Install Theme

tinyspiritz:

As QZAP notes on their website, “people of color started the radical queer revolution and kick started the queer zine scene.” There are many QTPOC zines on qzap.org, nearly a hundred at Barnard and thousands more out there in the world; and thousands more out there in the world; this list is not meant to represent all zines created by QTPOC. Use it as a rabbit hole of sorts on your path toward discovering more queer zines by people of color.

odera:

FEM4FEM //Issue 01: Boys In Crop Tops

Introducing FEM4FEM, a magazine that celebrates all that is transformative, magical, intersectional, and queer. FEM4FEM is the result of one too many wonderful conversations, dialogues, imagined narratives, and self-prophesied alternate timelines between chungsun and odera. FEM4FEM is a restorative elixir; for when sailor moon transformations aren’t working like they used to; when the patriarchy has got you down; or when you think you can’t balance being a radical queer cutie with body rolling to 90s jams while eating too many slices of pizza (hint: you are queer and limitless, you can do all these things and more).

And what better way to kick off FEM4FEM than to celebrate the rebounding trend/act of resistance: the crop top. So everyone go out and prep your body (eating a burrito is my personal favorite) and dawn your favorite crop top.

XO,

Odera

——————————————

Other boring artist’s notes: After redesigning all of those Sailor Scouts, I have been looking for new ways to experiment with materials and subject matter. Typically I only inject a very specific portion of my persona into my illustrations (the fantasy aspect that loves mythology + folklore + magical girl/diva tropes). So I am excited to explore content that is more contemporary and inspired by my humor, sexuality, daily living, etc (essentially the side that my friends are more likely to see before I get into my head and think “-afrocentric mythological goddesses at the dreaded gateway swallowing the souls, dreams, and nightmares of spiritchildren at the crossroads WITH SPARKLES AND SWORDS! Like a miyazaki film meets Zap Mama meets octavia butler!!!-.

It’s also extremely refreshing to pull out my yummy series 7 windsor newton brushes and use real ink! I used to be so terrified of ink, but ink has the TripleF/FFF as I like to say: Form, Fluidity, and Freedom.  So this is my first attempt at a “finished”/refined illustration without emulating intensive painting techniques.

… .also this isn’t a real magazine (but who know where this project will lead me)

(Source: odera-igbokwe.com)

MEET HARRIET’S APOTHECARY VILLAGE OF HEALERS : REGINA ROCKE

Regina Rocke is from a small town in Texas and has lived in NYC since 2004. She grew up dancing and received both a BFA and MFA in dance/performance. She has been practicing Reiki since 2011 and graduated from the Kriaplu School of Yoga and Ayurveda as a certified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Consultant in 2014. When not practicing holistic health she enjoys dabbling in astrology, doing tarot card readings and obsessing over Harry Potter.

Regina will be offering Ayurvedic Health Management, consultations that focus on optimizing physical, mental, and spiritual health from an Ayurvedic perspective.

 

Will you be at the village? https://www.facebook.com/events/300090096821750/?fref=ts

MEET HARRIET’S APOTHECARY VILLAGE OF HEALERS : JASMINE BUREMS

Jasmine Burems is an herbalist, healer, doula and founder of HONEY & GOLD. After studying for years with various healers including a Naturopathic OB/GYN, Master Herbalists, a Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Therapist, Shamans, Midwives, Master Doulas, a Sacred SexualityTaoists Master & a Tantrika, her studies culminate in Wellness and Pleasure products, services and experiences expressed through HONEY & GOLD.

Jasmine will be offering:
- Three new formulas for REMOVING BLOCKAGES, ACTIVATING SENSUAL RESPONSE AND SENSITIVITY and ahMMMazing SLEEP

-HONEY & GOLD Lip Elixirs (100% edible lip treatments inspired by homeopathic pellets)

-Intuitive Crystal Pendulum Readings (this technique employs a rose quartz crystal for a divination of the elemental energy in the body deciphered through the meridians ( energy channels) running through the hands and fingers. The pendulum reading reveals plant medicines and self care rituals to balance and enhance each element in the body)

-Sound Healing

-Loose Bulk herbs

WILL YOU BE AT THE VILLAGE ?https://www.facebook.com/events/300090096821750/?fref=ts

MEET HARRIET’S APOTHECARY VILLAGE OF HEALERS ::: TAJA LINDLEY

Taja Lindley is a courageous truth-telling creatress. An unapologetically proud Black queer femme feminist woman. Daughter of a single mother. Eldest of three sisters. Committed to the wellness, creativity and reproductive justice of women and girls of color. She is a full-spectrum doula, artist, Founder of Colored Girls Hustle, LLC and a Reiki healer.

She is committed to providing affordable Reiki healing so that our communities can access the healing they desire and deserve.

about Reiki: Reiki is an energetic healing practice channeling and directing energy through touch to activate the natural healing processes of the body and restores well-being. Reiki energy healing sessions can help (re)move/clear energetic blockages. Sessions are offered in increments of 5 minutes with longer sessions available. In sessions that last 5 minutes to 15 minutes, we will focus the healing based on client needs/desires and healer intuition. Sessions that are longer than 15 minutes are opportunities for more in-depth and/or whole body healing work.

WILL YOU BE AT THE VILLAGE: https://www.facebook.com/events/300090096821750/

THE HEALERS ARE BAAAAACK !!!!! 

Come join us for the Summer Edition of BeatBox Botanicals, Harriet’s Apothecary, a village of Black Women, Queer and trans healers coming together to nurture and cultivate your body’s intuitive wisdom. Come receive sliding scale, body affirming, love-drenched potions, prescriptions, and customized services to restore and expand your body’s abilities to heal and to love.

The intention of Harriet’s Apothecary is to continue the rich healing legacy of Harriet Tubman. We intend to expand access to health and healing resources that support POC Women, Queer and Trans folks in their healing journeys and connect individuals and communities to accessible self and community based resources that are rooted in the wisdom of our bodies, our ancestors and our plant families.

This is an intentional space for self-identified POC/Indigenous/Mixed race Women, Queer and Trans folk and the allies that love them.

https://www.facebook.com/events/300090096821750/

https://www.facebook.com/events/440047986128870/

Family come join us for the 1st Inaugural event of BeatBox Botanicals, Harriet’s Apothecary, a village of Black Women, Queer and trans healers coming together to nurture and cultivate your body’s intuitive wisdom. Come receive sliding scale, body affirming, love-drenched potions, prescriptions, and customized services to restore and expand your body’s abilities to heal and to love.

The intention of Harriet’s Apothecary is to continue the rich healing legacy of Harriet Tubman. We intend to expand access to health and healing resources that support POC Women, Queer and Trans folks in their healing journeys and connect individuals and communities to accessible self and community based resources that are rooted in the wisdom of our bodies, our ancestors and our plant families.

This is an intentional space for self-identified POC/Indigenous/Mixed race Women, Queer and Trans folk and the allies that love them.
 
WHAT ELSE IS GOING DOWN BESIDES SLIDING SCALE HEALING SERVICES ON APRIL 6
  • DIY Healing LAB stations-where you can learn how to make your own medicine
  • Self care/community care lending library
  • A “Speak your Truth” healing tent
  • A community apothecary where folks can purchase sliding scale love medicine handmade by healers
  • Sound healing performances
 
*FREE ENTRY
*SLIDING  SCALE HEALNG OFERINGS
 
Sunday, April 6
12pm-7pm
Black Women’s Blueprint, 279 Empire Boulevard

TO RSVP email beatboxbotanicals@gmail.com and REGISTER BELOW
 
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14PFqX2U7GcN4cZMl78ooY4TjK-dGtMLbHU2RP0Oy3TE/

HEALERS INCLUDE::
Adaku Utah
Beatrice Anderson
Jasmine Burems
Naima Penniman
Taja Lindley
Sherley Accime
Dimitrea Tokumbo
Che Rene Long
Sokhna Mabin
Tonya Abernathy
Khane Khutzwell
& MORE

HEALING OFFERINGS INCLUDE::
Herbalism
Thai Yoga Massage
Reiki
Nutritional Counseling
Somatics Healing
Sacred Divination Face Painting
Healing Haircutz
Mindfulness meditation
Acupuncture
& MORE

fuckyeahselfcare:

burndowntheinternet:

source for this? credit? i really wanna know.

This is fucking incredible!!!

(Source: dreemmachine)

billierain:

“More and more people are coming out about having chemical sensitivities, or what some folks refer to as chemical injury. There are many of your friends who have asthma, have MCS, have been through chemo, etc, who don’t mention it cause they don’t feel entitled or want to get in a fight, but if you cut down on scents, they will be really happy. A lot of people are chemically injured through doing industrial labor- cleaning houses, using or being exposed to pesticides as farmworkers, and growing up in neighborhoods with a lot of industrial pollution. Chemical sensitivity is a POC issue.”

MCS awareness month is coming to an end, along with more bad news of who has died and who has decided that using scents is more important than letting people like me attend their conferences/events/classes/parties. hey, whatever. i’m not asking folks to “think about” those of us you hurt and exclude by using your scented toxic crap. i’m letting you know that you are contributing to our isolation, sickness and ultimately death: from complications of our bodies not being able to tolerate ‘normal” toxic exposures and by suicide when we cannot tolerate the loneliness and rejection anymore.

if you don’t want to deal with it, don’t. we are too sick to fight you.

(via fuckyeahselfcare)

poczineproject:

Here’s are just a few zines listed in this amazing roundup of resources:

  • Mindful Occupation: Rising Up Without Burning Out
    This booklet focuses on radical mental health, the #occupy movement, and mental and emotional support for people in action/protest/occupation situations.
  • Supporting a Survivor of Sexual Assault
    An incredible zine for folks who are supporting survivors! created by UBUNTU. UBUNTU is a Durham-based movement, led by women of color and survivors of sexual assault, dedicated to creating a world without sexual violence. We are transforming the pain and rage of lived and relived victimization in our community into healing, connection, and leadership by embodying and demanding democratic community accountability, and creative social change. A sustaining, transformative love is the center of our work and the model of our movement.
  • An Activists Guide To First Aid by Black Cross First AID Health Collective
    “We believe that health care is political. The kind of care we do or don’t receive, where and how we receive, that care, who provides that care, who has access to training to provide care, and what kinds of trainings are smiled or frowned upon, all involve inherently political issues. We believe the system needs to be changed…the health care system right along with others. We’ve put this zine together mostly to go along with a first aid training. While doing the trainings we realized there was way more to say about first aid than we would have time to say it in. So we thought a little reading would maybe be helpful to y’all”
  • Path to Intimacy 1: Finding & Sharing Yourself in the Context of Your Relationships & Path to Intimacy 2: Conflict Resolution in the Context of Your Relations
    This zine explores how to connect with ourselves and our partners intentionally and authentically and how to deal with conflicts within relationships.

To get the full list, visit soularbliss.com. Each of the zines are downloadable and free <3

About SouLar Bliss creator, Adaku Utah:

Adaku Utah is an activist, healer, teacher and performance artist committed to nurturing authentic expression within people and transformative and healing community spaces.

She is a proud social justice co-consirator, committed love warrior and ever-evolving mover and shaker.

She is the founder of SouLar Bliss (www.soularbliss.com), a collective space to share, create, discuss recipes, remedies, rituals and resources to healing ourselves and communities whole.

Adaku has worked as the Social Change Initiatives Coordinator at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH), where she led ICAH in planning and implementing youth-adult partnership practices and coordinated state-wide sex education school board organizing initiatives.

She has also worked with Depaul University at the Center for Interreligious Engagement to organize events that promote mutual understanding between individuals and communities of different religions and with the Women and Gender Studies department to co-chair planning of Creating Solidarity, a conference designed to explore coalition building and consciousness across race, class, gender, and sexuality.

She currently works with Project SAFE as a project facilitator, training and supporting youth and adults in educating and organizing around sexual health and reproductive justice issues.

She is a recent recipient of the 2012 Sexuality Leadership Development Fellowship with the Africa Regional Sexuality Resource Centre in Lagos, Nigeria and is also a recent recipient of the Center for Whole Communities 2012 Whole Thinking Fellowship Award and a Featured Nominee for Girl Tank and MTV Voices 2012 10,000 Names in 100 Days.

She has been awarded the Chicago Foundation for Women’s Jessica Eve Patt Award, spending a year working with the foundation to organize capacity building programs for grantees and coordinate executive director roundtables.

Adaku has facilitated and co-chaired planning and implementation of numerous workshops, curriculums and conferences, including BE Change, Action Out Loud, The Revolution Starts With Me, Sustaining Ourselves; Sustaining Our Communities and Transformative Justice teach-in.

She has also performed and presented at numerous conferences including, Let’s Talk About Sex, Education for Liberation, and From Abortion Rights to Social Justice.

Adaku has served as Board Member of the Women and Girls Collective Action Network, the Founding Steering committee member and board member of the Chicago Freedom School, founding member of Females United for Action, Advocates for Youth‘s Young Women of Color Leadership council member, New Leaders Networking Initiative member and Sistersong NYC member Her social justice work is coupled with her inspiring performance art.

Her artistry is inspired by love, constructive rage, storytellers, acts of resistance, healing, nature, Nigeria and bridge building. She has performed at numerous venues nationally and internationally, including the Oprah Show, The American Dance Festival, Dance Theatre Workshop, Harlem Stage, FuseBox Festival, APAP conference, Arsht Center, Taste of Chicago and shared the stage with the likes of Black Eyed Peas, Oprah, Ne-yo, Meshell Ndegeocello.

She currently dances and teaches with award winning, critically acclaimed DecaDance Theatre…and collaborates with Faye Driscoll’s Modern Dance Group, Organic Magnetics, Motion Sickness, and Karma Mayet’s Indigo Blue’s Opera. In 2010 she premiered her first solo piece, Bringing Back Home, an exploration of love within her relationship with her mother as an out queer Nigerian woman.

She is currently expanding this work and plans to debut it 2012 in her hometown, Nigeria coupled with dialogues with mothers and daughters around sexuality, sexual health, motherhood and love. Adaku is committed to holding intentional space for people to authentically express and heal themselves.

She is currently training to be a wholistic herbalist and is a certified Re-evaluation counselor, Rape Victim Crisis Counselor, and HIV/AIDS testing counselor.

She has created and facilitated workshops around vision mapping, life mapping, dance as prayer, hip hop yoga, effective youth adult partnership, sex positive practices, reproductive justice, self care/love practices, intentional self and community care, meditative movement.

Her biggest goal in life is to live love in its fullest expression. She is a constant work in progress, striving for the highest good in herself and in others.

For workshop and performance inquiries, contact soularbliss@gmail.com.

So basically, she’s a bawse and we’re so happy that she is in the world, making change <3

——

Point of awareness: The BrownGrrlz Project

(via shawtygotskillz)

mokarnage:

cureformadness:

I could live like this

Maybe, one day, I can get a school bus?

(Source: kitschyliving)

ialwaysascend:

I need to follow this advice

(Source: kushandwizdom)

"

Some women wait for themselves
Around the next corner
And call the empty spot peace
But the opposite of living
Is only not living
And the stars do not care.

Some women wait for something
To change and nothing
Does change
So they change

Themselves.

"

- Audre Lorde (via jadalyric)

(via genderfuckher)

fuckyeahbodypositivity:

Happy Trans* Awareness week everyone!

I am wishing my trans*, genderqueer, and non-binary followers safe spaces which foster self-care, loved ones to lean on, access to any medical intervention you need to feel safe in your body, the ability to cope with dysphoria, and time in your week to seek after emotional well-being.

(Source: ourvoltage, via buddhabrot)