ellie (savethepirate) wrote in no_wavers,
ellie
savethepirate
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sorry for xposting

im starting a comp zine called ITS MY BODY, and i want to get a really diverse look at so many different aspects of our bodies, our choices, actions, etc. there are quite a few zines about sizeism, eating disorders, body image and such, but i want to have something that brings in all sorts of other viewpoints and topics as well. things that have to do with yr body, things like self-mutilation, medicine, clothing, sex work, physical labor, positive views, mortality, how yr body works, and more.

i would really LOVE to get anyone and everyone to send in whatever they want. anything from poetry, writing, media, art, self portraits, prose, drawings, doodles, rants...everything! i really hope to get it to be a little more diverse than the regular zine, so that we see the sides that we dont even necessarily agree with, that dont apply to us, that we never thought about, that we need to understand...anything that can be photocopied is encouraged, even the tiniest haiku. please email or comment (savethepirate AT hotmail DOT com), or send to elle destroy! 5723 indigo houston, tx usa, and anyone who sends in a contribution, whether it gets used or not (although im pretty sure ill be using all of them) will get a free copy.


Eating disorders thin and not
Sizeism
Reasons for eating disorders
Body image
Cultural ties and subcultural ties
Wanting control over how body looks, works
Medicine
Sex abuse
Self mutilation
Ableism
Disabilities
Sex work
Physical labor
Domestic violence
Street harassment
Media
Career based on yr body (for example, ‘you should be a model’)
Language and body
sexuality
trans
intergender
Knowing yr reproductive system
Knowing about how yr body works
Plastic surgery
Illness
Compliments and societal training
How we are trained to think of our bodies, etiquette, how we talk about them to others
Clothing
Rape
Body hair
Interviews (can be anonymous)
STDs
Pregnancy
Abortion, adoption, pro-choice, pro-life
Teen moms
Slut
How we use our body to express ourselves – dance, art, etc, interviews with artists and people
Art
Self portraits
Poetry
Peeping toms/surveillance
Communication/relations where you cant see body (email and such)
Why is body what represents us?
Gender
Assumptions
Products that are detrimental to us
Bodies to control, manipulate others
Bodies as something to be celebrated
View of bodies in history, what people thought they did
and dont stop there!


no word limits, as far as deadlines go...just try to get it in the next couple of months, the sooner the better!
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