Call For Submissions!
Chris asked fellow bloggers to post this call for submissions, retrieved from Jay and it looks like a fascinating project, so reader: I dispatch you.
There are, with consideration to 25 years ago, a plethora of books addressing the ‘social construction of masculinity.’ About 90 books deal specifically with trangender identities. To my knowledge only four of the 90 specifically offer more than an obligatory glimpse of what is repeatedly understood as the ‘illusive Ftm of color.’
In other words, where are the voices, opinions, insight of all the black, brown, red and yellow tomboys, “thatways,” butches, bull daggers, ‘brothers,’ guys like us, etc? Who is recording our journeys in this lifetime? How are women of color dealing with being seen as masculine, living like / as, wanting to be ‘men?’ Where do we find support, education, resources and self-esteem? Are we silent because it is “not an issue?” Is it a “white thing/way” to want to find answers to these questions? Where are the unpublished works of our poets, authors, theorist, teachers, artist, photographers, performers, peers and mentors? I am certain I am not the only one in this world who wants to know.
So I have been asked to edit an anthology on `persons of color’ (I know this term has its problems…if it offends you my apologies. Trust me when I say I wrestled in near agony, before making the choice to use it. I ultimately decided it was distracting me from the task at hand, by giving me a reason to procrastinate. “Lord knows I need no help puttin’ off.”) who are / were born female and now live all or a significant portion of their lives as masculine women (butches, studs, aggressors, ballers, playas….,) Ftm, transmen (boi, daddy, tranny, tranny fag, G3 [gee cued –gender gifted guy,] drag kings, male illusionists, gender performers, transgenders, transsexuals, gender-queers and the likes.
All submissions, commentary and visual history shall be fully considered. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ACADEMIC, “POLITICALLY APPROPRIATE” or “GRAMMATICALLY CORRECT” I am also accepting photos, written works, sketches, drawings, digital imagery, reprints, project descriptions, cartoons, erotica and more.
That's all the info I have for you now, but I'll get more to you soon as I see it. Start writing, drawing, culling, planning.