Love in Action
The SFUAD Feminist Collective is now looking for submissions for both its upcoming Spring Zine and End-of-the-Year Art Show, “Love in Action.” The two projects complement each other. The collective wanted to give writers an opportunity to be a part of the work they are doing and began making zines last year. The zines are showcased at the connected art show. Last year’s show, “Sex, Kink, and Consent,” was a major success and this year’s exhibition promises to be just as enticing. Both the zine and art show have the same title. When picking the title for the two projects, Collective President Maria Siino was inspired by the quote “Love is an action, never simply a feeling,” and the feminist theorist behind it, Bell Hooks. “She has a lot of really cool things to say,” says Siino. “Her theory is really good and really worth reading… she doesn’t pull any stops on anything but she also talks a lot about how love and compassion are really central to activism.”
Collective member Haley Porter is excited about the zine, having had an interest in making one for a while now. “I think they’re neat…They’re a cool part of youth culture that aren’t really around as much anymore because of the Internet.” Porter hopes to see a lot of poetry in the submissions and says the Collective plans to put in quotes from feminist theorists and philosophers. The Collective considers the show a celebration of this year’s initiatives, such as the SAFER Teach-In in November. Members also hope to spread a message of acceptance, compassion and education about intersectional feminism. The Collective is looking for work that falls into that same vein, including the negative effects of homophobia, ableism, racism, transphobia etc. “It’s kind of a generally themed show. It’s mostly just to [showcase] feminist art and whatever that means to you,” explains Siino. While the zine is primarily writing, Siino says that the collective will also accept visual art so long as it is formatted in a way that lends itself to publication. These submissions must be submitted in a JPG format. Most visual art, however, will go to the art show. Students who are interested in submitting any type of writing should email their submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Visual artists should also email their work to the collective. Visual artists with physical pieces of art will need to schedule a time with the collective to pick up their art. Submissions for both the zine and art show close at midnight on May 1. The show will open May 8 at Warehouse 21.