October 2019

We want to give a massive shoutout to Rachel Hoffman who helped us design and print a fancy new version of our Trans and Queer Resistance to Policing timeline, a core activity for one of our most popular workshops! Hit her up for all your graphic design needs!

The Chicago Architecture Biennial …And Other Such Stories is underway. In addition to an essay of ours being featured in a CAB-commissioned publication by The Funambulist, we participated at the end of last month in a public conversation titled Aesthetics of Violence and Resistance, from Fashion to Architecture, alongside Hoda Katebi and Leena Odeh. We appreciate the unique commitment of this year’s Biennial curators to Chicago residents, grassroots organizations, and radical struggles for a more equitable city.

We have our first feature in Them Magazine for their Queer History Month series, profiling the Women & Children First feminist bookstore, a Chicago institution celebrating its 40th year in business. The piece examines the store’s history, its unique commitments to disability justice, youth empowerment, and trans liberation as core to the feminist project, and future challenges the current staff are hoping to tackle. Look for it in the coming weeks!

We are taking the rest of October off! Summer was packed, the early fall has already included a lot of travel, and we are using the remainder of the season to settle into our new apartment, and reestablish some of our self-care routines that have fallen to the wayside in recent months.

Thank you for your continued support. It allows us to work, and it allows us to rest.

BH