Category: queerworksfridays

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collagesofcollege: Bi, Pan, Ace, and Aro soli…

collagesofcollege:

Bi, Pan, Ace, and Aro solidarity for the orientations that people like to believe don’t exist 🙂 Inspired by @asexualspectrumspector‘s solidarity diamond!

Want to buy a print? Check it out here!

Click here to support Help Dean Get to DC for …

Click here to support Help Dean Get to DC for Creating Change:

queerjew:

Hey y’all! I’m Dean, a queer disabled Jewish artist. I recently got my BA in illustration, I drink a lot of coffee, and I really want to go to Creating Change in January. This is also a repost with an updated link!


This will be my third year going to Creating Change, and my second doing a workshop. Last year, I did a workshop about physically disabled queer folks navigating queer spaces along with a friend of mine. This year, we’re bringing that workshop back (incognito and with some improvements!) as well as another, brand new workshop.

Our workshop last year was 90 minutes, and it focused on the ableism faced specifically by physically disabled folks. It was great, but we definitely realized our mistakes. The biggest ones were time (there’s just not enough of it) and getting too excited about being around other physically disabled folks. We got too overwhelmed and lost track of the rest of the workshop.

This year, we’ll be doing a three-hour long workshop focusing on physically and visibly disabled folks, accessibility, and economic factors. We’ll also be doing a 60-minute caucus for physically and visibly disabled folks, so we can still have that space that was so exciting. Our three-hour long workshop didn’t get accepted (boo), but we’re gonna try to do it separately during the conference because it’s an important conversation. Our caucus DID get chosen, so hoorah for that.

So with all that in mind, I’m asking for help from y’all, friends and allies. Previously, I’ve gone to Creating Change with my student org. Now that I’ve graduated, I obviously have to find other outlets. I’ll be honest, Creating Change isn’t cheap by any means, but it’s important to me. It’s incredible to be around so many other queer folks, to be able to do workshops I care about, to learn and network.

The full amount of this fundraiser includes:

  • Hotel ($301.95 to stay from Wednesday night [the night the Conference begins] to Sunday afternoon)
  • Train($162 via Amtrak [Paid as of 12/19])
  • Registration ($105 [Paid as of 12/25])
  • YouCaring fees

makingqueerhistory: Queerworks Friday is gett…

makingqueerhistory:

Queerworks Friday is getting an upgrade!

A rundown for new and old alike:

Queerworks Friday is our community reblog session where we look through the queerworksfridays tag and reblog:

  • Artwork
  • Projects
  • Discussion topics for the Making Queer History community
  • Selfies
  • Donation posts

We will tag everything we reblog with #queerworksfridays. We won’t reblog nudity, but all other queer content is fair game!

This gives us a chance to see all of the amazing people and ideas in our community, and you get your content in front of our over 8000 followers!

We are also starting a new contest for Queerworks Friday! If you tag your original artwork with #MQHArtContest, you’ll be entered in our monthly art contest. One winner a month will win $40 CAD and the opportunity to be featured on the MQH website!

If you don’t want your artwork entered into the contest, just leave out the #MQHArtContest. Nothing more necessary!

We can’t wait to see everything, so start tagging!

Click here to support Help Dean Get to DC for …

Click here to support Help Dean Get to DC for Creating Change:

queerjew:

Hey y’all! I’m Dean, a queer disabled Jewish artist. I recently got my BA in illustration, I drink a lot of coffee, and I really want to go to Creating Change in January.

I’m also open for commissions, so send me an email or a message if that’s more your style!


This will be my third year going to Creating Change, and my second doing a workshop. Last year, I did a workshop about physically disabled queer folks navigating queer spaces along with a friend of mine. This year, we’re bringing that workshop back (incognito and with some improvements!) as well as another, brand new workshop.

Our workshop last year was 90 minutes, and it focused on the ableism faced specifically by physically disabled folks. It was great, but we definitely realized our mistakes. The biggest ones were time (there’s just not enough of it) and getting too excited about being around other physically disabled folks. We got too overwhelmed and lost track of the rest of the workshop.

This year, we’ll be doing a three-hour long workshop focusing on physically and visibly disabled folks, accessibility, and economic factors. We’ll also be doing a 60-minute caucus for physically and visibly disabled folks, so we can still have that space that was so exciting. Our three-hour long workshop didn’t get accepted (boo), but we’re gonna try to do it separately during the conference because it’s an important conversation. Our caucus DID get chosen, so hoorah for that.

So with all that in mind, I’m asking for help from y’all, friends and allies. Previously, I’ve gone to Creating Change with my student org. Now that I’ve graduated, I obviously have to find other outlets. I’ll be honest, Creating Change isn’t cheap by any means, but it’s important to me. It’s incredible to be around so many other queer folks and to be able to do workshops I care about and learn and network, etc, etc.

The full amount of this fundraiser includes:

  • Hotel ($301.95 to stay from Wednesday night [the night the Conference begins] to Sunday afternoon)
  • Train ($162 via Amtrak [free baggage means one less fee])
  • Registration ($105)
  • YouCaring fees

makingqueerhistory: Queerworks Friday is gett…

makingqueerhistory:

Queerworks Friday is getting an upgrade!

A rundown for new and old alike:

Queerworks Friday is our community reblog session where we look through the queerworksfridays tag and reblog:

  • Artwork
  • Projects
  • Discussion topics for the Making Queer History community
  • Selfies
  • Donation posts

We will tag everything we reblog with #queerworksfridays. We won’t reblog nudity, but all other queer content is fair game!

This gives us a chance to see all of the amazing people and ideas in our community, and you get your content in front of our over 8000 followers!

We are also starting a new contest for Queerworks Friday! If you tag your original artwork with #MQHArtContest, you’ll be entered in our monthly art contest. One winner a month will win $40 CAD and the opportunity to be featured on the MQH website!

If you don’t want your artwork entered into the contest, just leave out the #MQHArtContest. Nothing more necessary!

We can’t wait to see everything, so start tagging!

melpaisleyart: i usually end up goreing my se…

melpaisleyart:

i usually end up goreing my self portraits, but i’m trying to be kinder. i’m trying to keep in mind that is okay that some boys can come with additional assembly required.  

i made this out of prison letters from my father and my mother’s old makeup from the 80′s, all cut paper and angry ink, trying to be softer with myself. i feel more like me in these layers and these parts than in a simple picture of a face i wear that does not yet feel like mine.

love ya’ll, be good to eachother, be good to yourself. we all have our own pace.

my-minds-matters: The needle felting hasn’t s…

my-minds-matters:

The needle felting hasn’t stopped!

I’ve made another pansy brooch and a couple smaller violet ones. One day I’ll get around to learning how to wet felt and make a green carnation, and learn to embroider lavender. Then my queer flower set will be complete!

(The other animals are just for fun, no meaning behind them)

queercondensed: [Image Description: A row of …

queercondensed:

[Image Description: A row of physical pamphlets on LGBTQ+ identity, the first six produced for Queer Condensed. They sit on a table with a trans flag as a tablecloth. Temporary tattoos and magnets can be seen behind them.]

Welcome Message v2.0 + Opportunities to Help!

Hey there! I’m Lorant (they/them/theirs), the author / designer / everything else currently behind Queer Condensed. I wanted to write this post to explain the project a bit better – where it’s been, what’s going on, and what it’s doing.

There is a small Q&A you can get to by clicking on this text, but I figured that a project summary would do well, and also I want to participate in Making Queer History’s Queerworks Fridays.

Anyways, Queer Condensed is a project aimed at making clean, accessible, short resources on queer topics since a lot of times, things that can be easily printed out are behind paywalls or outdated (or both) and the better resources are often articles that take a while to read and can’t be easily printed out and shown to people. It started as a class project in fall of 2016 thanks to the help of my two classmates, and I decided to keep working away at it.

Updates are pretty slow, but they’re happening! Since the initial six-pamphlet run of the project, I’ve added two new pamphlets, updated three of the originals, and created one-page guides for chest binding and packing. Currently I’m working on minor updates like adding image descriptions to my posts, creating a template that pamphlets can be based on and updated to, and making the Tumblr easier to navigate for people not used to the site. I also have several pamphlets / guides planned, including making more specified Asexual and Transgender pamphlets, writing one-page guides to dysphoria-relieving items for transfeminine people, and possibly making introductions to historical people and events.

This is kind of a lot for one person and here’s where I get to the second purpose of this post – I need some help!

There’s a lot of small ways readers can help the project:

  • Look over pamphlets and send Queer Condensed an ask if there needs to be updates or fixes
  • Suggest resources for existing topics or blogs that are relevant to this project
  • Suggest new topics
  • Ask for the template and make your own pamphlet, which I can help you with and host on here or link to wherever you put it up
  • Reblog the posts or link to them from other social media
  • Critique my image descriptions – I’m very new to adding them and don’t really know if I’m doing a good job
  • Tell me how to make the blog or materials more accessible

This is very much a long shot, but I’d also really like to find a new project partner to work with. I’ve updated the Q&A (linked above) to reflect what I’m looking for to not make this long post any longer, but basically I’d love another writer or at least a moderator that has identities that differ from mine in some way. If you’re interested at all please check that out!

Anyway, thanks for reading this, it means a lot to me. I hope this was a good introduction or refresher to the project. Feel free to check out the resources or send the blog an ask. There’s also queercondensed@gmail.com if you’d rather send an email.

A quick reminder: you’re fantastic.

melpaisleyart: ❤ ORDERS ARE OPEN ❤

melpaisleyart:

❤ ORDERS ARE OPEN ❤

The Stonewall Liberators shirts are now available, with proceeds from each shirt going to benefit The Sylvia Rivera Law Center and Miss Major Griffin-Gracy’s TGI Justice Project.

These shirts exist to pay forward the legacies of these four activists who came up out of the Stonewall Riots and dedicated their lives to promoting the health and safety of the most marginalized members of the queer community. Each shirt comes with an information postcard about these trailblazers’ lives and work, so that you can be prepared to share their stories through the oral tradition.

These are conversation starters, ethically sourced new duds for your closet, and a way to support trans people (and specifically trans women of color) when we as a community need it the most. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/LegacyLines