Make/shift: feminisms in motion
June 15, 2011 § Leave a comment
In search of alternative sources of inspiration and support,
I subscribed to Make/shift magazine. I value the publication, its design, content, contributors, and ethos. Their mission statement is as follows:
“Make/shift magazine creates and documents contemporary feminist culture and action by publishing journalism, critical analysis, and visual and text art. Made by an editorial collective committed to antiracist, transnational, and queer perspectives, make/shift embraces the multiple and shifting identities of feminist communities. We know there’s exciting work being done in various spaces and forms by people seriously and playfully resisting and creating alternatives to systematic oppression. Make/shift exists to represent, participate in, critique, provoke, and inspire more of that good work.”
Mmmmmmgood, right? I’ve been wanting to share the letter from the editors in a recent edition, one that articulates a lot of very honest ideas about living the life “we” (feminists? thinkers? women? lefties?) purport pursuing sustainably. I’ve been playing with the notion of what constitutes a Political Body, considering my skin’s relationship to its collective counterpart (a community), or just thinking about bodies more plainly and their (in)actions. I get lost quickly. As we all should. I am willingly making a messy bed of thoughts, so I can roll around and discover new pockets of creativity… it’s fun. Reflexivity demands interruption. But in any case, here, my point is: the thing is worth reading if you have time. You’ll also get a glimpse into the publication in case you too decide to subscribe (obviously I’d recommend it).
For legibility’s sake: