1. mohala-sumiko asked: hello! mixed Hawaiian here. if you are not at the very least FROM Hawai'i, please do not use hapa to describe yourself. hapa haole describes the mixing of native Hawaiian people and their colonizers, and the word is tied up with the continued genocide and oppression of native Hawaiian people - an oppression that Asian settlers have historically been complicit in. appropriating the term glosses over that complicity, and erases the experiences of mixed Hawaiian people like myself.

     

  2. eeeleee:

    hey, check out my awesome friend’s awesome new distro where you can obtain lots of handy info about squatting (how to, history, ethics, legality, and lots more)!

     

  3. hoaxzine:

    Hoax #10 - Feminisms and Embodiments is taking submissions until March 31st, 2014! We ask that you read the following three links before you submit: mission statement, core values, and goals, general hoax faqs, submission faqs.

    For this issue, the vast majority of submissions we have…

    submit to this great zine by friends of mixed up!

     
  4. diasporadash:

    For all those times you were denied membership to your own ethnicity by the “identity police” 

    SUBMIT NOW

    (Source: diasporadash, via weareallmixedup)

     

  5. eeeleee:

    Hi folks! This post is for people who are settlers in north america (ie yr lineage is not indigenous to the americas), and can include mixed folks who have both settler and indigenous north american lineage. And this post is most particularly for WHITE FOLKS living in north america:

    Please…

     

  6. check it out! awesome tumblr needs moderators.

    weareallmixedup:

    Send us a message and let us know! Also tell is why you want to mod.

    We’ll follow up on inquiries and hopefully this won’t be a drawn out process.

    We really need people who:
    - Are not mixed with white
    - Don’t have a North American/US centric point of view
    - are Latin@

    We’ll accept other…

     

  7. do y’all know weareallmixedup? so many awesome mixed experiences being shared over there! it’s super interesting, complex, and validating, y’all.

     
  8. here’s a new zine from Rachel of Hoax and Lee of Mixed Up! it’s free online & downloadable below. (its content is not mixed race or POC specific, but it’s written by one mixed person and it’s mindful of race & power in consent.) check it out / pass it along.

    ineffableshe:

    Haay Hottie: Consent, Communication, and Boundary Setting in Party Spaces. A Workshop / Workbook Zine
    by Lee Naught (of Fuckin @ / NY Radical Sex Positivity Project) & Rachel (of Hoax Zine)
    cover art by Elvis Wolf

    This zine is based off a workshop that was presented at Idapalooza 2013. Boundaries are often context-based, and we felt that talking about consent can look different in spaces that are sweaty, rowdy, in which there is substance use, and / or in which “hooking up” is a social norm. This is a workshop / workbook zine that can be conducted either alone or with a group. It is specifically written for those who have already made the decision to enter a sexy, party space (a gay bar, a queer dance night, a house party, a play party, a festival such as Idapalooza) with the idea that participants will be witnesses to PDA, drinking, and probably more. However, the workshop / workbook can easily be tailored to other settings & we believe that many folks can benefit from these activities. Topics covered in this workshop / workbook zine include (but are not limited to): re-defining sex & sex positivity, reflecting upon what party settings feel safe & unsafe, boundary setting activities, communication (verbal & non-verbal, during & outside of sex), consent & communication as in pertains to bdsm & kink, boundaries pertaining to substance use, accountability, responding to issues of boundary crossing. 24 pgs/ b&w / text heavy

    E-mail rachelzines@gmail.com for questions about downloading (or if you are computer savvy & know how to design a web readable version of this!)

    Anti-copyright, re-blog to spread the word!

    (via hoaxzine)

     

  9. some great folks we know are working on this zine! check it out!

    Mixed-Class Anthology

    »» Call for Submissions ««

    Mixed-Class:

    Because Sometimes You Gotta Piece it All Together

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    • What if we inhabit multiple class experiences – in our families, and throughout our lives?

    • How do race, disability, migration, gender, sexuality, and more mediate our mixed-classed experiences? How do we make sense of our messy, sometimes contradictory experiences of class?

    • How do we inherit and navigate mixed-class ancestries, histories, and genealogies meeting in our lifetime?

    Seeking more connection around being mixed-class, the two of us came together with the vision of gathering stories of people in our communities who identify and resonate with a mixed-class experience.

    We know that being mixed-class can be hard to make sense of. Some of us grew up with parents and families with more than one class reality, and many of us have had shifting access to money and resources due to changing relationships (i.e. partnership, co-parenting, and divorce), inheritance, chronic illness, migration, un/employment, and other factors. Some of us grew up poor or working-class, and have had more class privilege in our adult lives; while others of us grew up middle or owning class, and have also had changing experiences of class. Amid all of this we can retain class privilege, or continue to not have it.

    The root of this project feels deeply personal and about healing. We hope to maintain this as we invite writings and visions grounded in personal experience. Through this story-telling, we hope to broaden conversations about class as a static identity category, while honoring the very real violence of capitalism, particularly for cash poor communities in the US and around the world.

    » The Anthology «

    We hope to gather the experiences of people who resonate with being mixed-class to build community and story-tell with each other.

    We welcome personal essays and reflections, critical essays, letters, conversations/interviews, poems, other genres/mixed-genres, and printable black and white 2-D images! In its initial phase, we plan to self-publish and distribute this collection zine/chapbook-style, and may pursue publishers!

    We envision a collection that includes contributors who hold commitments to challenging white supremacy, settler colonialism, ableism, capitalism, heteropatriarchy and transmisogyny; and to growing our practice towards collective liberation.

    Some places where our lives have intersected with being mixed-class include:

    • Parents from different class/backgrounds and relationships with families of origin

    • Living with intergenerational trauma in our families

    • Inheriting and/or building mixed-class, mixed-ability, and/or multiracial family

    • Cultivating cultures of abundance, interdependence, and resource sharing

    • Cross-class relationships and/or organizing

    • Geography, gentrification, mobility, and/or class

    • Heteropatriarchy, gender, class, and our mixed-class experiences

    • Wellness, dis/ability, class, and our mixed-class experiences

    • Addiction and mental health

    • Transnational migration, culture, and class

    • Raising mixed-class children, and/or cross-class adoption/foster care

    • The list goes on…!

    Submit pieces to: mixed.class.anthology@gmail.com

    » Up to 3 single-spaced pages. Please also include a brief bio of yourself.

    Contact us with any questions, comments, ideas, or if you would like to contribute a longer piece!

    Deadline: July 15, 2013

    About your co-editors:

    We live in the United States, and both grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area on stolen Indigenous land. We want to acknowledge that we are part of the ongoing settlement and occupation of Indigenous nations in the places we have lived.

    Savannah is a white, mixed-class cisgender queer/femme settler, born and raised fourth-generation on the occupied Ohlone and Miwok lands known as the Bay Area. I have a mixed, at times divergent experience of class, have class privilege, and relate to having a mixed-class background. Some of the ways this has played out in my life include being separated from my (raised-poor) working-class Mom for periods of time as a pre/teen due to a bitter, seven-year divorce from my abusive owning-class/rich Dad, and having moved over 15 times before high school graduation. I also have had some access to unearned/inherited wealth, and don’t have debt or college loans. I am committed to moving towards interdependence, resource-sharing, and community reparations (props to POOR Magazine’s poverty scholarship for this framework). I also think a lot about challenging masculinism as I practice growing strategies that center wholeness, emotional wisdom, storytelling, sensuality, and celebration as transformative tools for liberation. I envision this project as a healing tool for myself, and hope that it can be that for others as well. This fall, I’m gonna start a PhD program at UCLA where I plan to research queer settler relationships to space and place in the US.

    Vanessa is a tender, freedom-loving heart born to Chinese-descent Mandarin-speaking immigrant parents in Berkeley, California in the early 1980s. Primarily raised by my mom here in the States, I grew up with education, class, and ability privilege in a majority white, upper middle class neighborhood. With my mom working days and nights, many of the hetero two-parent, vacationing lifestyles around us didn’t reflect our realities at home. We later moved more solidly into an immigrant middle class, and I began to build bridges towards resource organizing across class and the varied networks of support and accountability in my life and cultural work. I’ve since been on a journey befriending chronic illness; through becoming disabled, my access to money has continued to evolve in needing to access food stamps and low-income services, and invite community support to sustain my wellness, livelihood, and practice. Within these ebbs and flows, I wholeheartedly live and love from the belief that poetry is not a luxury — “For within structures defined by profit, by linear power, by institutional dehumanization, our feelings were not meant to survive” (Audre Lorde); for when we fearlessly invite the vulnerability necessary to grow loving ecologies from and with our courage hearts, we enable infinitely increased potential for transformative magic.

    more at: http://augustpoemsongforliberation.wordpress.com/invitation/mixed-class-anthology/

     

  10. are ya’ll ready for a Mixed Up! update!? here it comes!

    hayyyy folks yr editors here, ready to break out radio-silence with some sizzlin’ summer updates!

    since our zine launch on April 24th it’s been hard to keep up with all the awesomeness that has been coming our way. so we’ll try to update ya’ll in the concisest fashion possible. here goes!
    • our zine launch was amazing and a massive success! the bookstore was totally packed to the gills and filled with beautiful readings, music, positivity, and feedback — and, of course tons, of lovely mixed-race faces. we sold an unprecedented amount of zines and had a general blast. so thank you so, so, so much for everyone who came out and contributed to the evening’s magic! y’all rule.
    • speaking of selling an unprecedented amount of zines, in zine-selling news: Mixed Up! has been flying off of the shelves at a rate we can hardly keep up with! we’ve mostly been selling it at bluestockings bookstore (where it frequently sells out in a number of days) so we’ve been looking into finding some distros that can help us keep up with the demand. 
    • one of the distros that *will* be carrying the zine (selling it online!) is the totally awesome, rad, BK-based distro Fat Heart Press — so be sure to check them out and support them by buying like a gazillion copies of Mixed Up! or whatever.
    • also, if you’re a Mixed Up! fan who wants to help & you has access to a high-res printer/copier— get at us! we can supply the legal-size paper, but we need more steady access to the technologies. a flexible office space or a lax university usually does the trick. 
    • the zine is available to print and read online! friends, please share this resource far and wide! Mixed Up! is viewable on Issuu and downloadable & printable on dropbox and mediafire.
    feel free to share and print the zine to your heart’s content! also, if you want to organize an event in your city, make it happen! and don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions about the process, we’d be happy to help and put you in touch with other interested folks.

    that’s mostly it for now, until the next call for submissions — which we expect will be coming your way next fall. until then, the Mixed Up! editors will just be making sure we can get the zine as into the world as possible. we’ll be contacting a few distros, and all the zine libraries, and info shops we can find, so if you have any suggestions plz plz pass them along!
    so much love <3
    lior, lee, & lil