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13 Feminist Tumblr Artists Who Turned Their Blogs Into Online Galleries
Their pages host incredible art, yes, but also community and connection.
By Mic

These 13 incredible feminist artists are making waves with their gorgeous work and their powerful messages. Check them out!

cc @annahigginsdesigns, @lafillebertha, @sugarbone, @jwoodall, @carolrossettidesign, @lora-mathis, @ambivalentlyyours, @kendrawcandraw, @lisaevelynczech, @lindsaybottos, @rebeccacohenart, @happy2bsad, @yrurari

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‘One Beat Zines’ Are a Self-Publishing Feminist Powerhouse

Comic artists Julia Scheele and Sarah Broadman head up One Beat, so I sat down with them to discuss the formation of the collective and the rise of independent publishing in the UK.

VICE: How did the formation of One Beat come about?
Sarah Broadman: We wanted to have an outlet that was fun. We knew, after putting together Double Dare Ya, that we wanted it to be a place where people who aren’t on the comic scene could bring work. It can be difficult to get creative things out there; we just want to be a vehicle for people to do that.

Julia Scheele: At zine fairs, girls would ask me how you get started making zines and comics. I found myself trying to explain to them how I started, which was just to grab a pen and paper and put something shitty together.

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FAT ASS is an all new intersectional queer/feminist zine that centers on the experiences of queer fat folks and celebrates the artistry, activism, and work of fat activists. For issue #1 of FAT ASS, we’re looking for submissions related to food and fat bodies.

We’re looking for submissions that address the following topics/themes (and more!):

§  Fat bodies and food consumption practices;

§  Queerly challenging fat-shaming and diet culture;

§  The social context(s) of fat bodies eating, producing, buying food;

§  Fat folks in food-production/consumption spaces;

§  Racialization/gendering/sizing/disabling of food (i.e.: the connection between meat consumption of misogyny; demonization of foods that are deemed “unhealthy”);

§  Fat perspectives on food for healing, self-care, spiritual practice, and/or holistic well-being; (NOTE: we do not condone the empty promises of diet culture so please do not send us diet regimens, “weight loss stories,” before/after pics or other fat-shaming bullshit!);

§  Queer/feminist/fat community-building through sharing/producing food;

§  Representations of fat bodies and food in the media;

§  Fat trans and gender non-conforming perspectives on food and eating;

§  Impact of fat and food stigma on queer folks’ livelihood;

§  Have an idea that’s not listed above? Send it anyway!

It is a myth that you must be a “good writer” or “good artist” to submit to a zine. We welcome many kinds of writing and artwork: essays, poetry, short stories, photography, doodles, rants, drawings, cartoons/comics, collage…and more!

Send your submissions to FATASSZINE@gmail.com before February 29th, 2016. For written submissions, please use Microsoft Word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format. (Please try to limit submissions to 2500 words. We are flexible. Let us know if you need a little extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. Please include a title for your artwork and any information you think would be pertinent for readers to know about your piece (i.e.: medium, location, tools used). Contributors have the option of sharing a short bio or publishing their work anonymously. 

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Girls Get Busy has teamed up with Carousel to host a feminist mini zine fest as part of their weekend takeover at Power Lunches!

facebook.com/events/641366989237583/

MORE STALLS AND READINGS TO BE CONFIRMED

Confirmed Stalls:
Girls Get Busy
OOMK
SALT.
Rachel Aggs
Hanecdote

Carousel is a new platform which promotes equality in the arts and showcases emerging and underrepresented talent. They will be holding more one-off happenings, workshops and exhibitions in the coming months, before moving into a permanent home next year.
Check them out at http://thisiscarousel.co.uk/

Carousel’s other weekend events with The Hysterical Injury and Shopping: facebook.com/events/629940890373342

#MiniZineFest
@ggbzine
@thisiscarousel

HOAX ZINE IS HAVING A PRINTING EMERGENCY

Dear Hoax Zine readers and supporters,

Hoax Zine exists as a collaborative effort to name the ways in which the “isms” play out in our everyday lives. This project is rooted in a transformative framework of organizing, meaning that we strongly believe in concepts such as equal and nonhierarchical partnerships, the value of personal, cultural, and non-institutional knowledges, and that the personal can be made political through the process of storytelling. One of our goals is that readers and contributors alike can learn how to act as “allies" by bearing witness of the experiences of others.

Over the past four years, the two of us have taken on a plethora of responsibilities to keep this project alive. These responsibilities have included, but are in no way limited to: promoting our publication, painstakingly designing layouts, constructing and putting out calls for submissions, editing submissions and assisting contributors in developing their voices, sales, budgeting, and physically assembling every issue. During the past year, both of us have relocated to different states and have continued driving upwards of six hours to our printing source in Maryland. We have done this to ensure that the zine remains affordable and, thus, accessible.

Unfortunately, we can no longer continue printing Hoax Zine at this said source. The commute has exhausted both our energy and our bank accounts, and unfortunate life circumstances and family crises have made it nearly impossible to travel. Additionally, we just learned that our printing source has taken unprecedented and extreme measures to ensure that we will no longer have access to their printers.

For this reason, we are asking our readers for help. We are looking for access to discounted, double-sided, mass printing in the New York City Metropolitan area. We would be able and willing to travel throughout New Jersey and to Philadelphia if necessary. Private colleges are very likely to have these resources and, if you are a student at such an institution, we would especially appreciate your support. We are also willing to work with a student anywhere in the United States who has access to mass printing to set up an established internship. Contact us as hoaxzine at gmail dot com for more information.

Until we can access a new printing source, we will only be selling an extremely small number of each issue on our Etsy shop. This includes each of our individual zines that are currently for sale (You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania #3-7; Thou Shalt Not Talk About the White Boys’ Club: Challenging the Unwritten Rules of Punk; Neither Doll Houses Nor Tree Houses: On Living Outside of the Gender Binary;  Reimaging Queer Community; Not Queer as in Radical but Lesbian as in Fuck You). This way, we will ensure that we do not run out of any remaining issues and can mail people and distros that have already sent us payments.

Regardless of your location or access to printing, we would greatly appreciate it if you re-blog and share this post in full on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Thank you and in solidarity,

sari and Rachel

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Stigma Zine #3 - Menstruation

Hi all! It about time I make another issue of what is quite possibly my favorite zine I make.

Stigma zine talks about social stigmas from a feminist perspective, and how to embrace what society says is wrong, strange, gross. ect. It’s an awesome empowerment zine.

Issue #3 will be about menstruation and periods and I need some of yr words/experiences with this topic and it’s social stigmatization. I’m looking for words from any/all perspectives and experiences! It can be serious, not-so-serious, whatever, I’m not looking for a certain type of submissions here, just as long as it relates to the main topic. My followers are some gutsy awesome people, so I’m hoping to receive some kick ass submissions :D

You can email submissions to me at mbelickis@verizon.net, or drop them in my ask box.

Signal boost this if ya can, too!

Love,

Midge

Call for Submissions!

FAT ASS is an intersectional queer/feminist zine that centers the experiences of queer/trans fat folks and celebrates the artistry, activism, and work of fat activists. For issue #2 of FAT ASS, we’re looking for submissions related to Celebrating Queer/Trans Fat Sexuality and Sensuality.

We are seeking submissions that address the following themes (and more!):

§  Fat queer/trans self-love and stories about pleasure and sensual indulgence.

§  Celebrations of fat and queer/trans sexuality in drawings, illustrations, photography etc.

§  Intersectional analyses of media representations of fat sexuality.

§  Erotic/sensual poetry, prose, short fiction that affirms and celebrates fat queer sexuality.

§  Activist projects that affirm and validate fat queer/trans sexuality for our activist spotlight section.

§  Healing from sexual trauma as a fat, queer/trans person.

§  Have an idea not listed here? Submit anyway!

It is a myth that you must be a “good writer” or “good artist” to submit to a zine. We welcome many kinds of writing and artwork: essays, poetry, short stories, photography, doodles, rants, drawings, cartoons/comics, collage…and more!

Send your submissions to FATASSZINE@gmail.com before October 1st, 2016. For written submissions, please use Microsoft Word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format. (Please try to limit submissions to 1500 words. We are flexible. Let us know if you need a little extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. Please include a title for your artwork and feel free to share any information you think would be pertinent for readers to know about your piece (i.e.: medium, location, tools used). Contributors have the option of sharing a short bio or publishing their work anonymously. 

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My living room wall. Just about all of these zines have been bought or traded with feminist, POC, and queer zinesters as well as distros. As my collection grows, I plan to donate them all to Southern Woman’s Bookstore & Community Center. One of our goals is to have zines and books by women, people of color, and queer individuals be more widely represented and accessible to the community. We are more than the “diversity” section in the corner of a bookstore. We believe in the power of representation, especially in the conservative South and our voices need to be in the forefront. Learn more here. Visit us here or here to check out Southern Woman’s Bookstore’s first zine. 

anonymous asked:

Can you recommend any good feminist websites with articles? Something along the lines of feministing? I'm looking for one to write for, and can't decide on the best to go for. I an UK based, if that helps? Thanks x

Here are some leads - I’m not sure who’s taking submissions but good luck! UK feminists, message me with any recommendations and I’ll update the post with those links. Thx!

http://www.thefword.org.uk/

http://www.mslexia.co.uk/

The UK’s Top Five Feminist Websites

The Guardian has feminist writers on staff: http://www.theguardian.com/uk

Here’s a Guardian article from 2007 on a wave of new UK feminist sites 

Here’s a list of feminist sites with articles including US / UK / other in case you’re not exclusively looking for UK sites: http://www.feminist.org/research/zines.html

Last but not least, because you want to be a writer, I’ve got to tease you a bit, as a fellow researcher here’s how I found these recommendations for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=uk+feminist+web+site

If you end up writing for any of these sites, send me a message and let me know! Best of luck.

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Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in my zine, “I Don’t Have to Put Up With This Shit! I’m a Fucking UNICORN!: A Queer Self-Care Coloring and Activity Book” zine [issue #1]

I will be releasing issue #2 in the Glitterwurst coloring book series in July. “So, Life is Hard: Queer Self-Affirmations and Coloring Book” zine [issue #2]

Keep checking back because I have other way cool zines in the works, “All In Your Head: Queerness, Neurodivergence, and Disability,” “Queer (Recovering) Catholic,” and “I Just Have a Lot of Feelings: A Big Queer Coloring Book of Feelings” [issue #3].

To get your copy of issue #1 in the GlitterWurst coloring book series check out my store: 
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233595810/im-a-fing-unicorn-queer-self-care?ref=shop_home_feat_3

I don’t own any of the images featured. I only compiled them. I’m kind of over it.

Finally done with Issue #3 “The Adventures of a Feminist Mermaid”

Summer 12’, 26 pgs

This issue covers my adventures of being a feminist mermaid, Mexico’s drug war and a “Fierce Feminist” who fought for education. Other topics range from the “Sandwich Fairies” and homeless rights, intersectionality, a book review, film and band recommendations, original song lyrics, feminist poetry, quotes, punk/feminist styled collages and more!

Contact me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying it for $1 plus shipping, trading or a free PDF copy.

high on burning photographs #10, out now!!!!

announcing……my new zine! high on burning photographs #10!
featuring…..
*hand-stamped covers!
*“how to write your queer book and publish it in spite of an indifferent world: 8 years and 9 steps”
*affirmations for when you’ve lost yer beloved home & are going crazy
*shittalking on: the city of san francisco, punk bros, and the manager of the IHOP in my hometown!
*“in which frat boys get confused and a fabulous birthday party on wheels rolls through the streets
*cute, sad octopi
*excerpts from my killed 2nd book (and an explanation as to why)
*the sentence that makes me make sense

AND MORE!!!!!
only $2-4 sliding scale. trades welcome & no one turned away for lack of funds.

you can buy zines through me, on etsy (link below). https://www.etsy.com/…/22314…/high-on-burning-photographs-10

if you wanna get it directly from me & you don’t live locally, my paypal addy is ms.capewell at gmail dot com. tack on $1.50 shipping if you’re stateside, $2.50 for canada, $4 for the rest of the world. don’t forget to include yer mailing address! if you order by the end of today i will get it in the mail before i leave for LA. if not, i will send it out next week!!!