A sweet mixture of stories about femininity training and conversationalists and making a more meaningful happier life, death and creativity, the first of an interview series on anarchists over 40, book reviews, a letter from Marius Mason, green scare trans prisoner, about music and indicator species.
Animal Liberation/Animal Celebration Postcards #1 Set of 8 postcards painted by Green Scare political prisoner Marius Mason. Images include brown bat, harbor seals, elephants, brumbies, mouse, Tilikum, krill, and a beautiful painting about the interrelationship between Elk and Wolf. All procedes go to Marius to help meet his basic needs in prison.
Everyday Magic #3: Love
Another beautiful issue. Each page is dedicated to a healing plant, with a story that connects to it. Becoming real, healing from abuse, building something solid, birth, loss, release. roses, cedar, mullein...
Telegram 39 is about examining the ways poverty, trauma and chronic pain shape & alter & distort perceptions of self, body and imagination. Being ok with not belonging, surviving under capitalism. falling&praying&breathing. Story-telling, story-exploring, storying. Asking questions. (from intro)
No Gods No Mattress #27
Touring, trama, magic, toxic housemates, living in yr van, stories about monsters and friends and little things and huge things. I love No Gods No Mattress!
Dirty Love #1
Learning to love parts of self that have been trained to hate. What is love? What would it mean for someone to love you? Introversion and anxiety. Wanting to create movements based in radical love.
Haay Hottie: Consent and Communication & Boundary Setting in Party Spaces. a workshop/workbook zine
"...Boundaries are often context-based, and we felt that talking about consent can look different in spaces that are sweaty, rowdy, in which there is substance use, and / or in which “hooking up” is a social norm...This is a workshop / workbook zine that can be conducted either alone or with a group...Topics covered in this workshop / workbook zine include (but are not limited to): re-defining sex & sex positivity, reflecting upon what party settings feel safe & unsafe, boundary setting activities, communication (verbal & non-verbal, during & outside of sex), consent & communication as in pertains to bdsm & kink, boundaries pertaining to substance use, accountability, responding to issues of boundary crossing." (from Hoax distro etsy store website)
Make All Good Things Fall Apart #3
Sobriety, using and trama and hypersexuality, abstinence and harm reduction, 12 steps, ritual, queerness, growth.
Hoax 10: Feminisms and Embodiments
Another really thick issue, covering more topics that I could ever explain. Including: (from Hoax website) Problematizing language, the concept of “nature,” and autonomy in bodily alterations by a biomedical engineer and trans woman. Dancing as a catalyst for critical thought on the uses and movements of one’s body as a post-heterosexual black woman. Making peace with one’s physical mouth as a metaphor for learning to spit out cultural and social toxins and reclaim one’s voice. Struggling with identity, diaspora, loss of language, and the concept of being a “good Indian”. Writing for a college creative course about the experience of having an abortion and knowing that one’s words are being scrutinized. Trans femininity and troubling notions of agender identity as a self-described bearded (man)lady. A slam poem addressing a trans woman’s relationship with her father. Living with an STI and getting a tattoo as a form of reclamation of it. Performing a non-binary gender and facing incongruities between self-definitions and perceptions by others