Kwueen Shadez

Kwueen Shadez / [Ashley Hicks and Toi Scott].
Austin, TX : The editors, 2011-
v. : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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Kwueen Shadez is a compilation zine that includes stories and information by and for queer/trans people, people of color, people with disabilities, and working class people. It's compiled by a queer black woman living in Austin, Texas. Issue 1 includes an interview with a seamstress named Ari who shares about her childhood and her experience as a fashion school student. The compiler writes about their time spent in Brazil, the ways race, class, and queerness exist in Brazil, and offers some historic information related to slavery and the preservation of Candomblé, a diasporic spiritual practice originally from West Africa. Lastly, the author shares about the significance of the word "queer" and the varying needs and priorities of those in the LGBTQIA community in Austin. Issue 2 includes an account of the Black Transmen Inc. Their goals, conferences held throughout the U.S, and the resources they provide. Members of the El/La Qolectiv@, which is a brown, genderqueer story of Rebellion, Resistance, Reclamation, Revolution, and espíritu/Spirit, share personal accounts about their lives, their communities, and experiences as trans people. The author also shares in depth about the growing visibility of art, music, film, etc. produced by people of color, and the challenges that come with doing anti-racist work as a person of color.
Purchsed from the editors in 2012.
"For queer people of color by queer people of color."
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December 20, 2013
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