DIY queer feminist coloring book

Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch My Torrid OOTD with Grace and Lex

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:

Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book cover
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book Cinderella strap-on page
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book Bears ending street harassment page
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book Beary Gaymas page
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book Rapunzel page "This princess doesn't need a knight in shining armor to save her."
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book My Gay Little Ponies coloring page
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book Gay Santa page
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch The Fierce Femmetastic Coloring Book Disney Princess Tiana doesn't need your help carrying anything page

I also found these fat/shion positive pages made by a fellow coloring book creators:

Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch fat body love coloring page
Photo: Make your own gendertastic coloring book event at Powell’s books Photo source: Google Images, Anita Butch Grace's rad coloring book pages all laid out for Instagram
Chicago Childcare Collective blog has a roundup of more coloring book pages from the night.

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