During this time of transition from summer to fall, I've been grateful to have the opportunity to do some heartwork! I applied for funding for a community event with Bricks & Glitter, and while the original iteration didn't prove to be successful (you can read more about this here), it was adapted into a zine called 'CRIP COLLAB'.
I envisioned CRIP COLLAB to be a zine featuring the works of racialized disabled 2SLGBTQ artists (with the intention to include as many Black and/or Indigenous community members as possible). I wanted the digital version of the zine to be ready by the end of Bricks & Glitter's festival, so everything happened pretty quickly. A call to artists was put out, and I received over 40 applications. There were 14 artist spots available, and majority of the artists featured are Black and/or Indigenous.
Both disability, and 2SLGBTQ+ communities tend to get whitewashed, but racialized crip queers exist, and that's what CRIP COLLAB is about.
This is Issue 1, because I hope to support and facilitate more CRIP COLLABs in the future.