Hey! We’re two Black queer cis femmes putting together a zine archiving the experiences of Black queer and trans folks with non-monogamous and/or polyamorous relationships. In the past couple of years, both of us have had experiences with non-monogamy and found the vast majority of resources available to us to be too white & too hetero. We want to fix that, for ourselves for our communities. Help us start some necessary conversations that we’ve been needing to have in our Black queer and trans communities.
We recognize that a lot of the language we use is academic and politicized - this does not mean that your submission must also read like this. We know that’s where we’re at and that’s not necessarily where everyone in our community is. That’s why we need a broad range of voices here. At this time we have a lot of cis femme voices and would like to have as wide a representation as possible. We’re interested in prioritizing the voices of folks who are most heavily impacted by intersecting systems of oppression.
Please email us if you’re planning on participating in this project. We’d love to hear a bit about what you’re contributing and can commit to getting back to you within the week. Once you’re ready to submit your final piece, make sure it’s as final as you can get it! Which is to say, fuck the queen’s english but proofread your text, and make sure your art is within the measurements.
“when sometimes that radical thing that everyone is doing just isn’t for you.”
dating & loving white folks
navigating respectability politics
black (hyper) sexuality
histories of black non-traditional family structures
black on black love
boundaries/consent in non-monogamous relationships
consensual & non consensual non-monogamy
individual/lived-experiences of family history of “non-traditional” relationships
We’re really just trying to hear whatever you’ve gotta say!
Poetry, prose, essays, comics, collages, interviews, etc. Feel free to pitch any formats you don’t see here! We welcome anonymous submissions, too. The plan is to use B&W printing, with potential for limited color copies for sale and contributors.
*NOTE: All visual art should be in .pdf or .jpg format and sized 8.5 (long) x 5.5 (wide); for text our max is 1,500 words.
blackcandystorepress [at] gmail [dot] com
Deadline for submissions:
15 May 2014
Korea: Not the Place for a Brown Face
By: Nica Aquino
Edited by: Vincent Abbin
March 19, 2014
***PLEASE READ AND REBLOG IF YOU FEEL INCLINED. THIS IS ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE WORKING IN KOREA.