To the Indigo Girls
An open letter to the Indigo Girls from Red Durkin regarding their appearance at the 2013 Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival. Continue reading
hey this is pretty important, it’s looking like the indigo girls may have lied when they made their promise to make a statement from the stage during their performance in support of trans women’s inclusion at michfest!
please help to hold them accountable!
(Source: francesetherealgumm, via dreadnoughthoax)
4:43 pm • 18 August 2013 • 25 notes
Poll: 40 Percent of White People Only Have White Friends
A new poll from Reuters found that about 40% of whites are surrounded exclusively by friends of their own race. The poll comes in the wake of a debate on race after George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the death of Trayvon Martin.
“This country has a pretty long history of restriction on interracial contact and for whites and blacks, even though it’s in the past, there are still echoes of this,” Ann Morning, an associate professor in the department of sociology at New York University, told Reuters.
The results were taken from the ongoing Reuters/Ipsos online poll and include the responses of 4,170 Americans between July 24th and August 6th.
9:28 pm • 14 August 2013 • 106 notes
READ THE SHOP ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE PLACING AN ORDER I’m currently traveling throughout the U.S. & desperately seeking funds to help get me home
Zinester Maranda of the long-running Telegram series is looking to raise money to replace a stolen passport and get a plane ticket home. Their backpack was stolen in Seattle while they were on vacation and they are currently stranded. You can read about it here. If you are looking to purchase zines, we suggest going to their shop.
7:24 pm • 14 August 2013 • 16 notes
I made a comic about going to the bathroom in public space.
7:05 pm • 14 August 2013 • 75 notes
Read a F*cking Zine: 50 Zines by Queer People of Color
As QZAP notes on their website, “people of color started the radical queer revolution and kick started the queer zine scene.” There are many QTPOC zines on qzap.org, nearly a hundred at Barnard and thousands more out there in the world; this list is not meant to represent all zines created by QTPOC. Use it as a rabbit hole of sorts on your path toward discovering more queer zines by people of color.
in case i haven’t posted this yet. good resource.
8:58 pm • 13 August 2013 • 1,176 notes
Work With BGD
Love BGD? Believe in the importance of amplifying the voices of QTPOC? Then work with us!
BGD is seeking Regional Editors for the West and East coasts, the South and the Mid-West.
Regional Editors will be responsible for writing two original articles per month for BGD and for curating a set number of articles from other writers in their regions for BGD. Regional Editors will work directly with and report to the Editor-In-Chief.
The ability to write concise, compelling articles with themes on race, queerness, gender, immigration, feminism, disability, class, and any number of other social justice issues, with a focus on intersectionality.
Relationships with communities of writers from which to cultivate and curate articles for BGD.
The ability to meet deadlines.
Outstanding interpersonal communication skills.
Must be able to write from a queer and/or trans* person of color perspective.
Must reside in the respective region.
Regional Editors will be paid an honorarium for each article they write for BGD. Curation of work by other writers will be done on a volunteer basis (the writers you curate will be paid for their work).
Please send a CV, a brief cover letter, and two writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line: regional editor west coast, east coast, south or mid-west in accordance with the region you are applying for, no later than Thursday, August 15th.
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6:04 pm • 13 August 2013 • 22 notes
Words Mean Things: Chicago folks interested in a long-term volunteer gig fighting for justice for trans and gender non-conforming folks
The Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois is an organization that works towards prison abolition, gender self-determination, and transformative justice. TJLP provides legal services, education and training, and provides resources and connections to help those on the…
10:23 am • 13 August 2013 • 40 notes
if you are a part of some academic institution
and wanna have us speak about the theory/practice/history of self-organized responses to gender violence while helping us raise money for our project and for the projects of gender-variant prison rebels, let us know if you can host us in the coming fall semester! Email us at notyrcisterpress [at] gmail.com for more info :)
reblog and tell yer friends!
4:23 pm • 12 August 2013 • 75 notes
ramblings, musings & snippets: TIPS FOR DEALING WITH PEOPLE IN PAIN
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH PEOPLE IN PAIN
1. People with chronic pain seem unreliable (we can’t count on ourselves). When feeling better we promise things (and mean it); when in serious pain, we may not even show up.
2. An action or situation may result in pain several hours later, or even the next day. Delayed pain is confusing to people who have never experienced it.
3. Pain can inhibit listening
and other communication skills. It’s like having someone shouting at you, or trying to talk with a fire alarm going off in the room. The effect of pain on the mind can seem like attention deficit disorder. So you may have to repeat a request, or write things down for a person with chronic pain. Don’t take it personally, or think that they are stupid.
4. The senses can overload while in pain. For example, noises that wouldn’t normally bother you, seem too much.
5. Patience may seem short. We can’t wait in a long line; can’t wait for a long drawn out conversation.
6. Don’t always ask “how are you” unless you are genuinely prepared to listen it just points attention inward.
7. Pain can sometimes trigger psychological disabilities (usually very temporary). When in pain, a small task, like hanging out the laundry, can seem like a huge wall, too high to climb over. An hour later the same job may be quite OK. It is sane to be depressed occasionally when you hurt.
8. Pain can come on fairly quickly and unexpectedly. Pain sometimes abates after a short rest. Chronic pain people appear to arrive and fade unpredictably to others.
9. Knowing where a refuge is, such as a couch, a bed, or comfortable chair, is as important as knowing where a bathroom is. A visit is much more enjoyable if the chronic pain person knows there is a refuge if needed. A person with chronic pain may not want to go anywhere that has no refuge (e.g.no place to sit or lie down).
10. Small acts of kindness can seem like huge acts of mercy to a person in pain. Your offer of a pillow or a cup of tea can be a really big thing to a person who is feeling temporarily helpless in the face of encroaching pain.
11. Not all pain is easy to locate or describe. Sometimes there is a body-wide feeling of discomfort, with hard to describe pains in the entire back, or in both legs, but not in one particular spot you can point to. Our vocabulary for pain is very limited, compared to the body’s ability to feel varieties of discomfort.
12. We may not have a good “reason” for the pain. Medical science is still limited in its understanding of pain. Many people have pain that is not yet classified by doctors as an officially recognized “disease”. That does not reduce the pain, – it only reduces our ability to give it a label, and to have you believe us.
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7:43 am • 12 August 2013 • 2,532 notes
fakethequeen asked: Where can I send you my pictures for submission?
hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com
7:20 pm • 9 August 2013
call for ART for hoax #9
We are in the process of wrapping up our work on hoax #9: Feminisms & Vulnerabilities! However, before we can finish the zine, we desperately need artwork - particularly that which can be used for background designs.
if you are an artist and would like to share yr photographs, collages, drawings, or more with us, we would be endlessly appreciative! In the past, we have looked through suggested online portfolios to find background images. As always, we will credit any and all work in the ‘About the Contributors’ section of the issue and send you a free copy of #9, should your work be utilized. Please check out our FAQs page about submitting and re-blog to spread the word!
sari and Rachel
11:25 am • 9 August 2013 • 14 notes
“It is necessary for White society to control Black people’s sexuality, meaning their bodies and reproductive capacities, so as to control them as a people.” (p. 23)
Kelly Brown Douglas, Sexuality and the Black Church: A Womanist Perspective
Image: N. Junior
sari is super fortunate to have had kelly as a professor during their time as an undergrad, and highly recommends checking out her work!
11:50 am • 6 August 2013 • 234 notes
We Think He Might Be a Boy | Friends Journal
When I was pregnant with our first child, Friends who knew our intimate connections to trans people asked if we were going to try to raise a Baby X, not assign a gender, and avoid pronouns. David would say, “No, we’re just going to go with the apparent biological sex. We figure if we’re wrong, the baby will let us know soon enough.” But we didn’t think that would really happen.
8:43 am • 5 August 2013 • 111 notes
cauda pavonis: tybaar: As a trans woman, one of the more common questions I tend to...
As a trans woman, one of the more common questions I tend to receive is “where are you at in your transition?” This is a difficult question - and I would like to take a moment to give a short PSA on the matter.
While it’s true that all trans* people are different, there is a…
8:43 am • 5 August 2013 • 7,695 notes
Wilma Rudolph was once asked by a reporter if she wanted equality with the White man. She replied; “No, because I don’t want to stoop that low.”
4:27 pm • 1 August 2013 • 21,921 notes