Is there a transgender text in this class? Zine about teaching trans fiction & poetry (free download)
Topside Press is at the National Women’s Studies Conference this week, and we’ve made a zine to share with the professors and scholars. It is called “Is there a transgender text in this class?” and it’s about why and how transgender fiction and poetry should be included in courses.
The 16-page, quarter-page zine is available for free on our website, and it’s totally OK to read it online, print it out, give it away, sell it—whatever you want. If you have feedback for future versions, please drop us a line at email@example.com (or reblog, tweet, etc)
To read the zine online, you can download the pages PDF, or click over to our site to see the JPG files.
To print copies for your campus, info shop, or conference, download the spreads PDF.
- PDF: Download Zine - Pages (ideal for screen reading)
- PDF: Download Zine Spreads (ideal for printing a copy on paper)
- Zine Gallery: http://topsidepress.com/zine/
(permanent URL—see the zine in JPG files, or download future versions, etc)
I want to see more girl monsters. Girl giants, girl dragons, hulks & trolls. Scylla and hydra. Girl monsters who are huge and whole. Teeth and plush fur and long muscled tails. Heads enough to see you anywhere. Gleaming green or brown. But girl monsters are usually zombies or vampires. Pale and thin, bleeding or dead. Not Lady Lazarus, not a phoenix from the ash. I want to see how you get strong without being broken first. Get strong and stay strong. Get big and bigger.
Girls Get Busy’s Suggested Sounds: Perera Elsewhere - Giddy
"it’s been a long time by the look of things / long-time-money’s running everything / the same 10 families that run this show/friends with the president, friends with the pope" (source: pereraelsewhere.tumblr.com)
Suggested + written by Hadeel
Listen to London-born, Berlin-based artist Sasha Perera here on ‘Giddy’, crooning about being under a spell, and you will be forgiven for being hypnotized by effect. You will notice her vocals reach you like smoke, curling in your ear with harmonies that pool there like honey. But by the time it settles and the lyrics find their way in, you realize they are anything but abstract.
Her songs ‘Giddy’ and ‘Bizarre’ alone, touch on exploitative gender politics, corporate advertising and upper-class privilege. If Perera already seems doomed to lazy comparisons with M.I.A for her politically conscious content and London art crowd beginnings, then hopefully her defiantly genre-bending production will stop her from being typecast so early in her career. Mixing an acoustic blend of Saudade with low-fi musical arrangements, she simply doesn’t sound like anybody else around at the moment- which can only be a good thing.
Perera Elsewhere’s EP ‘Everlast’ was released on ‘Friends of Friends’ via Itunes on October 28th 2013
Find her on Twitter: and Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/fofmusic
You can also find Hadeel writing about music at heyheystranger.tumblr.com
(Source: girlsgetbusyzine / FoFMusic)
Angel Haze: "I define Pansexuality as someone who sees people for who they are and not gender. I don’t base all of my relationships off of sex. I’m still a virgin, I don’t really care about that. I care about connecting with people on a deeper level and actually having something to talk about and something to work for— something we’re both interested in. It’s viable, you know? I want something deep-rooted versus having something that’s just rooted in literal sexual tension. It doesn’t really mean anything to me.”
Thank you for your submissions so far, it’s been great and still is great running this project is always fun and interesting because of you guys.
Whilst I’m still accepting submissions, the next part of the project will be a series of interviews conducted via webcam.
They will be very casual, and we will only be talking about the painting that you chose to replicate (if you have submitted), and your views on the topics concerning the project. They can literally be 2 minutes long or 22 minutes long, even if you just have one thought you’d like to communicate, I’d like to hear it.
I would ask in the interview that you choose a painting (or remember the one that you have submitted) and get into the pose in the painting except you won’t be taking a picture. I would like to document the act of taking a selfie before the picture is actually taken, in this you do not have to nude.
I will conduct these interviews via Skype and they will (hopefully) be recorded, and only be published here with your permission.
These will hopefully serve a wider purpose towards the end of the project, and also research towards my dissertation and FMP.
I would like to start interviews on Tuesday 12th Nov and will need them by Monday 2nd Dec
If you are interested in participating please email:
"Taking The Cake" is an illustrated zine and 101 about asexuality, created by Maisha in 2012. It includes the basic definitions, some of the nuances of asexuality, explains the types of attraction that exist (not all attraction is sexual), dispels myths, includes resources and takes on the topic of whether asexuality is included in the queer community or not. Some say no, some say yes. Anyway, very helpful information and the artwork is exquisite. You see that Black woman on the cover! ♥♠