states of change engages with the messy, scary thoughts that bubble up about life in the anthropocene — a time of rapid changes and uncertain futures — from a leftist & loving, queer and utterly mad perspective.
this zine is about climate change and the ways we re/envision future. visual artist roman pace made this zine in the midst of a catastrophic red tide gripping the west coast of florida.
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roman pace is a non-binary, sapphic artist living in florida. they do collage, poetry, and photography to explore madness and queerness. connect with them on instagram @romanpacestaebler.
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Trauma and triumph have always been source material for queer performers. The difference now is that people with power are starting to pay attention: men, heterosexuals, cisgender people, white people—even the holy trinity of cishet white men. At the cutting edge of this cultural reckoning are comedians Hannah Gadsby, Tig Notaro, and Cameron Esposito. All three are masculine of center (MOC) lesbians, comedians, and survivors of sexual assault and/or abuse.
So why is it that there are not one, but three butchy lesbians talking about rape culture and being taken seriously at the same time? “Cuz you need a good role model, fellas,” quips Gadsby in Nanette.
Read the article in full at Jezebel
roman pace is a sapphic, non-binary artist living in the south. roman places their work within a collective conjuring of queer future. they use collage, photography, and craft to explore the relationship between madness and queerness. they are a co founding member of twiin flame art collective. reach out to them at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out their prints on instagram @romanpacestaebler.
enough with the dystopian futures by roman pace. collage. 2018.
fearless by roman pace. collage 2018.
on sapphic ground by roman pace. collage. 2018.
how far will you take it by roman pace. collage. 2018.
“Now and Then” is shamelessly soap, moving in for every queer person’s soft spot with heat-seeking precision: the homophobic parents, the shame, the emotional release of seeing accepted the little dyke we all root for. It seems like an important step for lesbian visibility in popular culture. So what’s the problem?
The problem is that tolerance is a trap, and the Visit Las Vegas Campaign wants to sell it to you.
Read the article at The Establishment.
In the 90s, a collective of Latina lesbians founded two radical, bilingual zines. They made culture, connected activists, and scared the sh*t out of the patriarchy.
Read the article at Autostraddle.