Love & Rockets - Art by Los Bros. Hernandez
would like to be here, thx.
MIXD ZINE: call for submissions!
Call for submissions for MIXD compilation zine!
Showcasing writing and art by and for mixed-race folks, the idea of MIXD was born out of conversations and dialogues with other non-white people and my own questions and understandings of mixed-race experience, embodiment, and identity.
The goal of the zine project is to open up another space for mixed-race non-white people to write, to connect, to (un)learn, to heal, and to empower and challenge each other in conversations about what collective liberation could look like and mean.
∆ ∆ ∆ Submission Criteria ∆ ∆ ∆:
** Deadline for submissions: May 15th! **
- Writing content can take on various forms – personal writing, essays, academic-based research, poetry, etc.- and art submissions are also encouraged!
- The zine will be printed in black and white and likely half-size (8.5 x 11inches folded), so keep that in mind in terms of submitting content
- No word limit // Feel free to submit multiple things
- Anti-oppression and an intersectional analysis are bases for the project – I’ll be in touch with you if there are any questions or concerns that come up while reviewing submitted content and we can talk it out(!)
- compilation and printing will take place in Montreal – if you submit, you’ll be sent a copy! There will also be updates when the zine is finished – get in touch if you’d like to get (multiple) copies to distro / share / read, whatever.
** - email submissions to MIXDZINE@GMAIL.COM by May 15th! **
Some ideas / prompts for submissions:
”mixed”: what does it mean? for you(r understanding of yourself) / in your life / interactions / relationships? • owning difficult, complicated, or at-odds parts of ourselves • the body as site(s) of conflict and violence • (current) colonial histories and decolonization • liminality, racial ‘ambiguity’ and navigating spaces, relationships, and interactions • the idea of ‘community’ and belonging • diaspora • re-learning / discovering family, (hi)stories, lineages,and cultures • mixed-race identity and it’s intersections with queerness, transness, class, disability, and other identities and experiences • the limits and potentials of ideas of ‘community’, ‘POC’, and ‘mixed’ identity markers and frameworks • racial hierarchization within non-white and mixed people and differences in experience and oppression • acting in solidarity • fighting the erasure and perpetuation of anti-blackness and colonial violence towards indigenous folks ‘out there’ and within non-white spaces and relationships • for mixed-white folks: what space(s) does whiteness occupy? - in yourself, in relation to your other racial identities and histories, in POC/mixed/non-white spaces and struggles? what oppressive dynamics inherent in whiteness (and white supremacy) have you learned to unlearn, to mitigate, to destroy? how?
♡ PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REBLOG AND SHARE WITH [OTHER] MIXED FOLX! ♡
This project is entirely submission-based, so the more content received and folks told, the better!
Hey this looks awesome but I just want to make sure of something because of the language you used (mixed race non-white people): Is this open to mixed race people who are mixed with white? Thanks.
oops, yeah, totally fair! it is open to mixed-white folks (like me, ha)
sorry that was unclear!
This looks really great—gonna try to stay accountable to myself and post this so I can try to write something
this interview always makes me want to make a music video. this video always makes me feel like maybe we’re all doing something we really love and you’ll always compare yourself to everyone else, until you’re not doing it anymore. but what you’re doing right now is maybe some of the best things you’re going to do, until you start another adventure.
this makes me feel good
There’s actually a select few amazing ppl I’ve met in the past year that I can’t think of life without them. The next few posts I will endeavor to not be so bummed on everything.
lol part of my problem is that within all of the legitimate and meaningful considerations about this decision i have so many thoughts that don’t really make sense. like leftover teenage liberation handbook feelings/vague shame that i am not like, too busy building cob houses or doing…
Noah wrote: “
it’s also really hard for me to think about the future/jobs i want/how to ethically exist within the current world without ultimately concluding that i should probably just kill myself.”
I feel like this all the time, like A L L T H E T I M E . Feels like moving in slow motion all the time and not being able to focus when you need to and all of us are just getting older or giving up. This is a really depressing post, but also true. I try to focus on things and people that make me happy, but it’s also really hard to not feel mixed up and dumb inside. It’s hard not to just want to drop out of life. And then you feel dumb because wasn’t this feeling supposed to go away in high school?
It’s been a rare thing to meet someone new who seems great and not find out some horrible shit about them. And it just makes you feel disheartened and like what’s the point of meeting anyone new anyway.
ESG (Emerald, Sapphire and Gold) are a band from the South Bronx, New York, U.S.. The band originally consisted of sisters Maria Scroggins (congas, vocals), Renee Scroggins (vocals), and Valerie Scroggins (drums), and friends David Miles (guitar) and Leroy Glover (bass). A later incarnation of the band consisted of Deborah Scroggins, Maria Scroggins (congas, vocals), Renee Scroggins (guitar, vocals), and Valerie Scroggins (drums). ESG have been influential in a wide range of musical genres, including hip hop, post punk, disco, and dance-punk.
Leave home. Miss home.
Getting extremely tired of reactionary white people forcing their opinions and perceptions of life on me. Even if you don’t realize it maybe saying/posting everything that comes to mind is boring, annoying and fucked up. There is so much space and so many words to say in this community, but your innate sense of entitlement to everything will always keep us on the outskirts. Always having to listen to bullshit. Lately I’ve been made to feel like I’m being to loud, feeling too much, getting too excited about things. Which is funny, because I don’t think I speak up enough sometimes or write about things that are important to me, like how growing between two worlds will always affect you or make you question your own sense of self/worth in a majority of spaces.
I AM NOT LIKE YOU. And I’m tired of internalizing the way you’d like me to be. Obviously this is not some blanket statement, but to specific people who enact this and those that don’t realize they do. Take a step and recognize that your privilege and lack of self analysis is choking us all.
Crabapple - He’s Not You (live at Rickshaw Stop)
camera by Screamqueens
truly we live in the digital age, this barely happened 6 hours ago
For the daytime crowd
This happened last night and was sorta nervewracking, but ultimately really amazing to play with 3 other bands full of people who I really care about and think are amazing. A buddy show even at a huge venue feels safe and great, which I don’t think I’ve felt in a long time. Also I’m stoked on new songs.