Please let me know if I screwed something up horribly but I think it’s ok.
Reblog the shit outta this plz.
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:
We’re tabling at the Melbourne Anarchist Bookfair in a couple of weeks! August 10th, 10am-6pm, at the Abbotsford Convent, St Helliers Street
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?
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.
16 copies of Nevada by Imogen Binnie just arrived! If you are in Australia and want to buy a copy send us an email at email@example.com.
We’re tabling at Edufactory: Dismantling the Neoliberal University tomorrow morning at Sydney uni. Full details here
Hey y’all, so after many years of just trying to deal, I’m trying to raise money for transition-related costs in my life in hopes that I will be a lot less miserable in my body. I know that most of you have probably heard me be critical of people who ask for money for…
We will be tabling at Edufactory 2013: Disassembling the Neoliberal University!