…but I felt compelled to point out that I’m really quite proud of my own submission to Joe’s and my Trans Post Statement Project
So I’ve been working on drawing naked men for a trans-male zine called DUDE. So y’all should know that turning off the “safe search” on yahoo image search and searching for jock straps is not a good idea. Unless you really enjoy penises squished into mesh jockstraps. I’m just sayin’
My comics are gonna be featured in it, plus the cover is a picture by me, so you should totally get it when it comes out.
PLUS: They’re still after submissions, so clicky click if you want more info or wanna get involved.
Joe and I have launched a community art project on Tumblr! The idea for this originally stemmed from Joe’s thesis and was just transmasculine in New Zealand based – but we decided to expand it out to have ANY one who has ANY statement on how they feel about their gender; transwomen, transmen, genderqueers, drag performers, cis, etc. etc.
We felt like while Joe has to limit his thesis (based on time constraints and word limits) we didn’t have to limit this particular project in the same way.
We’re basically keen to show off your stuff! Postcards can be any size/shape/format -it’d be great if they had a visual element to it, but if you don’t wanna that’s cool too – it’s just any statement you wanna share that describes or relates to your gender/sex/identity/etc. It can be anything about being a gendered/non-gendered human in the world.
So, currently, there are no set limits for the submissions, (provided they are not sexist, racist, homophobic or transphobic) I think we’re just keen to see what art is produced.
One note tho, if you’re transmasculine/GQ and from NZ, could you leave us a little note so Joe knows if he can contact you about using the art in his thesis…
Again, the link: www.transpoststatement.tumblr.com
I keep forgetting to put up my post about Ryan Scott Kennedy’s F2M: The Boy Within. Ryan’s an FTM Australian/Kiwi fella (like me!) who cowrote the book with Hazel Edwards. It’s the story of punk rock dude discovering himself and negotiating transitioning with family, friends and the medical system. It’s so exciting to have a book aimed at young adults (and accessible across many ages) that tells one of our communities stories. I thoroughly enjoyed the book, it was funny, sweet, real, and allowed for multiple perspectives. I really enjoyed how the book allowed for characters in the book to take a while to adjust to Finn’s transition without being demonized, and I think this book would be a really helpful resource to give to people supporting trans friends and whanau… in fact, I think I’m gonna buy it for my mum to read