building a collection of his novels. My favorite book (or rather series of books) is the Dark Tower. I named my typewriter Rose Madder after one of his novels. King’s a fucking genius and you may very well find a lot of posts on this blog about how hopelessly addicted I am to him. Drugs don’t hold a candle to Stephen King’s prose.
I am a weekday vegetarian (meaning I eat meat on the weekend) and I love cooking. I love trying out new recipes, especially if they involve a lot of cheese, veggies and spices.
I love exercising. I do integral Tai Chi once a week, for about an hour and a half, including prayer and meditation.
I’m a strong believer in the Mother Goddess and I worship Her through music, candles, meditation and art.
This blog exists due to my insatiable need to write. It is about me and my sometimes crazy, sometimes uneventful life, and how I manage to maneuver my way through it: My discussions with my inner-child, my adventures with travels, health, drugs, art, music, activism, writing projects, love, and feminism coupled with the less palpitating aspects of my life, and trying to find a certain balance in the midst of the innate Israeli insanity.
So here is my blog. If it’s not for your enjoyment, it is certainly for mine. However, I do welcome comments, as well as offers for zine trades, recipe trades and penpal requests.
A True Riot Grrrl Never Dies.