Trans healthcare

Trans Health

Mental Health

Sex Critical

Abuse and feeling ok about sex negativity

Limited Sexuality

  • Flying – Kate Millett

Against Normative

Against False Positive Essentialism

Against Uncritical Liberation of Desire (privileged lifestyle politics)

Towards a radical subjectivity

Sex Positive

Sex Negative

Sex Militant

Trans misc

not online

  • When Rabbit Howls, by the Troops For Truddi Chase.
  • Forge-Forward newsletter, Volume 7, Issue 2-3 – Mental Health

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Trans Healthcare

Project 76 #2 – The Politics of my body – in this zine i talk about my body. that means fat stuff, trans stuff, self mutilation, sexual abuse, body modification, s and m, cops, etc. some of the terms i use for my own body might offend you. but i am not talking about your body. it is mine, and my own to define how i please.


HotRodsA Health and Resource Guide

For Portland and Oregon for folks assigned a female sex at birth who have strayed from that path

 

Pathologize This 2

Welcome to edition 2 of Pathologize This!: A Mental Health Zine We are very excited about the fact that this zine is a serial! We think it’s important to talk about feelings, situations, diagnoses, medication, drugs, harm reduction techniques, ability and disability, intersections with other oppressions. Hopefully, doing this can be an important challenge to the stigma around talking about our mental health. We are committed to delivering honest, sensitive, intelligent, gutsy narratives about experience, emotions, and politics.

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some boys bleed

I made these postcards because I wanted to make art about intimate moments in one person’s trans/gender experience. they are not meant to homogenize or generalize trans/gender experiences. every transitino looks different, is different.
Camp Betty Program 2007

Mad Hatters’ Tea Party

(tea, cake and discussion)

Bring your most fabulous hat and come celebrate strength in the face of adversity, masticate some tasty vegan treats and join a discussion on Queerness and Madness! The stigma attached to mental illness means that disclosing you are or have ever been unwell can be a coming out of its own. With this in mind, what can the mental health movement learn from the queer movement? How are the two related? There are limited mental health services available to people who are not affluent, and medication is cheaper than talking therapy. When accessing what mental health services are available, GLBTIQ people and/or members of radical communities frequently have their identity and/or lifestyle targeted as the source of their distress. This is none too surprising considering the history of the mental health system being used to police deviance from social norms, with homosexuality listed as a mental illness in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual) until as recently as 1987, and Gender Identity Disorder and Transvestic Fetishism continuing to be classified. Having a supportive community is important in helping people defend their identity/ politics to themselves and to health care professionals when in a vulnerable situation. Spaces free 26 from stigma allow people to make positive decisions about their health and to fight for their rights. This workshop is about actively working to create/bolster such communities and spaces. (Food provided but bringing a plate to share much appreciated).

Contact: Nat

Trans Healthcare in Melbourne: Creative Solutions and Strategies

(A public thinkfest)

Hands up who thinks trans healthcare in Melbourne isn’t good enough? Surely the bad old days of gender variant people being labelled as having a disease are over… or are they? Why do our doctors ask us not to tell too many of our trans friends that they’re prescribing us hormones? Why are we forced to attend a 70’s-era gender dysphoria clinic, or outlay thousands of dollars for private psychiatric, surgical and endocrinological care? Why is it wrong that poor people come out the worst in this scenario? This think and talkfest starts from a premise that we need better healthcare for trans people, more community involvement in healthcare provision from transpeople rather than doctors and ‘experts’, and that this healthcare should be publicly funded. Here is a safe space for people to talk about their experiences finding treatment, what changes need to happen, and how best to work to change the system.

Everyone is welcome: transsexual, transgender, ftm, mtf, cross-dressers, genderqueer, non-trans or something else entirely.

Bring food and drink to share.

Contact: Az
 

Mental Health

 

ZINE Witch huntWitch Hunt

Addressing Mental Health and Confronting Sexual Assault in Activist Communities
By Annie Anxiety

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Cover of Mentally Ill zineMentally Ill

Sometimes Things Get Confusing When You’re Mentally Ill is a brief comix history of a revolutionary activist’s struggles with depression, PTSD, abuse, marriage and fatherhood, recovery and struggling to reclaim a sense of self. It’s cartoony but not light hearted. There is lots of potentially triggering stuff here. Consider yourself warned.

redguard@gmail.com

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Surviving Love A Mad Journey In Extreme Romances And Lovingness

A 19 page, short Zine covering personal experiences with my journey through trauma, madness and romance.

I wrote this because I need to put my emotions and confusions
and madness into words, or pictures, or forms, or thoughts, or ideas or… or…
or… Anything but in my head. Because I too often times find romance difficult
due to paranoia, manic episodes or complete loss of coherency and logic. And I
am hoping that in writing this that I am able to help myself, as well as others.

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multiplicityDyscalculia the social math of multiplicity

Throughout history and across many cultures, there have been various phenomena that fall under the umbrella of multiplicity: the experience of more than one self in one body. Modern psychiatry has pathologized this as Multiple Personality Disorder (now Dissociative Identity Disorder) but many multiples are now coming forward as healthy, functional groups of people who don’t seek a psychiatrist to “integrate” them.

This is a collection of short essays, poems, and doodles by our group, trying to explain our experiences and how other people have treated us when they discover our multiplicity. Topics include depersonalization, human rights, gender and sexuality issues, psychiatry, alienation, and struggling to learn how to co-operate as a collective when joined at the hip.

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transgressive abilityTransgressive Ability

The LGBT people with mental illness and other disabling disorders sometimes have to deal with the mental health system and still are rejected in some areas according to the type they have. This one is about the stigma we face in our day to day lives as anarchists and LGBT with different abilities and qualities. It is based on my view point as an anarchist transman with Asperger’s disorder and why I question the stigmas that occur in my life.

Any comments, questions, or suggestions

Email me at piratesphinx@riseup.net

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Sex Critical

Against uncritical liberation of desire (privileged hedonistic lifestyles)

Against Essentialism

Sex Positive

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Sex Militant

more than who fuckthis is about more than who we fuck (and who fucks us)

This zine was born out of one part desire for a writing project and one part desire for more writing to be out there about the place of personal relationships in the struggle (against authority, oppression, domination…). The things that destroy us aren’t just the cops and the prisons, but the models of relationships that are implicit, taken for granted and sap us of our ability to imagine something different. These writings, in different ways, attempt to lay out some glimpses into fights against the things the writers were taught about sex, love and close relationships

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more than who fuck 2This is about more than who we fuck (and who we don’t) #2 REAL

We said before that this zine was born partly out of our desire for more writing to be out there about the place of personal relationships in the struggle (against authority, oppression, domination, and all the bullshit). I think the same holds true this time around. We’re still fighting against all the things we’ve been taught about relationships, and we’re still figuring out hot to have radically different kinds of relationships than those we were taught to desire, and still figuring out how to bring politics into our relationships and relationships into our politics, and this zine is just a few people writing about that fight.

Please email us with thoughts, comments, etc.
morethanfckng@gmail.com

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dangerous spacesDANGEROUS SPACES: Violent Resistance, Self-Defense, and Insurrectional Struggle Against Gender

A collection of communiques and theory surrounding issues of women’s and queer violence, self-defense, and revenge.

Untorelli Press untorelli (at) riseup.net untorellipress.noblogs.org

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Toward The Queerest Insurrection

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Negative feminism, anti-social queer theory and the politics of hope

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‘Do We Scare Ya’ Cuz, We’re Not Afraid To Fuck’? Queer-feminist Punk Countercultures, Theory, Art and Action

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Enemies Rapists

Rapists, part 4 of the Enemies poster series from the Institute Experimental Freedom

From the opening paragraph:

THE RAPIST IS NOT A DEVIANT. RAPE IS THE NORM. RAPE IS NOT A CRIME OF PASSION; IT IS QUITE POSSIBLY PASSION’S FARTHEST OPPOSITE. PASSION’S CRIME PAR EXCELLENCE IS MURDER; WE MURDER FOR HATE OR FOR LOVE. MURDER IS AN ACT THAT VIOLATES “THE RIGHT TO LIFE” THAT IS PROMISED BY GOVERNMENTS; ITS LOGICAL CONCLUSION IS “PURE MURDER,” A VIOLENCE WITHOUT OBJECT. RAPE HAS ONLY ITS OBJECT. RAPE’S LOGICAL CONCUSSION IS “PURE DISTANCE.” THE RAPIST DOES NOT HATE OR LOVE ITS OBJECT; THE RAPIST ONLY FEELS DISTANCE. AT LEAST PERVERTS HAVE THEIR IMAGINATION TO FEEL AT HOME WITH. RAPISTS ARE ALONE EVEN WHEN THEY ARE WITH THEIR THOUGHT. THEY ARE THE SADDEST CREATURES TO WALK THIS EARTH.

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Delete me, I’m so ugly | New text on Madness & Despair

Forty years ago, the Socialist Patients Collective, embarked on a project to turn illness into a weapon. To hold on to the fear and paranoia that dresses our despair in its most vibrant colors; to claim that experience as valid, and as the very condition on which modern capitalism reduces sense, claim bodies as its subjects, and functions to generalize alienation. The gun followed shortly.

Three stories separated by almost a century links the terror of woman. In Daldry’s The Hours, Mrs. Dalloway lives and continues to reveal the tragedy of our world. There is nothing comforting that calls on the bodies marked dysfunctional to restrict their desire toward death. The body wants to fall, to submerge, to cough, to inhale the dark liquid and dissolve.

The house wife goes on strike, alone, acting as does the marginal factory or service worker. Stealing no longer keeps despair at bay; cheating can’t bring back the years of doomed performances ahead. The future is always bleak. Addiction, a slow death. She drowns her children, she murders herself. She interrupts, in the most grotesque and elementary form, reproduction, and she assaults the meaning of this world. Minus one.

Madness, addiction, dysfunctional positionalities. I am terrified by the pen mark of the doctor, and of the indifference afforded to me by the consciously depressed. I want to make sense of it, but I can’t. My texts, my speech, constantly acquiesce to the demand for rational discourse, molds into another author-function—disciplining her, and making room for me, and repeating the operation that gives encouragement to others who want to play with power. My experience drifting through twelve step programs will always remind me of a sense that there are those who want to hurt us, and then repair us. Who want to manage our despair, and reproduce the addicted-rock-bottom-body, the broken-mad-body, as a petri dish on which to make a different functional subject. While it’s important not to equate madness with addiction, the scandal of these dysfunctional subjects is nevertheless similar. The sadness provoked by the realization that these experiences find analogous homes in what could be called an emotional commons requires unblinking eyes, and, in the days we can get out of bed, collective self-organization of care. Should it surprise anyone that this “care” has come and will come again in the form of “force?” We chose to publish Delete Me, I’m so Ugly in order to contribute to a reading of our times through the lens of despair, to hone in on the intelligence of madness, and to continue to ask “Of what does our congregation consist?”

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how our histories ofi am no hero, and neither are you thoughts on how our histories of abuse inflect our anarchist practice

Contributions made in response to the prompt “How have our histories of abuse inflected our anarchist practice?”

-may be triggering.

-anonymous; keep it secret, keep it safe!

-title & quotes from Delete Me, I’m So Ugly.

-not imposed–print as booklet.

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betch rag.B.E.T.C.H. Rag Issue No. 2

The second zine compiled by Austin ladies’ group B.E.T.C.H. (Beautiful, Educated Thunder Cunts from Hell). This issue is about navigating space. Not outer space, but the space we already occupy and move through everyday. How we are perceived in this space and how we learn to live in it. Contents range from essays and letters, to poetry and comics.

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A Compilation of Anti-Oppression ResourcesTrans misc

A Compilation of Anti Oppression Resources

This zine was compiled for the Earth First! Trans’ and Womyn’s Action Camp in 2009. It is a basic overview of anti-oppression principles. It explores white privilege, male privilege, gender, transphobia, homophobia, ablism, classism, and ageism. It’s a great resource for anyone who wants to be a better ally.

Homocore

Femme Shark Communique 1

Femme, Trans, Mental illness

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