Hey guys, you wanna know what this world is severely lacking??
Strong muscly women!!
You wanna know what would be hella rad??
A zine about strong, muscly women!!
I’m looking for people to contribute to this zine and make it the best thing since egg white protein powder. So! Here’s the downlow:
Who can contribute?
This will be an ART and WRITING zine, so if you can write, flex those writing muscles!! If you can draw, lemme see those defined quadriceps!! If you want to team up with someone to create a piece, go for it!! Don’t have someone to team with but want to? Send a message and I’ll pair you up!!
Note: This will be a CURATED zine to help attain the highest quality possible. Writing accompanied by art is preferred, as this is mainly an art zine.
What should I draw/write about?
Anything, so long as it is about a buff woman/women. Personal stories to favorite/inspiring athletes to workout routines to self-indulgent eyecandy are all acceptable!! Even lady on lady romance is a-ok!!
Note: No erotica (this time around). Vulvas gotta be covered, nips can only be shown if it’s TASTEFUL. Showing the booty is fine. Though, you can have them doing that pretty much deliciously pornographic thing where they have a thumb in their waistband, pulling down their underwear to show off their 8-pack, privates barely covered, in fact it’s almost encouraged…
How many pages/words can I submit?
Poems: up to 500 words
Short story: up to 4000 words
Illustration: 2 pages (can be separate pieces)
Comics: 4 pages
Illustrated story: 4 pages (4500 words, about 1 page of small/spot illustrations)
What size should I draw at? Will this be in color?
5.5in x 4.25in with a 3.75in x 5in active area (1/4in bleed on each side).
YES this will be in color!! Please show off those glorious, glistening skin tones!!
When do submissions close?
Sunday, December 21 and midnight. That should give everyone ample time to complete their pieces.
I got another question!! / There’s something you didn’t cover!!
Oh snap really?? Shoot me an ask and I’ll answer it!!
Have fun kiddos!! Keep pumpin’ those creative muscles!! Lookin’ forward to seein’ all the cool stuff you guys make!!
forever amazed how ppl can look at two characters in a work of fiction and be like “i think theyre lesbians”, and ppl will jump on that like "nah they had a relationship w a dude that one time remember that means they have to be bi and if u say otherwise ur bein monosexist"
like yea in a work of fiction written by straight dudes the lady character was in a relationship w the dude character, that shouldnt be a surprise
so if i want queer headcanons, im required to headcanon any character thats been w a dude as bi
if i want lesbian characters, i can only headcanon characters that have either never been shown or mentioned to be in a relationship, or have only dated women b4
in other words, in most shows i just cant have lesbian headcanons, cuz thats monosexism
bcuz compulsory heterosexuality totally isnt a thing
but i mean, why bother thinking thru the shit ur saying when u can just yell at lesbians for wanting to see lesbians
dating/fucking/kissing/being in love with a man is not a lifelong binding contract
i’ve had plenty of boyfriends but now i’m a lesbian
don’t headcanon me as bisexual
i get that there are very very few canonically bi characters and it’s super fucking frustrating. i been there, i know. but at the same exact time there are SO so few canonically lesbian characters out there that we all just gotta headcanon who we want to see, because we’re all underrepresented in media
and fuck the term “monosexism” because lateral violence exists but it is nowhere near the danger that heterosexuality itself is, all by itself.
Compulsory monosexuality is also real, though.
And yes, certainly, the danger/damage of straight folks against bi/pan folks is quite a bit higher than the danger/damage of lesbian/gay folks against bi/pan folks. But then, the danger/damage of white men against women of colour is quite a bit higher than the danger/damage of white women against women of colour…same for the danger/damage of straight men against women versus gay men against women…so on and so forth…
So heterosexism is a useful term, even though straight men and straight women and straight nonbinary folks all experience heterosexuality differently…monosexism is also a useful term even though lesbians and straight women and gay men and straight men and gay nonbinary folks all experience monosexuality differently.
The rest of this conversation is actually somewhat wearying…because I always gotta ask myself, why do lesbians (in particular) feel so very threatened by an interpretation of a character as bisexual? And the answer, I think, is because lesbian identity is widely under threat by a mainstream culture which doesn’t really believe that lesbian identity is real.
But don’t confuse that with a culture that believes bisexual women are real, because the same mainstream culture which erases lesbian identity also erases bisexual identity…especially bisexual women’s identity.
And ask yourself how invalidating (not merely frustrating, but invalidating and invisibiling) it is for bi/pan folks to see a character who has expressed clear sexual/romantic interest in multiple genders be headcanoned as lesbian or gay.
compulsory monosexuality is not real
the only type of monosexuality thats ever been compulsory is heterosexuality
being lesbian has never by any measure been compulsory lmao
monosexual is not a useful term cuz whereas all het ppl are able to structurally exploit all non het ppl, lesbians r not able to structurally exploit bi ppl the way het ppl and gay men r
"why do lesbians (in particular) feel so very threatened by an interpretation of a character as bisexual?"
did u even bother reading the original post? i dont give a shit if someone headcanons a non canon queer character as bi, fucking go for it, im tired of headcanoning non canon queer characters as lesbian and getting shit for it cuz they were w a dude once, as tho that isnt something that happens to lesbians all the fucking time
but nah dont bother responding to what was written
hey everyone. my birthday is this week (specifically Sept. 25) and i know im probably not getting much for it from family. im running a little low on money and i have a number of upcoming expenses (mostly car related) that i may not be able to cover on my own. so that being said id really appreciate if you could throw some money my way (my donate button on my blog still works i think) or reblog this post. thank you