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we are now taking submissions for issue 5!

classic zine style, b&w photocopied A5

poetry, politics, creative non/fiction, rants, apologies, love letters, interviews, illustration, collage, photography, personal essays ~ bein a woman summer 2014

each issue really is shaped by the submissions we receive, please send the weirdest + best shit you got to thechapess@gmail.com

There’s gonna be a launch for this issue in Manchester with the lovely folks from the Salford Zine Library too! (exact date tba)

sorryexcuseforsorry:

coming soon! this is my longest/biggest e-book project yet!

HEROINE-FEST

I’m going to be at Heroine Fest in Chavasse Park, Liverpool on Sunday 27th July with copies of our current issue, badges, posters and actual paper copies of Sara Sutterlin's poetry anthology WHAT KIND OF TROUBLE?

From 12pm there will be creative workshops, talks, stalls, plus an after-party in the evening with live music; including Lady parts theatre, Chella Quint, Queen of the Track and Sarah Thomasin!

In true Heroine Zine style, it’s 100% run by us gals AND hiring women artists and performers. It’s supported by Flux Liverpool and absolutely FREE!

brujacore:

I’m really excited about women employing DIY and feminist ethics in hip hop right now. Like punk is def still a thing in my heart but it does not hold a monopoly on DIY culture. I gotta give it up for the young women making beats at home, talking about feminism on their online radio shows and taking over stages in cat ears with their friends. Cheers to barftroop and princessnokia and trillwavefeminism for inspiring me this week.

alice-bag:

"Sometimes as we mature, we put aside our childhood dreams or passions in order to build a more stable, conventional life. We naturally seek comfort, whether it’s financial, emotional, whatever. I’m against compromise in just about any form and I’d resist giving up anything that was important to me in order to live in a more comfortable way." ~ Alice Bag, interview with Brandeis University The Justice. 
Photo by @JennileeMarigomen for Zero 1 Magazine.

alice-bag:

"Sometimes as we mature, we put aside our childhood dreams or passions in order to build a more stable, conventional life. We naturally seek comfort, whether it’s financial, emotional, whatever. I’m against compromise in just about any form and I’d resist giving up anything that was important to me in order to live in a more comfortable way." ~ Alice Bag, interview with Brandeis University The Justice. 

Photo by @JennileeMarigomen for Zero 1 Magazine.

whos-afraid-of-postblack-art:

"As a black artist, the expectation of what you should be doing is always programmed for you regardless. There is a tendency to try to cubbyhole you that exists across the board in the art world… I’ve always done exactly what I wanted to do, regardless of what was out there. I just stuck to that principle and I’m a much happier person as a result. And I can’t imagine trying to satisfy any particular audience”
Lorna Simpson, Waterbearer, 1986
gelatin silver print, vinyl lettering
durgapolashi:

LaCava interviews Zambreno
sealfie:

myheadisloud:

c-ornsilk:


Women boxing on a roof, circa 1930s

THIS IS LITERALLY THE RADDEST PHOTO I’VE EVER SEEN
LIKE SHIT
ARE YOU KIDDING

can we talk about those cute as heck outfits though

They LOOK SO CLASSY AND AMAZING

Poets need to recognize that they aren’t gods, but that they need the power and importance of gods to get their messages across. I think that if you aren’t important to yourself, you will never be important to anyone else.

dwnsy:

Frida Kahlo (1907.07.06-1954.07.13)

I’ve got a
lot of good
ideas but not
one that
will get me
through
August.

— Eileen Myles

We have less to lose and more to gain than white women. We are more likely to be unemployed, are more likely to go to prison, and struggle to see truthful reflections of ourselves on screen and in print. If we soothe men with one hand and fix our hair with the other, like popular exclusionary feminism tells us to, then which fist is left to smash the system that chokes us? There is no room in the language of liberal feminism and its conservatism for the blood and bile that is spilt from those of us who stray from the normative. In fact we, as brown women, as angry women, as women loving women are admonished by our smoother, safer, softer sisters for holding the fight back with the suffocating scent of our lavender menace and the stings of our fists.