A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO NOT TELLING PEOPLE HOW TO LOOK
(six pages, half-sheet sized, drawings + writing)
My first zine is available
for freeeee! You can just message me with your name & address & I promise I won’t stalk you but I will mail you a copy!
It’s a handy dandy manual to stop trying to control other people’s appearances. I’d like to think everyone can learn from giving it a read, but I can’t deny it also makes an excellent passive-aggressive Christmas gift.
I do ship all over the world, just let me know if you’d like a copy!! :)
edit: due to an overwhelming response I am no longer sending out free copies: you can still order a copy here (on etsy, still worldwide shipping) or read a free online version here. I also might be up for a trade.
What: Nearly There is a zine project meant to address the serious absence and silencing of stories about the experiences of queer people of color. After years of going to zine fests, libraries, bookstores looking for queer zines and POC zines and finding few to none, after…
Pages 1-8 of Burn After Shaving, a new zine tackling the social implications of shaving and not shaving your body.
Please enjoy pages 9-16 at:
Feedback is loved and encouraged!
-Camila at leafjerky.tumblr.com
RE-POST FOR OPEN SUBMISSIONS!
For ages I’ve been wanting to draw a little zine about heroines/female role models. Because, you know, it wasn’t until I was about 18 or 19 that I even had any. All my heroes were men, everything I wanted to do was what men did, and there were very few women who inspired me to want to be LIKE them.
Now, this was partly due to my upbringing in the middle of nowhere places, partly due to the general visibility of women in the areas of culture and pop culture which I was into at the time – and I quickly realised how wrong I was and how many women out there were being awesome and worth looking up to. And I want to make a little zine to honour these women.
And then I thought – why not open that up for contributors? I know tons of women who write/make art/will definitely have something to say on the matter.
The zine will exist eventually as a printed copy, but as that means I won’t be able to say yes to all the submissions I get for that, I decided to also start this here submission-open Tumblr, so that everyone gets to have a go.
Here’s some guidelines:
1. The deadline for the first printed zine will either be late September/early October because else I’m too bogged down with other projects to have time to edit this. Obviously, there’s no deadlines for this Tumblr.
2. If you’re just writing, you can totally ask someone else to do an illustration to go with the piece. Collaborate in general!
3. I want you all to feel as perfectly comfortable picking a rock star/actress/pop culture icon to write about as well as politicians, authors, scientists, etc. And don’t worry about impressing by choosing someone REALLY obscure. It’s all about what’s inspired you and who you think is important and could be important for younger girls, growing up. Basically, if you want to pick someone obvious like Kathleen Hanna or Karen O, that’s fine.
Now, what are you waiting for? Click the “submit” tab at the top. Go go go!
If you don’t know of the work Vikki Law is doing, you should. If you care about women in prison and their voices being represented in discussions of prison abolition etc., you should check out this zine. If you want to know about the struggles that women go thru in prison, what prison is really like, and how women prisoners resist, you should check out this zine. It includes original artwork, letters, and other writing by women in prison. Often their work has had to be smuggled out. It also includes addresses for these women so that you can write to them.
To get a copy of the latest issue (#19), send $2 in well-concealed cash or a check made out to V. Law, PO Box 20388 New York, NY 10009
Reblogging (thanks strugglingtobeheard!) because I believe this is just THAT important.
Why is it damaging to articulate ‘sex’ as penile-vaginal penetration? (Silicone Valley)
What are the consequences for defining ‘sex’ as heteronormative and phallocentric? What about the experience of sex that fall outside of such a narrow criteria?
Lady Garden Zine (Etsy)
“Lady Gardens is a zine that is the result of my research and polling about female pubic hair maintenance, a response to what felt like an assumption that a bush was reserved only for gnarly women. It is heavily illustrated and contains both scholarly research and more candid commentary from females.”
Is the US the only country where more men are raped than women? (The Guardian)
The figures on rape may be uncertain, but we could lower the sexual assault rate in American jails – if we had the political will…
It’s time to move on the conversations about kink and feminism. (Silicone Valley)
“Every time I see a conversation starting about being a female submissive and feminist, the party line just seems to be ‘you have choice, you’re empowered because you can choose freely to submit to men.’ *This is a great starting point - it’s a fabulous bottom line.* But I want to have more complex conversations.” ARTICLE DISCUSSED PARTNER VIOLENCE.
Has Rush Limbaugh Finally Gone Too Far in Slut-Shaming Sandra Fluke? (Slate)
Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh drew sharp criticism from Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.) and others on Wednesday when he called Sandra Fluke, a Georgetown University law student, a “slut” and a “prostitute” for publicly advocating that employers cover contraception in their health plans.
Part Fact Part Fiction Is What Life Is (Slate Book Review)
Jeanette Winterson faces the childhood that made her the writer she is, for good and for ill.
The charity ‘Refuge’ warns it could be forced to close (The Guardian)
Head of domestic violence charity speaks out after reports that hundreds of victims are being turned away from refuges.