fuckyeahemanuelsurine:

Trigger warning: This post contains explicit language concerning sexual assault.

We grew up in the YCA community. We attended Louder Than a Bomb, Wordplay, and Check the Method. Our peers at YCA became some of our best friends, the adults became our mentors. YCA was a gathering space for…

Nepantla: A Journal Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color is an intentional community space. Our mission is to nurture, celebrate, and preserve diversity within the queer poetry community. Through this journal, we are attempting to center the lives and experiences of QPOC in contemporary America.”

Read the inaugural issue of Nepantla, curated by Christopher Soto in collaboration with The Lambda Literary Foundation.

"Places are shaped by the people who inhabit them, and some are the hearts that pump the blood through a city’s veins. Without them things would be gray and lifeless."

-Pati Hertling in a review of Edgewise: A Picture of Cookie Mueller, BOMB Magazine #129

"I’ve Got a Time Bomb is a trans punk road novel that is not for the faint of heart. It is not for the politically or grammatically correct. It is not a respectable trans book and that is a good thing. Too many books written by and about trans people seek to normalize trans lives, and are careful not to offend people within and outside of the community. Be forewarned, Lamb writes without inhibition, no matter how ugly or violent her truth is."

Read more at Lambda Literary.

theferocity:

I’m going to need to start dreaming bigger dreams.

Second to None: Queer and Trans Chicago Voices is now available online through 3rd Language’s zine distro.

Second to None is a collection of nonfiction writing including essays, interviews, and speeches that archive the lives of queer and trans artists, writers, and activists living in Chicago. The first issue features: Andre Perez, Alexis Martinez, NIC Kay, Amina Ross, Jackie Boyd, Jen Richards, Kiam Marcelo Junio, H. Melt, Joseph Varisco, Jakob VanLammeren, and art by Cristian Gorostieta.

Preview of my work in:

Mass & Matter
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash, 7th floor, Chicago, IL. 
August 25-November 1, 2014

Mixed-media works by Hannah Keene, H. Melt, Brit Parks, Alix Shaw, Danielle Susi, Nicholas Szczepanik, and Krissy Wilson. 

These works address the visuality—and often, physicality—of language as an artifact. Presented at eye-level, they provoke examination and revaluation of texts both authoritative and discarded.  

This show inaugurates Page Gallery, the SAIC Writing Department exhibition space. Co-curated by Denise Bennett and Krissy Wilson.

Preview of my work in:

Mass & Matter
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
37 S. Wabash, 7th floor, Chicago, IL.
August 25-November 1, 2014

Mixed-media works by Hannah Keene, H. Melt, Brit Parks, Alix Shaw, Danielle Susi, Nicholas Szczepanik, and Krissy Wilson.

These works address the visuality—and often, physicality—of language as an artifact. Presented at eye-level, they provoke examination and revaluation of texts both authoritative and discarded.

This show inaugurates Page Gallery, the SAIC Writing Department exhibition space. Co-curated by Denise Bennett and Krissy Wilson.

brentknepper:

It’s been an incredibly difficult five days with what’s happened in what I look at as my back yard. Last night watching the live feeds of what was happening in Ferguson, MO was absolutely unbelievable and I spent the entire night refreshing twitter feeling total shame and despair.

Today though, across the country there were little glimpses of light at this very dark tunnel. Being consumed by this level of anger feels exhausting, and take that with an incredibly huge grain of salt because that’s just what I with the privilege of being a white male am capable of feeling. I’m not capable of comprehending the real pain. At today’s NMOS14 demonstration in Chicago, an incredible number of people gathered on short notice. The assembly was peaceful. We listened to people express their hurt, their hope, their anger, and their drive to change things. Once my camera died (again, short notice on this rally), I biked straight to my computer to share the solidarity- if only here in Chicago.

I know this isn’t really the stuff I normally post on here, but I figure the one time I’m literally crying while taking pictures is probably a good time to post stuff. My gratitude goes to everyone organizing today, and not just here but everywhere.

this portrait of malcolm is especially powerful. it makes my heart heavy.

(via mint-julep-testosterone)