FEM PRESS is FEM’S PUBLISHER, which works to project IMPORTANT ARTISTIC VOICES via BEAUTIFUL, TACTILE PRINTED DOCUMENTS
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We commissioned 11 transgender creatives to write about their experiences of fundraising for essential services, focussing on the Individual Giving campaigns that so many trans people in the UK depend upon. The result is 11 meditations on making the personal public, being left behind by the 'welfare state', and the importance of queer community.
RAISE Zine was produced using funding from the Greater London Authority's 'Culture Seeds'. It is our first risograph-printed zine, printed by the experts at Pagemasters. In the style of 'THEY. HE. SHE. PERIOD', it places creative and op-ed style writing against black-and-white photography.
4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE
4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE is the first paperback published by FEM Press in 2018. The London poetry collective of the same name explores their experience as women of the South Asian diaspora in the book, in four breathtaking chapters: 'Silk', 'Saffron', 'Smoke' and 'Temples'. 4 BROWN GIRLS WHO WRITE have since performed a sell-out week at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and appeared on Women's Hour and in Vogue magazine.
if i was your boyfriend
if i was your boyfriend is a collection of love poetry by five queer artists who explore masculinity in their identities/work. The Bieber title and 90s pop mag-derived aesthetic plays towards the softer expressions of masculinity that is finding a new lease of life in the softboi trope. The poetry is cringy, melty, gorgeous.
A zine by Caitlin King, featuring Rene Matic, Kai Isaiah-Jamal, Otamere Guobadia, and Harve, designed by Lu Williams and edited by Georgia Mitchell.
A zine exploring the experience of periods from the perspective of trans and non-binary people who menstruate. With poems, essays, thoughts and portraits printed in black and white in A5 staple bound. Featuring Olly Adebayo, Ashton Attzs, Tanaka Fuego, Sal Morton, Bhavini Patadia, and Silver. With portraits by Mia Maxwell. Curated by Mia Maxwell.
Original zine made to exhibit at Protein Studios' week long exhibition 'Ovar It' in 2018.
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