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    Alenka Figa

    Alenka Figa is a queer, feminist librarian. She spends her days thinking about how to effectively sing to babies and twittering about comics and her cat at @alenkafiga.

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  • Queersplay Cosplay Creates Safe Spaces at Cons

    Queersplay Cosplay Creates Safe Spaces at Cons0

    If you have never attended a convention, know that it is a very unique space. Jumping headfirst into con culture can be exhilarating. The creators behind your favorite media are a just a queue away, fabulous geeks wearing fabulous costumes are everywhere, and for a weekend you can put the outside world away and celebrate that rare

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  • Zine Review: Not Trans Enough

    Zine Review: Not Trans Enough0

    Not Trans Enough: A Compilation Zine on the Erasure of Non Passing and Non Conforming Trans Identified People Editor: Eddie Jude Contributors: Megan Madden, Travis Alabanza, Tasha Tristan, Rhiannon Rober, Thryn Hare, Janae Shepherd, Amndissolved, Taylor Heywood, Maëlys Lecastor, Dani Ko Flux, Aya Mccabre, Dmitri-Coco Miller, Geoff, PAiNt, Rex Leonowicz, Rory, Clementine Morrigan, Girlie Wilson,

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  • Stop Telling Women How to Feel

    Stop Telling Women How to Feel0

    This is not a piece of hard-hitting journalism. I didn’t bury myself under a mountain of research before sitting in front of my computer to write, and that is on purpose. I’m here to talk feelings, because I am sick of women being policed for expressing their real and legitimate emotions.

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  • Get On With Ron: Ronald Wimberly, Cartoonist in Profile

    Get On With Ron: Ronald Wimberly, Cartoonist in Profile3

    You may have heard of Ronald Wimberly. Perhaps you discovered him through The Nib when they published “Lighten Up,” in which he discusses being told by an X-Men editor to lighten a character’s skin, and then elaborates on the complexity of skin tone, race, ethnicity, and mainstream comics’ narrow view on the subject. Maybe you’re a

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