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Call for submissions to Shhhhh…

30 Mar

Please reblog and share.

We are currently looking for submissions for a zine focusing on queer feminine*-spectrum-identified (FSI) folks. So, if you ID as queer (however you define it) and in any way claim or accept “feminine” (however you define it) as a part of your identity, we’d love you to submit. We’re especially interested in FSI folks’ experiences of the queer community.

Some possible areas include**, but are definitely not limited to:
– transmisogyny
– silencing of FSI voices in and out of queer spaces
– sexism
– pronouns
– privilege
– misogyny
– labels, labeling ourselves and others, being labeled by others
– invisibility
– hair
– gender identity/ies
– fatphobia
– cissexism
– CAFAB*** privilege in the queer community, especially related to access to safe queer space
– body dysphoria
– banging / fucking / doing it

Please send your submissions via email to shhhhhzine at gmail.com by April 30th, 2011. Selections will be included per our selection.

* Whatever the fuck “feminine” means. /postmodernism
** This list is in reverse-alphabetical order to avoid privileging one possible topic over another and because the person who initially started writing this list is traumatized from always being last in grammar school due to having a last name that starts with a “W”.
*** coercively assigned female at birth

Your hosts…
– Dalice is a loud, queer, trans zinester and folksinger. She’s pretty much the raddest and makes tranz boyz cry like they’re chopping onions. She lives in the city of bottoms.
– Jami makes zines and wears dresses.
– Lynne is a poly FSI queermo born and raised in Chicago who vacillates between being almost absurdly confident and gut-wrenchingly shy. She’s a knitter, a slut, and a vegan, and needs to carry her camera around with her more.



Call for submissions: Feminine Voices on Sexism in the Queer Community

24 Mar

The Berlin Femme Mafia presents
Feminine Voices on Sexism in the Queer Community, a zine.
Call for submissions! Please distribute promiscuously.

Have you ever felt excluded from or experienced prejudice in the queer community because of your gender expression? The Berlin Femme Mafia is creating a zine of stories about sexism in the worldwide queer community by feminine trans* folk and queers.

The Berlin Femme Mafia knows that sexism against femininities continues in the queer community and we want all our feminine-identified trans* and queer sisters to share their perspective. Why does this gender inequality still exist in a self-named ‘feminist’ movement? We want to hear your thoughts about and experiences of discrimination against female and feminine gender expressions.

This project will be from the perspective of queer and trans* feminine folk and focus on sexism against our expressions of femininity. We invite contributions from all self-defined trans* and queer femininities, including trans*women, femmes, genderqueers, and queer ciswomen and -men with a feminine gender expression, no matter if part or full-time feminine.

Tell us about the stuff that makes you angry or sad. This can include being excluded for the way you walk, talk, dress, and negative comments about female bodies. Tell us what you would like to see change. What would a perfect queer community look like to you? Queertopia!

Contributions can be anything that will fit onto a half-size page, including creative writing, personal accounts of incidents, theory and artwork. We will print the zine in German and English, but will do our best to translate submissions in other languages into English.

To be included in a zine project by the Berlin Femme Mafia and made available online and in Berlin.

Contributions should be emailed to Laura at pinklab[at]hotmail[dot]com

DEADLINE: 23rd May 2011


N.B. For artwork, please send as pdf or write for postal address. Note that the zine will be in ‘half size’ or A5 format. (148 x 210 mm — 5.8 x 8.3 inches)