Levana’s Feminist Reading Group Reads ZINES!

3 Jan

The Levana Gender Advocacy Centre’s feminist reading group meets once a month to discuss a different text and this month we’re reading a couple of ZINES from our growing zine collection! Specifically, we’ll be reading Learning Good Consent and TimTum: A Trans Jew Zine.

Zines (pronounced ‘zeen,’ like magazine) are self-published booklets or magazines, often handcrafted and photocopied, about anything!

Even poster for 'Levana Feminist Reading Group Reads Learning Good Consent and TimTum: A Trans Jew Zine.'.

Learning Good Consent:

“Curated by Doris editor Cindy Crabb, Learning Good Consent looks at the culture of sexual consent from a standpoint both sexy and educational. In a world of shady abusers, demonized victims, and one-sided dating rituals, Consent has your back. As says Cindy in the zine’s intro, ‘Talking about our experiences with consent, our struggles, our mistakes and how we’ve learned, these are part of a much larger revolutionary struggle.'”

TimTum: A Trans Jew Zine:

Author Micah Bazant uses ‘timtum,’ a Yiddish word for an androgynous person or effeminate man as an identifier, and adds another definition: “a sexy, smart, creative, productive Jewish genderqueer.” The personal zine sees Micah struggle with both transgender and Jewish identities, histories, and terminologies.

Copies of the zines are available for free from Levana’s library (come visit us in the Grey House on or after Jan. 10th!) or read them online/print them out yourself!

Learning Good ConsentREAD / PRINT (when printing, make sure to select ‘short-edge’ binding)
TimTum: A Trans Jew Zine READ / PRINT (when printing, make sure to select ‘2 pages per sheet’ and ‘short-edge’ binding)

We’re meeting to discuss the zines on
Thursday, January 19th at 6:30pm
Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Central branch in the Boucher room (130 Johnson St.)
Everyone is welcome!

The space is wheelchair accessible.
Childcare available — please e-mail us.
Let us know if there’s any other way we can make this event accessible and/or convenient for you. Contact us at levanacentre@gmail.com

Check out the facebook event.

Happy reading!

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