DAMN GURL YOUR CARPET LOOKIN STRAIGHT RACHEEEEEEEEEEEETTTTTT…PYEW PYEW PYEWWWWWW
ALL THINGS BROWN, BEAUTIFUL, ANGRY AND QUEER.
THIS CAME ON THE OTHER NIGHT. WAS FEELIN IT HARD.
FEM4FEM //Issue 01: Boys In Crop Tops
Introducing FEM4FEM, a magazine that celebrates all that is transformative, magical, intersectional, and queer. FEM4FEM is the result of one too many wonderful conversations, dialogues, imagined narratives, and self-prophesied alternate timelines between chungsun and odera. FEM4FEM is a restorative elixir; for when sailor moon transformations aren’t working like they used to; when the patriarchy has got you down; or when you think you can’t balance being a radical queer cutie with body rolling to 90s jams while eating too many slices of pizza (hint: you are queer and limitless, you can do all these things and more).
And what better way to kick off FEM4FEM than to celebrate the rebounding trend/act of resistance: the crop top. So everyone go out and prep your body (eating a burrito is my personal favorite) and dawn your favorite crop top.
Other boring artist’s notes: After redesigning all of those Sailor Scouts, I have been looking for new ways to experiment with materials and subject matter. Typically I only inject a very specific portion of my persona into my illustrations (the fantasy aspect that loves mythology + folklore + magical girl/diva tropes). So I am excited to explore content that is more contemporary and inspired by my humor, sexuality, daily living, etc (essentially the side that my friends are more likely to see before I get into my head and think “-afrocentric mythological goddesses at the dreaded gateway swallowing the souls, dreams, and nightmares of spiritchildren at the crossroads WITH SPARKLES AND SWORDS! Like a miyazaki film meets Zap Mama meets octavia butler!!!-.
It’s also extremely refreshing to pull out my yummy series 7 windsor newton brushes and use real ink! I used to be so terrified of ink, but ink has the TripleF/FFF as I like to say: Form, Fluidity, and Freedom. So this is my first attempt at a “finished”/refined illustration without emulating intensive painting techniques.
… .also this isn’t a real magazine (but who know where this project will lead me)
I want to read this article about microaggressions in the bedroom most of all.
Sometimes I want to make sex my work just to teach other people how to be autonomous and in control about their sex.
"Remember when African people were mocked for stretching their earlobes and Indigenous folks for various different piercings and body modifications, but once such practices were adopted by industrial nations during the 80’s/90’s and white folks/White punks/White hipsters started to do it, it was all cool, unique, civil and “Original”? And then when Black, Indigenous & People Of Colour wear these symbols today, we are told often that we are acting ‘white’ or frowned upon by our elders or peers for being inappropriate."