we are currently in the midst of making frantic last minute edits to Hoax #5. we plan to print by the end of next week!
In case you haven’t already heard, issue #5 is about feminism and COMMUNITY! essays include: core requirements for a “safe space”; a manifesta written as the basis for the mother ourselves bootcamp for queer folks of color; supporting those who are new to feminism; notes from a trans*feminist; queer land movements; community in the punk scene; environmental consciousness and ecofeminist policy; a comic about food co-ops; looking to create community for one’s child; a coming of age story about radicalization through queer internet forums and punk rock; thoughts on collectives; wanting a more intersectionary feminist community; rethinking personal feminist politics; a comic about the cons of “women’s space;” reflections of a soon-to-be community organizer; a short introduction to the amish community; an intersectional feminist library short list; girl-on-girl crime & the need for unity amongst women; a reinvestigation on sexual assault; the effects of a family member’s suicide; reflections of zine release party that implemented as “safer space” policy; and how the labor movement has helped feminism! also includes an interview with the editors, original art/comics, prose, feminist we love, and vegan recipes! 1/2 size, 72 pages, b&w, and super text heavy! asking $4 or trade!
compiling this issue of hoax has made both of us want to give back to our communities in more ways than one. we have talked at length about donating some of the proceeds from this issue to give back to those who support others. after much deliberation, we decided that it makes the most sense to give a cause that is currently the closet to us and reflects a current, immediate need that we are faced with. sari’s dog bo recently blew out his knee and needs a costly surgery before he can walk painlessly again. the entire surgery must be paid for by their family out of pocket and will be a major financial strain. we have therefore decided to pledge 10% of the proceeds of each issue purchased from us through september to support bo’s surgery. you can read more about bo’s condition and sari’s fundraising effortshere.
you can pre-order hoax #5 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
we are hoping to start mailing people by the end of next week. it might take a little bit for us to get our issue to you- we are two extremely busy bees trying to manage tons of trades at once! as always, feel free to shoot us an email if you have any questions about the status of your order.