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Comment by Mike Nobody on January 14, 2014 at 3:59pm

Where is everybody?

This site is pretty dead, lately.

Comment by Sari of Hoax on January 5, 2014 at 7:08am

call for submissions! hoax #10: feminisms & EMBODIMENTS

potential ideas include, but are not limited to:

  • The Physical Body: Representations of class / gender / race within a physical body; Changing relationship to our bodies over time; Body modifications; Having a body that is visibly marked as “other” / more easily recognized by the state; (Un)Intentional politics of bodily presentations; How bodily representations in media affect marginalized groups in real life;  Physical transformations via surgery, hormones, plants, etc;  Fat positivity & size acceptance; Physical self-defense; Ways in which the body remembers violence
  • Dysphoria: Gender dysphoria; Dysphoria and eating disorders; The medicalization of dysphoria; Means to cope with dysphoria & feelings of homelessness in one’s body; Critiques of the the “love yr body!” expectation within feminisms; Resolving erroneously-read projections
  • The Emotional Self: Do we have an “authentic self” that is impermeable to change?; How feminisms & other political stances affect our personal growth; Self-care & feminisms; “The personal is political” – The importance of that statement paired with the necessity of challenging it; Things others have tried to change about us (through force, coercion, guilt, etc.); How to rectify situations in which our assumed privileges or statuses do not match up with our lived experiences
  • Science: Resisting biological determinism & essentialism; Ways in which science reaffirms scripts of kyriarchy (ex: GID and the DSM / ties between the “obesity epidemic” and race / “hysteria”); Problems within the healthcare system; Radical mental health; Making science work for people who aren’t straight / white / western / cis / men
  • History / Culture: Mapping how former embodiments affect the present & the future; Preservation of traditions & shared traits; Storytelling and the transmission of intergenerational knowledges; Being in different moments; Unearthing connections with our predecessors / Relationships to feminists & queers of the past; Personal reflections & retrospection; Personal baggage; Embodiment of one's nationality and heritage; Personal goals and transformations; Distance and borders
  • Visibility: How we choose to communicate our identities (verbally and non-verbally); How different communication styles “out" us; Secrecy; Body politics & gendered expressions ("passing" & “body work"); Terminologies we use & how they impact us; Choosing how to express one’s sensitivities & vocalize need; Making decisions about sharing info in certain places (in school, at home, at yr job, etc.) / Portraying ourselves online in a surveiled society; Ways to use art, theatre, & other creative mediums to display emotion
  • Relationships: Embodiment of other people's histories and struggles; Learning to act in solidarity with instead of for your community members; Setting boundaries; Consent and sexuality; Representations of healthy relationships; The social capital associated with sexual desirability; The impact of sex work on one's personal relationships
  • Dis/Ability: Intersections of race, gender, class, and disability; Illnesses & how they impact one’s daily life depending on how visible they are to others; Caring for disabled loved ones; The correlation between trauma and illness; The impact of living with STIs and / or HIV/AIDS

please aim to send us yr amazing material to hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com by march 31st, 2014. feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork! as always, we are willing to work with you during any and every stage of the writing process. the sooner you send us yr work, the better! check out our site for more info!

Comment by The-Zineiac on December 31, 2013 at 4:35pm

Anybody remember this issue of Riot Grrrl? Ahhh, so many memories...

Comment by Shrew2U on December 29, 2013 at 3:14pm

"Inconceivable!" is a new zine dedicated to women who are not mothers - by choice. I would like for childfree women to be able to express how they think and feel and have a place to discuss how deeply the ideology of motherhood has infected our thinking about women and femininity.  I welcome and encourage any contributions anybody has!!! Message me!  Thank you!

Comment by Carrie C. on December 27, 2013 at 6:14pm

Call For Submissions

The first issue of Gender Matters has been really successful. It's in the hands of many youth, teachers, parents and zine readers! All the sale proceeds have been donated to organizations that support trans/gender variant youth...nearly $350.00

SO LET'S MAKE ANOTHER ISSUE!

Topic: (Essays, anecdotes, comix, poetry) from gender variant folks telling stories of going through puberty and adolescence, and early adulthood experiences. Take that as broadly or specifically as you’d like; literally how your body was changing and how your brain was dealing with it, or going to a dance and how that made you feel, dating, coming out to your family, teachers, classmates, etcetera...

Audience: 7-12 grade students.

Specifics: The pieces should be free of cursing and overt sexual content, I want to get the zine in schools, so content should be school appropriate.

Why/Purpose: It’s rough trying to find age or school appropriate material for trans/gender variant/intersex youth and it’s imperative that all young people see themselves in print.

Puberty, adolescence, and early adulthood are hard for everyone but it’s extra alienating and difficult when you feel alone and radically different from the majority. I want this zine to be an offering to gender variant kids who need to see themselves in print, to know that they are not alone, to offer comfort and hope. I want the zine to open the eyes and hearts of cis gender folks so they become allies. I also want it to open up dialogue between youth, parents and teachers. 

I keep this quote in mind when I’m writing curriculum and deciding what to teach for the year. Perhaps it will inspire you.

"When those who have the power to name and to socially construct reality choose not to see or hear you, whether you are dark-skinned, old, disabled, female, or speak with a different accent or dialect than theirs, when someone with the authority of a teacher, say, describes a world and you are not in it, there is a moment of psychic disequilibrium, as if you looked into a mirror and saw nothing.” ~ Adrianne Rich

Send submissions to: zinesforstudents@gmail.com
Please send as an attachment in basic word formatting or as a google document with “Gender Matters 2 Zine Submission” as the subject. For art submissions send greyscale images TIF file format 300dpi. 
Include; a title for your piece, a brief bio, and any contact info you want included in the zine. Every contributor will receive a copy of the finished zine, please include a mailing address for your copy. 
Deadline: February 1, 2014
Publication: Mid February 2014

The first issue of Gender Matters is available at Quimby's bookstore (in store or online at quimbys.com), Pioneers Press (pioneerspress.com), at Mend My Dress Press (mendmydress.com), on Etsy at the Zinesandsuch page, or through me directly at zinesforstudents@gmail.com.

You can e-mail me with questions, suggestions, complains, that kinda stuff too.
Thanks!
Carrie

Comment by Revolt Distro-Seven Sins on November 9, 2013 at 11:06am
Call For Submissions!!!!!!
REV☮LT Distro's: Radical Comix #1
What is Radical comix?

A radical comix collection centering around equality, living free, feminism, queerness, Radical illustrators, sketch artists and the pacific Northwest, It is edited by Revolt Distro and will be put out every three months from February on. This is a call for Submissions so Please Send in Your Work or forward this to a friend who would be interested. We can Change the world or at least get our art out there to the people. Issue number one will be put out in February 2013 so you have until the last week of January to submit. The Zine will be comic book size and submissions can be sent to sevensinsrevolt@gmail.com where they will have to be scaled to fit into the final anthology! So stoked about this new awesome project we are going to collaborate with a lot of great zine authors from the PNW. you should too!Thank you so much to those who have submitted already and those of you who will do so from now until the last week of JAN. Thanks!
~Seven Sins
REVOLT DISTRO



Issue #1 Deadline !!
WHEN
Friday, Jan. 31st 2014 at 11:45pm
WHERE
This is an online event.
All Submissions are due by JAN the earlier the better as well as the more likely it is that your submission will be used in Issue number one! you will receive a confirmation email within one week of submitting a piece. we are looking for pieces of all sizes ranging from half page to ten pages. thank you!
Email all submissions and questions to sevensinsrevolt@gmail.com

What is REV☮LT DISTRO?

Revolt Disto Is a new up and coming independent zine and artist print printing, publishing and distributing collective. The Collective is made up of egalitarian, feminist, queer, environmentalist, activist, theorist Writers/Painters/Sketchers. It just started in the Spring of 2013! local Portland artists and some great mail in artists, making you great Zines, Stickers, Buttons and Patches and teaming up with other artists around the world.


https://www.smore.com/y4d0-call-for-submissions?ref=ref
Comment by Daisy Salinas on October 27, 2013 at 12:59pm

REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE CALL OUT FOR SUBMISSIONS!

Couldn’t have put that better than artist Favianna Rodriguez.

Across the U.S. And globally, reproductive health resources are becoming more difficult for women, people of color, working class people, the LGBTQ community and others to access. The 8th edition of Muchacha “Nuestros Cuerpos/Our Bodies,” invites anyone from all corners of the world to share their stories, thoughts, art, photography, poetry, comics, essays, songs and more about anything regarding reproductive justice. All contributions will be featured at Denton, TX’s Femme Fest Benefit for the Cicada Collective as the zine will be premiering there. Please submit writing via email using microsoft word and simply attach images. In order to be published, all submissions must be sent to Daisy at riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com by no later than November 15th. In your submission you have the option of including a short bio/contact/website info. You can also remain anonymous. All of the contributors will receive free copies including domestic/international shipping. 

En los Estados Unidos y a nivel mundial, los recursos de salud reproductiva son cada vez más difíciles para las mujeres, personas de color, los pobres, la comunidad lesbiana/gay/bisexual/trans/queer y otros para acceder. La 8 edición de Muchacha “Nuestros Cuerpos/Our Bodies,” invita a cualquier persona de todos los rincones del mundo para compartir sus historias, pensamientos, arte, fotografía, poesía, cómics, ensayos, canciones y más información acerca de cualquier cosa con respecto a la justicia reproductiva. Todas las contribuciones se presentarán cuando el zine será lanzado enFemme Fest en Denton, TX donde beneficiamos a Cicada Collective. Por favor, envíe e-mail a través de microsoft y simplemente pega imágenes. Con el fin de ser publicadas, todas las propuestas deben enviarse a Daisy a riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com no más tardar que el 15 de Noviembre. En su presentación tienes la opción de incluir un pequeño bio/contacto/tu página.También puedes permanecer anónimo. Todos los contribuyentes recibirán copias gratis, incluyendo el transporte nacional y internacional.

Comment by ZippityZinedra on October 18, 2013 at 10:31am

What?!!Different Shades of Normal being brought to you in two zines?!! No way! How is this possible?! Is it crazy? Insane? Does it sound mental?

Different shades of normal and tarantula face present: a split zine of

The Friendship Issue

Text heavy, Friendship strong

26 pages, 90% typed- 10% handwritten.

get it today.

Trades ONLY. Am currently not doing any overseas shipping because of the unbelievable high shipping costs.

for more info, questions or trades, email me at: Sandra_reiki_@hotmail.com

Comment by Sari of Hoax on September 27, 2013 at 7:36am

HOAX #9 - FEMINISMS & VULNERABILITIES IS NOW FINISHED, AND IS TAKING PRE-ORDERS!

essays include:

- How vulnerability can combat misogyny within trans communities
- Vulnerabilities and doors as a queer mixed woman
- Coping with internalized misogyny, consciously staying away from men, and familial dynamics
- Nuances of high school experiences
- Letting go of hurtful narratives while embracing heartache and the process of “breaking down”
- Views on queer identity interrogation, performance, and transparency as a punk zinester
- Vulnerabilities of mental health perspectives and lack of intersectionality
- Witnessing misguided white manarchist resistance to police and reflections on vulnerability of communities of color
- Multi-generational healing work and vulnerabilities as a male-socialized survivor
- Questioning the responsibility of self-agency after “checking out” during sex
- Asking for help as a necessary self-publishing task
- Experiences of racism and sexism in a hospital setting and the legitimacy of describing one’s pain
- Trans women and solitary confinement
- Boundary setting in the contexts of capitalism, physical and mental illness, and life crises
- Inpatient hospital stays and changes in labels of one’s mental illness(es)
- Loss of memory and personal history, critiquing queer/trans* growth narratives, and creating (non-)advice for non-normative teens and young adults
- Vulnerability of discussing physical illness
- Navigating queer attraction and desire with a history of violence
- A feminist coming out monologue
- Dealing with kink, trauma, and complexities of BDSM involvement
- Interview Excerpt with Daniela Capistrano, Founder of the POC Zine Project
- Examining the necessity of assertiveness for disabled women and asking for accommodations

This issue also includes poems, feminists we love, current feminist heroes, and vegan recipes! ½ size, black & white, 80 pages, and very text heavy. $3US + shipping.

For more info about our current monetary situation and a note about this zine's potentially triggering content, please check out our full blog page and/or our etsy shop listing.

Comment by catherine Rage on September 26, 2013 at 7:31pm

HOLES New Wave Riot Grrrl Punk Fanzine  is looking for submissions! What's your perspective on Feminism? Got a story? Art? Music? Passion? Punk? DIY? Activism? Poems? Queer/Trans/Asexual/Pansexual friendly zine zone here.

Nearly anything goes with this zine. Punks what you make of it so what are YOU doing? HOLES Zine wants to know.

To contact email: catherinerage[at]yahoo[dot]com or PM here.

 

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