DEQY Presents: Benefit for Evie’s New Vagina!Evie is an awesome person, member of our community, freaking talented drummer and a transgender woman. Let’s support her by having a rad time whilst helping raise funds for this life changing operation.
Medicare are fucked and don’t pay for Sex Reassignment surgeries - surgeries that are super expensive, taboo and sadly inaccessible to a lot of people even though for most it is a need. Being transgender is NOT a choice. Everyone deserves to be who they truly are.
For those who can’t go you can donate via https://www.fundraise.com/alexandra-ray/benefit-gig-for-evies-vagina
- 2 weeks ago
- 1 month ago
Spider Teeth zine
Wherein our protagonist flies to Thailand to get a brand new cunt
Spider Teeth is not only about the author’s surgery, but also what led up to it, the difficulty of tucking and sex, the reality of needing surgery while poor and accepting money from a significant other to access a life-saving procedure that would remain out of reach for most trans women. ellie also describes, in detail, the entire process of surgery: from flying halfway around the world to Thailand, to being prepped, to waking up and making her way through the first hours and days of recovery in the hospital, messy and painful and sometimes alarming.
The zine fills in many small details of the experience, and obstacles expected and unexpected are discussed. Along the way, ellie shares her thoughts and doubts, from whether this surgery is the one she wants, to not “connecting” with new body parts right away. At the beginning of the zine, ellie writes, “How do I write about ‘the surgery’ in a way that feels honest?” That sense of striving for honesty is present throughout the zine, integrating ellie’s concerns with how her narrative interacts with larger narratives on gender, bodies, and trans trajectories. What emerges is real and honest in its individuality.
Content warning: Graphic written content on the surgery and post-surgery experience
98 p./half size/Black and white with colored ribbon binding
We are very excited to carry this zine!!!
- 2 months ago
Very excited to have issues 1-4 and 6-9 of TransSisters: The Journal of Transsexual Feminism, edited by Davina Anne Gabriel and published in Kansas City between ‘93 and ‘95. Issue #7 even has an article on a lesbian conference in Brisbane which expelled trans women delegates in ‘94.
Hard copies only, so try to come along to one of the events we’re tabling at!
- 5 months ago
- 6 months ago
FTW #0 *FINALLY* available in print!“I’ve read a lot of zines in my life, and I’ve enjoyed most of them. I don’t know if I can honestly say that any one zine has impacted my life as much as Fucking Trans Women #0. It was put out in October, 2010 by Mira Bellwether. Fucking Trans Women has had a massive impact on my understanding of what queer women’s sexuality could look like in general, and a glimpse of the potential for my own sexuality as a queer trans woman.” - Miriam Kennedy Nadler
That’s right, FTW is now available in print through CreateSpace, where you can order a copy or as many copies as you like for slightly more than the digital edition. (See the link immediately below.) I know that some of you have been waiting for this for a LONG time, being zine purists or lovers of print, and here it finally comes:
It’s $8 for a bound copy printed on demand and delivered to your door. The zine is 80 8x11 pages and provides a variety of information, from sex education, to biological diagrams, to descriptions of hot sex. There’s a even a guide to muffing, a unique sexual practice you won’t find written about (let alone documented and guided through step by step) anywhere else.
Once again, that link is as follows:
- 7 months ago
We’re tabling at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair in a couple of weeks! August 10th, 10am-6pm, at the Abbotsford Convent, St Helliers Street
- 8 months ago
Call Out Queen//Mark Aguhar
A friend gave me a copy of the Call Out Queen zine: http://ebookbrowse.com/zine-call-out-queen-pdf-d385110837 which has collated some writings of Mark Aguhar, and suggested Bitch Please distro it. As a zine distro run by two white trans women that is unable to ask the author for permission, I don’t know if/think we should, after all, Mark’s blog was “BLOGGING FOR BROWN GURLS”. Is it enough to ask the people who put it together for permission? Even if they did give us permission, is that enough? Are they even the right people to ask?
- 9 months ago
- 10 months ago
Being a trans lady is real hard, and part of that is especially in places like where I grew up and live there’s nobody to reflect back to you and say “no actually what you’re feeling is real and valid and ok.”
Reading Nevada by Imogen Binnie fucked with me for like a week straight because I don’t think I’ve ever read another story where a trans lady was a 3 dimensional character and a protagonist. And that’s fucked up.
Ok so I had this idea in a fit of rage of basically taking a bunch of my blog entries and mashing it up with a bunch of stuff a sweetie would contribute and making this weird kind of cut-up zine about what it’s like to be a trans lady and what I’m mad about but it’s hard to talk about.
So what I don’t want to have in this zine is
- any form of essentialism
- long theory pieces
- anything fucked up w/r/t race, gender, sexuality, ability, etc, etc
- social justice
What I do want is
- your (real or made up) diary pages, rambling and semi-coherent
- your complicated feelings about complicated things that never get talked about
- things that run against narratives
- sloppy embarrassing feelings
- what you wish another trans feminine person had told you to validate you
Submit away! Your submissions will be anonymous and probably cut up and rearranged in some way by me (lumpenspaceprincess). I won’t necessarily include everything but I’ll include as much as I can.