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Fruit flies mature, grow old and die.
Trees have different life spans, from 10 to 100s of years, but then they too return to the soil.
Galaxies shelter billions of suns and infinite planetoids, exhausting work that inevitably collapses them.

Capitalism is only an ideological system; it isn’t even a fruit fly.
Never forget that it too must fall.

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weareallmixedup:

xcedarxsmoke:

MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine! Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity. 
The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.
∆ ∆ ∆ Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:
** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **- Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!- The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content- No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things- Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)- compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **
——————Some ideas / prompts for submissions:”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?
♡ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! ♡
This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!xxocinder

Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.—Veronica

oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)sorry that was unclear!

xcedarxsmoke:

weareallmixedup:

xcedarxsmoke:

MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!

Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine! 
Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity. 

The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.

∆ ∆  Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:

** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **
- Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!
- The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content
- No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things
- Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)
- compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.
** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **

——————

Some ideas / prompts for submissions:
”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?


 PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! 

This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!

xxo
cinder

Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.

—Veronica

oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)
sorry that was unclear!

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Totally Radical Muslims Volume 3 DEADLINE is May 1, 2014!

poczineproject:

We received this message in our in-box, so we’re passing it along <3

There are just two weeks left to get your queer muslim love story into volume three of the Totally Radical Muslim Zine!  
See call below, spread the word and get in touch if you need an extension on the deadline.  
xx, 
a TRM
FINAL CALL OUT! 
Totally Radical Muslims Volume 3 – Call for Submissions! 

Hubb: Queer Muslim Love Stories

For volume three of the Totally Radical Muslim Zine, we’re exploring love, lust, trust and vulnerability.

The Totally Radical Muslim Zine is about telling our stories and reclaiming our truths. This project is about resisting Islamophobia, homophobia, imperialism and so many more systems of oppression, and we’re tackling that racist bullshit, one love story at a time! By telling our stories, with all their edges, contradictions, beauties and gems – we are taking back the power to create our narratives and imagine another present, and another history.

For Volume 3, we are seeking submissions that share experiences on: falling in love, falling out of love, finding queer love, feeling loved by family, erotica, heartache, loneliness, critical thoughts on relationships, friendship, platonic love, and stories on self-love.

Tell us about the ways you’ve opened and closed your heart. Count the times you’ve heard it break. Describe the love you’ve asked for, prayed for, waited for, cherished, embraced, feared, denied, chased, flirted with or fled. Name the feelings that visit you by night. Send us your love letters. Talk dirty to us.

Submission invited from all self-identified Muslims – queer, trans, straight, questioning, and more… We especially welcome submissions from voices often left out of Muslim discourse: queer and trans, black, youth, disabled, Shia, Ahmadi, poor, working class, folks incarcerated and recently released.

Formats: written, drawing, photography, video.

Deadline: Thursday May 1, 2014 (goal is to print for the Hot Summer of 2014).  

Send submissions to 

islamophobia.zine@gmail.com or mail to 

P.O. Box 29843 Oakland CA 94604

More Info at www.TotallyRadicalMuslims.com

 Expectations we have and values we want upheld in submissions: 

  • intersectional and anti-oppression lens (this is not the time to play oppression olympics, folks) 
  • speak your truths, take care of your safety, be creative (pseudo names are useful, if needed) 
  • work towards community building and breaking isolation
  • our stories are penned within a context of islamophobia - air your laundry, and be mindful of how the piece will be read 
  • islamophobia falls within a continuum of oppression, honor the histories of other oppressed peoples

Specifics

We do not edit your work.  This is our commitment to honoring individual voice and storytelling.  We are however, discerning in maintaining a political frame and may decide that your piece does not fit within our projects vision and intent.  
* all submissions must be UNDER 800 words 
* blog posts can be audio/video files (talk to us about your idea before submitting)

Can’t wait to add this to the archive!

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our goals for 2014. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your gift. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

We are rebooting our org structure and operations in 2014 and will be transparent about that process. Stay tuned.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

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"I am too far in the future to worry about people who tried to destroy me. I’m going to let them destroy themselves."

— CeCe McDonald / April 22, 2014 / The New School (via queerlibido)

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yourlittlebear:

Mapei | “Don’t Wait

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sexual orientation:

down for whatever

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Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro

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manhood:

FKA Twigs is so amazing but why does she have the worst artist name of all time

cuz she can

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I promise I can grow tall
When making love is free

(Source: f-k-a-twigs)

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metrobulotdodo:

Comme des Garcons AW 2009 Wonderland coat and tights

Ann Demeulemeester Patti Smith beaded poetry tank

Miu Miu 1996 Platform Heels

MBD

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"I never quarrel with the people the people I’m screwing are screwing. Or were screwing. I make a point of being on the best terms possible. Even if you have a knack for it, sometimes it takes a lot of work. But the trouble you avoid—is not to be believed!"

— some words of advice from
pg 586 Lanya, Dhalgren, Samuel Delany (via abigail-nicole)

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A banner I designed for Slut Island

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A banner I designed for Slut Island

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voyboyfanclub:

so TERF was a term that was obviously coined by trans women and a lot of people know it as meaning “trans exclusionary radical feminist” (and i did too until just recently) but it originally stood for “trans exterminatory radical feminist” and TERFs changed the meaning of it to make it sound less horrible

so in case you needed more reason to hate TERFs there you go have some blatant silencing of trans women

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