I received this zine in the mail today, and can I say… You need to buy it. It is incredible.

BUY IT HERE, and you will also be supporting the Southern Women’s Bookstore by thenewwomensmovement

Guys… they ship international. I live in Australia and I Have this amazing little zine now!!! So GOOD.

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I received this zine in the mail today, and can I say… You need to buy it. It is incredible.

BUY IT HERE, and you will also be supporting the Southern Women’s Bookstore by thenewwomensmovement

Guys… they ship international. I live in Australia and I Have this amazing little zine now!!! So GOOD.

Want to contribute to a Body focused zine??

I totally want your contribution (and you will get a copy). I will take anything that is body focused - criticises body image in pop culture, poetry about body image/ pop culture, ed focused things, art work (will need to look good in Black and white).

OR - You can do one or more of these pages

  1. Mock Unilever ad (draw attention to the fact that they build you up - dove - to tear you down - multiple other products, but Lynx/axe)
  2. Anorexia is a disease not an adjective (turn this into art)
  3. Fat =/= Bad and Lazy (turn this into art)
  4. Eating Disorder Facts
  5. An Honest Magazine Cover (have fun with this!!)
  6. Ideas to Hack the Body Image Industry establishment!
  7. Eating Disorders and Bad Body Image do not discriminate (turn this into art)
  8. Tabloid Magazine’s war against Women’s Bodies (turn this into art

Any artwork has to be yours. It must look good in black and white. You should make sure you credit (AT LEAST SIGN!) your work. feel free to add your professional blogs/ pages.

send your submissions to jessdyball@gmail.com OR jessica.dyball@hdr.qut.edu.au by the 27th of september in PDF format =D

!!!

If you are coming to Geek Girl Con, You can see me in LL3 on the Sunday at 10am for Crafting the Body! come and get your zine and make a banner =)

If you ever question if feminism is important, have a conversation with the young girls in your life.

Being the mother of a young girl is a constant reminder to me on why feminism and representation is so so so important.

And WHY we aren’t there.

Sometimes I kind of feel sorry for misogynists who try to troll me. Because, Firstly, I talk down to them so hard they must feel like naughty toddlers, but the minute one of them tries to sexually harass me, I report them so hard it’s not funny.

I was my stepfathers punching bag for years. Fuck all of you, I have no time for boy tantrums over spilt fucking milk.

Hello Tumblr I would like you to share something with me. My GGC craftivist panel asks people how their body image has been shaped or affected by media and/or popular culture. So, how has YOURS has been shaped in either a positive, negative, or neutral way

You can anonymously leave yours in my ask if you like. Submissions may be used in a slideshow throughout my panel, and even in the zine to create a collective narrative.

Examples: (mine)

From a young age I was always drawn to stories with characters who dieted or had an eating disorder. I swallowed their stories like comfort food.

My relationship with female action hero’s is complicated. I find them empowering, but their bodies trigger me.

Considering how feminist Joss Whedon is,  I rarely see female characters who sit outside of the acceptable hollywood realm, and this disappoints me.

Tinkerbell measuring her hips in peter pan impacted me greatly.

I know it’s wrong, but I can’t help but feel incredibly pissed off.

Some racist fuckwit is getting a reward for murdering an african american kid worth hundreds of thousands of dollars through gofundme, and I am struggling to raise the funds for my PhD.

Are you fucking kidding me???

I know this isn’t about me, but I still feel fucking pissed off. On SO MANY levels.