queer indigenous

queer indigenous girl is a zine by and for queer, trans, 2-spirit, non-binary, disabled, neurodivergent, chronically ill black, indigenous, people of color.

QIG is now accepting submissions for issue 4 including art, poetry, photography, comics, short essays & fiction, etc.

QIG is a half-page zine; submissions should be 5.5x8.5, JPEG and no more than 2 pages per submission. Please include a short bio with pronouns and any social media links if wanted.

Submit to mysterygirl-moongirl.tumblr.com/submit. Deadline is Friday, March 10, 2017.

My dash is dry as fuck

If you blog any of the following things, like or rebagel this post so that I can see and follow your blob

  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Berserk
  • Dragon Ball Z or Super
    • If you blog GT keep it to yourself
  • Steven Universe
  • Persona
  • Final Fantasy
  • Transistor
  • Dogs
  • Pink aesthetic stuff
  • Dance
  • Music
  • Dumb memes

However, I’m also interested (probably more interested) in

  • Social Justice
    • By that I mean
      • Articles
      • Firsthand sources
      • Theory
      • Relevant readings
      • activism
    • But also
      • Radical self-love
      • celebration of POC
      • Celebration of queerness
      • Celebration of transness
  • Puerto Rican issues
  • Indigenous issues
    • particularly Taino heritage and reclamation efforts

If any of them sounds like you, hit that like or rebagel and I’ll look at your blob

[image description: the cover of the zine queer indigenous girl issue 4: liberation, a collage depicting a black indigenous woman seated with her left hand palm open resting gently on top of a black indigenous boy’s head. Next to the boy are four O'Otham people. On the lower left is text from the poet ire'ne lara silva’s poem we call ourselves back. The text reads: we have walked through fire through burning infernos we have wept we have suffered we call ourselves back we have survived we have become stronger we call ourselves back we have not lost any part of ourselves we are not diminished we call ourselves back we are whole.]

Look at it. It’s just so beautiful. I cry. 😭
It’s now on pre-sale in my shop so help support and go buy it! Sape. Link in bio. ✊🏾✨💖

New hair from Kelly O @ The Sapphire Hair Lounge

I’m trying to reconcile a lot of different things right now. Things like: My body is an instrument, not an ornament; beauty is a skin deep concept; my body is my temple so I’ll decorate it however I want; I feel my best when I put effort into my appearance. Sometimes I feel vain for caring about how I look but I think as long as how I look isn’t the only thing that I care about then it all evens out.

Today I marched with other women in Winnipeg to show support for Womens March on Washington. We marched to support those who are marginalized, who were unable to march and who don’t feel like they can raise their voices. Queer, trans, disabled, sexual assault survivors, immigrants,  POC & Indigenous women and children need to be given platforms for their voices and their stories. Today I used my body and my presence to show the world that there is unity in community and Love Must Trump Hate.

#WhyIMarch 

01/21/17

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For My Brown Girls (FREE Download)

This quarter page zine (38 pages) is filled with images and text for brown girls, indigenous girls who are trans girls, non-binary girls, queer girls, lesbian girls, pan girls, ace girls, 2-spirit, disabled girls, mentally or chronically ill girls, rez girls, city girls, adopted girls, foster girls to know you are not alone and embody much strength.

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High resolution posters of two Indigenous Queers taken during the Long Walk/forced removal/ relocation of the Diné to an internment camp located near Bosque Redondo, New Mexico in 1866. As with all our posters, feel liberated to print out and wheatpaste at will!

The photograph shows two Diné Nádleehí (translation: “the one is changing”), which is the equivalent to Indigenous Queer identity in contemporary culture. It is accompanied by text that challenges Western perspectives on homosexuality by asking the viewer to imagine the pre-“history” of terms and issues that have become relevant to contemporary Queer culture. In this case, it inserts an Indigenous narrative prior to genocide, colonization, health epidemics, and forced assimilation to Western notions that include but are not limited to gender, sexuality, sexual orientation, same-sex marriage, queer history, and romanticization of nature and masculinity/male identity.

R.I.S.E.:
Radical
Indigenous
Survivance &
Empowerment

https://facebook.com/RISEindigenous

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“Brown Zero” By Sebastian Hernandez. I have been holding off from posting these photos from my Mexico City trip back in March but I feel this is my way of coping with what has happenned. My proposed project was simple. My motive for these photos was to represent and archive queer mexica indigenous brown bodies via the most basic and universal gesture; a simple kiss. My amiga chula Jovan Israel was down to do it with me and we went off. I kept doubting the strength of my photos but today was a clear indicator that something so simple such as a kiss can cause so much anger and hate.

Make Native America Great Again, 2016.
By: Demian DinéYazhi’ & John Henry/Tracy Schlapp

Repurposed maps of “Indian Reservations” letterpress printed as part of an Alternative Identities workshop for LGBTQ youth hosted at the Portland Art Museum. It was a pleasure engaging with youth in a city and space that encourages them to make strides toward self-representation while bringing physical and mental awareness of place in this colonized landscape. A special thank you goes out to Sharita Towne and our Reed volunteers who brought the extra love and support we needed.


Attention all queer/lgbtqa+ youth of color

If you’re 18 or younger, and a queer youth of color, could you reblog this? I always see things for 21+, but never our age group. I want to see how many of us are out there.

[image description: A collage depicting a black indigenous woman seated with her left hand palm open resting gently on top of a black indigenous boy’s head. Next to the boy are four O'Otham people. On the lower left is text from the poet ire'ne lara silva’s poem we call ourselves back. The text reads: we have walked through fire through burning infernos we have wept we have suffered we call ourselves back we have survived we have become stronger we call ourselves back we have not lost any part of ourselves we are not diminished we call ourselves back we are whole.]

I finished the collage I started a month ago. This will be the cover of queer indigenous girl 4 (liberation issue). I’m just about done with putting the zine together. 🤘🏽 There are really amazing artists, poets & essayists contributing their work to this issue and I’m so excited for it to all come together like it has. I don’t make a theme for each issue, I wait until I have all the submissions together to put everything together into a cohesive whole. This issue is the liberation issue because it just so happened the universe spoke to every person and their art & writing which turned out to be about freedom, about liberation. Liberation of self, liberation of the mind, body & spirit, liberation of the people. I feel good about this. I feel blessed. I’m thankful for all of you. Sape. 🙏🏾✊🏾✨💖

** CALLING ALL SANTA FE/NEW MEXICO AREA QUEER INDIGENOUS AND TWO SPIRIT FOLKS**

I, as a part of RM Young Photography, am working on my next photo project, “Two Spirit” which aims to bring visibility and voice to queer indigenous and two spirit folks! I will be taking photos this weekend and next so if you’re available you’re more than welcome to participate!!

Bring and wear whatever you feel most represents yourself! Photo shoot will be outside. If you’re an painter, musician, performer etc. we can take a picture of you doing what you do best! There will also be a few questions to answer that will be included in the photo set.

Contact me if you are down to participate and you availability, or if you have any questions!!

** If you want to submit but aren’t in the area, submit a photo of yourself to my email rmyoung716@gmail.com Include “Two Spirit Project” in the subject. Include a few sentences talking about your identity, experiences or small stories about your identity and experiences as a queer, indigenous and/or two-spirit person**