Ever wanted to make your own radical queer gendertastic femmenist coloring book? Well, I did just that at a DIY artist salon hosted by Jacinta Bunnell and Julie Novak — comediennes and authors of Girls Are Not Chicks Coloring Book — and local talent Alicia Swiz at Powell’s Bookstore Chicago on June 26.
Because so much media does not include transgender, queer and feminist characters and ideas, the hosts guided participants through creating media that reflects their ideals. Many coloring books reproduce cultural incompetency, heterosexism, patriarchy, body shaming and the like. Using found images, we remixed traditional coloring books — featuring the likes of Disney Princesses, My Little Pony, Spiderman and other childhood staples — into subversive new coloring books.
Below are the pages from my femmetastic feminist coloring book:
I also found these fat/shion positive pages made by a fellow coloring book creators:
Chicago Childcare Collective blog has a roundup of more coloring book pages from the night.
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