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femmescapes  presenting work on queer + trans affinities with femmeness ✨

we are 💕delighted💕 that @xxrayferreiraxx has joined us as an editor on our next issue — but first catch her performing at the bk museum on thursday at 7! ✨ “Immerse yourself in new and recent work by contemporary Latinx artists as they respond to themes in our exhibition Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985. Our three-day series Cuerpxs Radicales (taking place July 5, 12, and 19) showcases female-identified and gender-nonconforming Latinx artists in the greater NYC area who are exploding rigid notions of femininity. Featuring performance, visual art, literature, music, and everything in between, it centers a younger generation engaging with our current political and cultural landscape” and then again at The Glove 7/20 8-10 for UNAPOLOGETIC: an evening of performance, noise, and words organized by lorene bouboushian 💫

cruisin into providence tomorrow for the @qtzfest with qt zine kids @moon.mansion @wolf_hour @jinjavitis @neonsigh and @fungusboy 🍑🍑🍑 come see us saturday from 11-4! plus readings!

Thrilled to share that we’re supporting femme artists and writers @lv_loveless @chloeandsuchas and @hotdumbslutv2 with microgrants towards continued work on their projects in photography and writing. Here’s Ella Loveless on her series of self-portraits: “Being raised as a Chicanx, I have internalized a lot of shame from both religion and machismo. I would like to push myself further to explore that feeling of being an outsider, to reclaim it in a visually striking way.... I want to show the tension, the balance, the pain and the beauty of being a dyke who is trans.” Thanks to @bkartscouncil for making this support of femme art possible ✨✨✨

last day to preorder tees by @jbbrager to support the @3wavefund sex worker giving circle and adorn yourself with roses! swipe for details 🔜🌹🌹🌹

our vol 3 contributor El Roy Red is in conversation with the trans oral history project tonight @8 in the brooklyn museum! free and real cute 💕 plus catch @theillustriouspearl and @floweroid reading poems in a gallery

Our vol. 3 contributor @amberdawn_mononym is editing this necessary anthology of poetry by sex workers! scroll through for more info on the project and submissions 💓

today until 6! come see us at @_soho20 for a pop up with beautiful vendors and readings!

Our last post of a Laura Aguilar photograph got reported 🙄 let’s try this one (Grounded #111, 2006) *
Remembering Laura Aguilar. Go read the beautiful @chegossett essay in @frieze_magazine on “what queer brown and Black and fat embodiment does to shift, gently and powerfully like an undercurrent, how we think about the parameters of the natural and unnatural, subject and object, human and non-human.”

new books from our brilliant contributors Reina Gossett and @heyteebs come recommended in the new confusion issue of @maskmagazine : “liminal space heard what you said and she’s pissed” http://www.maskmagazine.com/the-confusion-issue/life/recommendations 💫💫💫


Femmescapes is a print magazine collecting visual and written work by queer and trans people who experience an affinity with femmeness. It opens space for writers and artists to explore their relationship to femininity or femmeness and put their work conversation with others. We publish work engaging femmeness/femininity both directly and indirectly, on the systemic (including police violence, mass incarceration, migrant justice, global fascism) as well as the intra- and interpersonal levels.

This year, we’ve been awarded a Brooklyn Arts Council grant! A new aspect of the project that this has made possible is a small fund of up to $200 for a femme/feminine trans and/or queer artist or writer who needs monetary support to complete their work. We know wealth and financial stability affect opportunities to make art and publish it, and we want to support someone who needs monetary breathing room to create, complete, or document their work.

For our past three issues, we’ve operated through solicitations, but we would like to open up submissions for this microgrant.
To apply, email femmescapesthezine @ gmail dot com and include: -Artist Bio
-Website and/or links to your work available online
-Description of the work
-Documentation or excerpts of the piece(s)
-Explanation of how much money you are requesting (up to $200) and how you would use the funds: buying materials, paying a photographer to document a performance, paying for medical care, paying rent -- anything! (This explanation will be kept confidential).
-Any information you want to share about your identities or positionality. We will prioritize submissions by trans women, trans femmes, low-income people, and people of color.

Please send your submission by Saturday, May 5th.

If it is accepted, we may offer feedback on the work. The artist or writer(s) who receive funds will commit to submitting their finalized work by Sunday, June 1st.
We look forward to hearing from you!

Find our previous issues at the link in bio and look for us on fb and tumblr @femmescapes

looking 🌸💦 with @jbbrager at the zine fest! here at barnard hall on the 4th flr til 6 💫 #fzfnyc

we’re bringing Femmescapes back to the nyc feminist zine fest! can’t wait to kick it all-day style with dreamfemme artist @jbbrager at our table. thank you for our portrait!! 👽👽👽 3/25, free entry, 12-6, 4th floor of barnard hall #nycfzf

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