nadya from pussy riot is rewriting what it means to be punk | read | i-D

“Be persistent. Stay focused. Panic will not help. Have patience. There is a lot to be done, but it’s ok.Seduce your hangman into taking on your beliefs. Make prison wardens your friends. Win over the hearts of those who support the villain. Convince the police that they should be on your side. When the army refuses to shoot into the crowd of protestors, the revolution has won.Take your beatings as a badge of honour. When you say that the emperor is naked, you may end up being punched in the face by the emperor’s bodyguards. You’ll be called demented, insane, a lunatic, perverted, a dangerous idiot. But you’re the happiest sort of idiot — an idiot who knows the divine joy of telling the truth.Being a punk is about constantly surprising people. It’s not about getting a mohawk and keeping it forever, if you do that you’re not a punk, you’re a conservative.

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