I sit down with fellow writer Carina Julig to learn about her time with the journal and what lesbian art means today. Julig is a lesbian journalist whose work touches on the intersections of queerness, capitalism, politics, and trans masculine identities. Featured on Slate, Al-Jazeera, and them., among others, Julig has a keen instinct for the impacts of lesbian culture on the mainstream and vice versa.
“Queer people have long held complex social and temporal relationships to time, history and memory. Now, we can keep track of them.”
What does it mean to come of age as a 20-something queer person with no money, no resources, and no illusions about respectability? Black Wave is one of several recent books—including Andrea Lawlor’s Paul Takes the Form of a Mortal Girl (2017), Ariel Gore’s We Were Witches (2017) and Chelsey Johnson’s Stray City (2018)—that seek to answer this question, and each author insists that queer self-actualization requires a radically different approach to adulthood.
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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about the artist
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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“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.
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.