CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
Centerfold is a new, bimonthly, UK-based zine based on feminism and politics. I’m currently in the process of putting together the first issue, which should be released at the end of February, and am looking for both submissions and potential interviewees. I’m a photography graduate hoping to get into journalism and will be using Centerfold as a way to publish articles and interviews, but am also looking to accept submissions and/or create features based on upcoming feminist artists or writers.
- Must be serious work based on feminism and feminist theory.
- Trans-exclusionary radical feminists are NOT welcome.
- Art, photography, prose, articles, and poetry are all accepted.
Angry Girls is a segment of the zine that will consist of interviews with feminist artists, activists, zinesters, organisers, musicians, and writers. Being an interviewee means you must be willing to be photographed and interviewed for the zine, as well as providing samples of your work for your spread. You must be based in the UK and female/female-identifying/genderfluid, and must either be 16 or over, or be able to provide parental consent. Again, trans-exclusionary radical feminists are seriously not welcome.
— Fat Queer Tells All: On Fatness and Gender Flatness - By Allie Shyer (via cassket)
Maria Pizzeria wearing our Princess, Babe, Witch and Kitten beanies
Available to buy online at www.beaniebabesclub.com
Photography by Arvida Byström
Belong/Longing by Vivian Fu
Recently I’ve been thinking a lot about the words belong, belonging, and longing.
Small collection of trans education resources for cis allies who are interested:
- what does “cisgender” mean?
- what does “transgender” mean?
- what does “genderqueer” mean?
- what does “non-binary” mean?
- in-depth interview with a non-binary genderqueer person about their identity
- what does “intersex” mean?
- but how does the psychology community feel about trans people?
- why is it hard for trans people to access medical care?
- other various terms, and some more
Girls Get Busy’s Suggested Sounds: Blablarism - Chimera
- by Alva
Blablarism is a solo project of twenty year old, Oksana Zmorovytch, based in Kyiv, Ukraine, whose overall sound has dark, baroque-sounding synths with this fuzzy nagging bassline. Sometimes comfortably shoe-gazing, and sometimes very cold-wavey and harsh. Most of the tracks gives me a feeling of being inside a foggy typhoon and slowly going down, down, down. Chimera is based on beautiful eerie synthmelodies, and like Oksana, I also share a love for the dark 80’s.
I’ve had some interesting conversations with Oksana about how to make music and tools etc - she really knows her stuff! I recently asked her about her experience on being a woman who makes music, in which she replied: “I think I don’t let myself be a woman whilst making music - and yet, my music is full of femininity.”
(Source: girlsgetbusyzine / blablarism)
It’s in shops now and is such a great issue - feeling very honored to be a part of it!