Frivolity, at the edge of a Moral Swamp, hears Hymn-Singing in the Distance & dons the Galoshes of Remorse.
Hello my fellow angry Asian girls. I really want to put together a Happa Zine and was wondering if you would post this or submit or signal boost. The zine is called Happa Pidgin and I’m requesting creative pieces (drawings, sketches, poems, stories, collages, photographs, lists, etc…) that describe people’s experiences trying to navigate this world as Happa. I myself am Pilipina, Japanese, and white. I’m not requesting photographs of submitters because I don’t identity police (especially since most people don’t believe I’m Asian just by looking at me), but I do request that people send a link to their blog or other online presence so that I know they are real and can get to know them. However, if you want to submit a photo of yourself I am happy to accept that as well, for I will probably submit a photo of myself as a way to push back against what Asians are “supposed to look like.” Also, if you want to submit and live in L.A. I would be down to meet with you :) Please ask questions or submit pieces to my blog causeicraft.tumblr.com or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org As this zine grows I will make a specific blog for it. Thank you!
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banana-shaped zines, so cute!
i’m looking for book reviews about social anxiety to feature in the social anxiety zine. have any of you read the books talked about here? are there any other titles you’d recommend? i’d like to know your thoughts on them.
what are some good zines on mental health &/or self-care?
i’m interested in putting together a mental health zine focused on social anxiety disorder. social anxiety hates showing its face, but we need to express ourselves. please submit anything about social anxiety that you want to share: comics/humor, poetry, personal writing, opinions, therapeutic insights, lists of ways you cope, relevant quotes, resource recommendations, collages, illustrations, photography, unsent letters, ruminations, anything!
i want to put this zine together because i want to put a face to the disorder—so little is known about social anxiety sufferers because we rarely show up for help or support groups. years ago, the pharmaceutical industry put out a series of Zoloft advertisements depicting social anxiety sufferers as sad white pills who blush & get stomach problems at parties. while such symptoms are a problem among many of us, i think we’re more complex than sad little white pills at a party. we range from agoraphobic homebodies to chatty social butterflies who still get the butterflies, with our own thoughts & struggles & ways of coping. if you can’t think of something to submit, try sending in a selfie (self-portrait) &/or a little about yourself & what you think of social anxiety, just to add to the multiplicity of who we are.
one of the symptoms of social anxiety is worrying too much what others think of us—you can submit material anonymously or under a pseudonym. please add a name/website if you want your piece credited, or contact info if you want feedback/dialogue on what you submit. there’s no deadline for this project, although i’d like to have it done sometime this year. i’m thinking of making it half-sized (5.5”x8.5”), so you can send in something in that size or letter-sized. the zine will be in black & white. free copies will be given to those who contribute.
i don’t know what to call this zine yet. anyone have any recommendations for a title? please submit them here!
Building an Abolitionist Trans & Queer Movement with Everything We’ve Got
from Captive Genders (eds. Stanley and Smith) (2011) by Morgan Bassichis, Alex Lee, and Dean Spade.
*hello everyone in the universe, i need your help!*
i’m photographing people -anyone- by themselves or with their friends/families/roommates/pets/whomever you live with or feel comfortable with or love or hang out with or whatever- basically playing dress-ups. if you want to dress up, don a disguise, become a different character, experiment w/ your physical appearance and have fun contact me and i’ll photograph you at your residence, in nature, in your neighborhood, at a place you like- whatever you think is best! we can work with clothes and costumes i have as well as things you and your people have and figure something out. message me if you’d like to do this or have any questions- i can’t wait! (my website and e-mail: laurenpoor.biz / email@example.com) (i’m mainly in nyc and dc, by the way.)
(inspiration images are by: jack smith, unknown fairy painting, phyllis galembo, unknown, monica canilao’s flickr, hans silvester, unknown, unknown, googling the cockettes, unknown fairy painting)