hoax 6

HOAX #6: Call for Submissions!!!

the topic of hoax #6 will be feminisms & COMMUNICATION!!!

potential ideas for material include, but are not limited to:

  • how we utilize the various creative mediums to express ourselves: ie  art/music/playwriting/dance/zines etc.
  • language: terminology / identifications / labels / who is allowed to use certain terms / reclamation
  • media: various types / their historical & cultural relevancy / effectiveness for social change / the decline of print media / online activism & social justice movements
  • visibility: how we choose to communicate our identities (verbally and non verbally) / how different communication styles “out” us / secrecy / how we talk & to whom / where do you draw the line in sharing certain information (online, at yr job etc.)
  • non-verbal communication: how we “read” and then judge others / body politics & gendered expressions (“passing” and “body work”)
  • consent: expressed vs. body language / legacy of shitty health class information / talking about queer and/or non-normative sex
  • silence: when not to speak / boundaries
  • relationships: communicating different with various friends, partners, family members, strangers etc.
  • emotion: how it gets intertwined with communication & makes it more or less effective / intensity & whether it will hinder someone’s account as being believable (“too angry” “hysterical”) 
  • disagreements: how do and should we communicate our ideas to those who disagree with us? / “tone arguments” / should a person with a marginalized identity have to “play nice” when talking to somebody who has privilege over them? / “call outs” & accountability processes / expressing hate & anger
  • the self: self-care / where the self ends & community begins / expressing yr needs / creating & sustaining personal boundaries
  • accessibility: geographic accessibility / accessibility to language / pretension / the “academic industrial complex" 
  • networking: action / teamwork / friendships
  • space: physical / emotional 
  • legislation: policy / community organizing / the importance of local action

we also totally need lotsof artwork (photos, collages, illustrations, drawings, paintings, comics, etc.)! particularly for background designs and things that compliment the written material.

please aim to submit yr amazing material to hoaxzine@gmail.com by october 1st, 2011. if you are interested, feel free to e-mail us yr ideas for topics & artwork!  while we are not totally inflexible with the submission date, we are also not in a position where we can continually push it back like we have with previous issues. the sooner you send us yr work, the better! people of all genders are welcome to submit!

also, we are still distributing back issues of hoax #2 (although we are almost out of our last print!) hoax #3, hoax #4 & hoax #5. please email us if you would like to obtain any of these issues!

it’s been nearly two and a half years since we first began working on hoax. neither of us can believe how much this project has expanded since then! thank you so much to every contributor, reader, & supporter of this zine!

we are looking forward to seeing yr work!

in solidarity,
sari & rachel 

topics we'd like to see covered in hoax:
  • being a female-identified musician in a male-centered musical genre
  • active consent
  • media’s (mis)use for inciting social change
  • how non-binary folks deal with (binary) gendered conversations after coming out
  • the impact of class & racial privilege on medical transitioning
  • the academic industrial complex
  • sustaining intersectionality in feminist/queer spaces
  • chosen families
  • aspects of interracial relationships
  • enacting self-care
  • the role of fantasy in understanding
  • separating online & offline communities
  • calculating personal disclosure & censorship in perzines
  • intentional and/or unintentional politics of bodily presentation
  • showcasing multiple identities in various settings
  • communication & the erotic