SARAH’S WOMB: a creative project of Black-Jewish solidarity
sarah’s womb is a collective, digital zine being curated by dia ( @blackamydunne ) and sefa ( @hintele ). we are looking for art, photography, poetry, short prose, personal stories, and any other forms of self-expression that can be published in a digital zine, and we’re looking for them from black people, jewish people, and black jewish people.
the histories and experiences of the black and jewish peoples often sing similar tunes, even if in different voices. we are resilient peoples who constantly fight for justice, who have experienced unspeakable hardships, and who have unique, beautiful stories to tell.
sarah’s womb will be a collective story told in several parts:
i. love (might include: romantic love, friendship, family, love for humanity, etc)
ii. loss (might include: loss of loved ones, loss of agency/opportunity, loss of knowledge, loss of home, etc)
iii. culture / traditions
iv. body / self (might include: work discussing how being black and/or jewish has shaped your view of yourself/your body)
vi. justice (might include: work highlighting the historical coalitions between black people and jewish people, histories of standing up for what is right, current political commentary)
vii. solidarity and togetherness
these are intentionally broad, general topics so that your artwork isn’t restrained by parameters that would prevent you from telling your own personal story. the examples given above are just that – examples.
if you have any work that you would like to create or submit for sarah’s womb, please check that it fits the following guidelines and submit it to us!
-we are looking for content from any and all sorts of jewish people, but we are not interested in receiving, reading, or publishing work that is in defense of the illegitimate settler-colonial state of israel. additionally, we are not looking for content from Black Hebrew Israelites that denies the legitimacy of the judaism of any jewish people.
-submissions that include any manner of racism or antisemitism will be rejected immediately and without ceremony. this is not a platform for discourse, hostility, or arguments between black and jewish people.
-please do not submit work that includes graphic imagery. please refrain from using slurs or nazi imagery, for example. [if you feel that your work CANNOT exist without one of these things please discuss it with us privately and we will decide how to proceed]
-prose fiction submissions cannot exceed 3,000 words
-work that uses the work of others MUST include sources (and permission, if necessary)
-work must be submitted by August 10, 2017, as we want to publish the zine by the end of the summer
if you have any questions, please send them to our ask box, or ask either of us personally! we are so excited to put this project together and to share with the world the experiences, artwork, writing, and other works from people who are black and/or jewish.
nonblack gentiles are strongly encouraged to reblog this post so that we can spread the word and receive content from as many black and/or jewish people as we can!