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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS:
MAKING NEW MAPS is a compilation zine about reconsidering or stopping the current or future course of social and/or medical gender transition for any reason. This zine is for binary & non-binary transgender, transsexual, genderqueer, questioning, intersex, and other folks who are at any stage of social or medical transition.
Here are some ideas to get your thoughts flowing:
~ hierarchy of trans*ness; moving beyond the dominant narratives & images of trans* experiences & identities, gender expressions, transition paths, etc.
~ misogyny, transmisogyny, and/or anti-femininity in trans* and genderqueer spaces & communities (and in cis gay/lesbian/queer spaces & communities).
~ gender & body autonomy (or lackthereof) and intersex, trans*, and genderqueer people
~ the Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM, “Bible of psychiatry”), WPATH/Harry Benjamin Society, and the pathologization of trans* and intersex people
~ language, pronouns
~ transitioning and classism, racism, dis/ability, medical status, mental health status, ageism, etc.; pressure to transition
~ medically transitioning via underground hormones & surgery; holistic/alternative transitioning
~ gender policing, gender essentialism, gender stereotyping
~ non-binary gender identities & gender expressions and transition therapy; transitioning (medically and/or socially) as a non-binary-gendered persyn
~ moving beyond dominant images & narrative of “genderqueer”; the genderqueer community (is there one?)
~ stopping transitioning (voluntarily or involuntarily) socially and/or medically; lack of information about & support of stopping medical transition in trans* spaces & communities;
~ shifting gender identity and/or expression before, during or after social or medical transition
~ coming out vs not coming out
~ navigating gendered spaces (bathrooms, etc.) as a binary or non-binary trans*, intersex, genderqueer, etc., person
Essays, poems, rants, etc. all welcome but no erotica, please – I want this zine to be accessible to kids & teens as well as adults! (And obviously no racism/xenophobia, classism, ableism, transphobia, transmisogyny or misogyny or sexism, homo/queerphobia, ageism, etc.!) Please feel free to submit anonymously, using a pseudonym, or using a nickname if you like.
Maximum of 3 pages single-spaced per submission, please! Typed or handwritten.
Artwork (drawings, photos, collages, etc.) totally welcome & appreciated! 1-2 pieces per submission!
DEADLINE: June 30, 2012
Send submissions to Jordan at pansycoredistro(at)gmail(dot)com
P.O. Box 10752
Takoma Park, MD 20912