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Zoom Flower Crown Magazine is a new digital magazine for young intersectional feminists! We are about having fun but not at the expense of the marginalized. We believe in the power of choice but we believe in examining those choices as well. We believe in body positivity! We believe in sex positivity that doesn’t exclude asexuals. We believe in fighting for our sisters not just our cisters. And we most certainly do NOT believe in the silencing and erasure of women of color. We believe in self love. We are a lifestyle magazine with a socially conscious lean.
We are looking for:
Writers
Photographers
Artists
Graphic designers (especially those with experience in the making of digital magazines).
Selfies for our fashion/reader sections. (We will be featuring readers/followers in a special section where readers share photographs about their days. In addition, there will be a fashion section featuring the fashion of our readers.)
Please include your tumblr and twitter urls with submissions.
Submissions due July 20th!!
We will try to get back to submitters by July 26th!
Please email non-selfie submissions and regular contributor queries toshanice@flowercrownmag.com.
All fashion/reader selfies must go to alisha@flowercrownmag.com
If you’d like to regularly contribute please include in your email:
A paragraph about yourself and your interest
A portfolio (if looking for photographer,artist, or design positions)
Two writing samples if looking to join as a writer.
Ideas about what you’d like to contribute each month in the magazine or to the tumblr.
Once again please include tumblr and twitter urls.
Our first issue is summer themed we’re looking for work pertaining to street harassment, colorism, summer friendship rituals, summer memories, body image, summer playlists, anything having to do with summer, etc.

Flower Crown Magazine is a new digital magazine for young intersectional feminists! We are about having fun but not at the expense of the marginalized. We believe in the power of choice but we believe in examining those choices as well. We believe in body positivity! We believe in sex positivity that doesn’t exclude asexuals. We believe in fighting for our sisters not just our cisters. And we most certainly do NOT believe in the silencing and erasure of women of color. We believe in self love. We are a lifestyle magazine with a socially conscious lean.

We are looking for:

  • Writers
  • Photographers
  • Artists
  • Graphic designers (especially those with experience in the making of digital magazines).
  • Selfies for our fashion/reader sections. (We will be featuring readers/followers in a special section where readers share photographs about their days. In addition, there will be a fashion section featuring the fashion of our readers.)

Please include your tumblr and twitter urls with submissions.

Submissions due July 20th!!

We will try to get back to submitters by July 26th!

Please email non-selfie submissions and regular contributor queries toshanice@flowercrownmag.com.

All fashion/reader selfies must go to alisha@flowercrownmag.com

If you’d like to regularly contribute please include in your email:

  • A paragraph about yourself and your interest
  • A portfolio (if looking for photographer,artist, or design positions)
  • Two writing samples if looking to join as a writer.
  • Ideas about what you’d like to contribute each month in the magazine or to the tumblr.

Once again please include tumblr and twitter urls.

Our first issue is summer themed we’re looking for work pertaining to street harassment, colorism, summer friendship rituals, summer memories, body image, summer playlists, anything having to do with summer, etc.

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Zoom Summer 2014 | bois in the pool | cheeeeylin

Summer 2014 | bois in the pool | cheeeeylin

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Zoom El’Jai Devoureau, Transjustice advocate

El’Jai Devoureau, Transjustice advocate

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Zoom black-culture:

Street harassment is real. @zellieimani

black-culture:

Street harassment is real. @zellieimani

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Zoom 
Help joINT Literary launch and sustain a writing workshop series for queer, trans, and gender-non-conforming youth in Georgetown, SC and Washington, DC. This fundraiser not only is for a necessary cause, but also boasts of fabulous prizes from Black Girl Dangerous creator Mia McKenzie, slam poet J Mase III, poet Kai Davis, and more! Donate here.
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Help joINT Literary launch and sustain a writing workshop series for queer, trans, and gender-non-conforming youth in Georgetown, SC and Washington, DC. This fundraiser not only is for a necessary cause, but also boasts of fabulous prizes from Black Girl Dangerous creator Mia McKenzie, slam poet J Mase III, poet Kai Davis, and more! Donate here.

Twitter | Facebook

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Zoom kingtexas:

🎉🎈🎊 One more year around the sun… 28. Yesterday was real. I was surrounded by the best of the best. Thank you to everyone who has not only supported me, but has respected me throughout this journey. Thank you for riding with me. Thank you for being there for me through the ups and downs. You know who you are. (at Kale Kastle)

kingtexas:

🎉🎈🎊 One more year around the sun… 28. Yesterday was real. I was surrounded by the best of the best. Thank you to everyone who has not only supported me, but has respected me throughout this journey. Thank you for riding with me. Thank you for being there for me through the ups and downs. You know who you are. (at Kale Kastle)

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love to the homie KING TEXAS. 

kingtexas:

This was more than a celebration of my return around the sun… more than a celebration of my one year of being a self made man.. this was about community and bringing together amazing artists who inspire me every day.  Some have just entered my life and others have been in my life for a very long time.  Some folks weren’t caught because they had left earlier.  Thank you for coming by and celebrating LIFE. This is going to continue to be a beautiful ride.  So much love. 

Top: Toyin Odutola / Steph Watts (L-R): Kim Drew and Jennifer Packer Bottom: Stas Mehschel and Randy B. (L-R): Ryann Holmes and Nelson (Norvis Jr.

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Zoom so14below:

vintagexlife:

Crooklyn Baseball Jersey 

NEED.
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kingtexas:

tiona + allison . how we love . nyc . 2014

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Zoom *Does super excited black weirdo hip roll*

*Does super excited black weirdo hip roll*

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searchingforsafespaces:

decolonize-all-the-things:

radtasticly-anomalous:

Young scholars with big dreams and huge hearts striving to make the world a better place!

I love everything about these photos

the ankle and foot game though?

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Zoom HOMEBOIS DON’T WRITE
homebois we don’t write enough love poems.we re-name ourselves izzie from Isabella,casey from Cassandra, kay from Kathleen.we run out of ink for our stories cuz we’ve beenrunning through doors of male and female, never satisfied.           we stunnin’ baggy jeans and bright colors over the sirens,we stop cars and walk with stride that makes the concrete self-consciousabout it’s own stability.hitting pavement at the tip-toes of summer,there you go talkin’ about how you  “need a woman pregnant and barefoot.”as I shutter asking,           are you gonna find a stiletto ready to stab youif the knight sticks don’t come get you first?asking- are you gonna be that bullet that is a mouth?asking- are you gonna be that missile that blasts your woman until she misses you,even when you will both be in the same bed?if we make ourselves harder than bone,            make us a legacy that is beyond all this.cuz I’ve been running through doors of male and female,never satisfied.that makes you nervous doesn’t it?are you worried, your palms sweatybecause I am NOT that kind of a manAGstudbutchboiwarrior           and that might make you obsolete, that means this whole systemneeds a revision. that means, we have to ask ourselves dailyare you are doing your homework?homebois, we don’t write enough love poems toourselves. spell out our soft syllables unapologetically, lettingthe ferocity in us extend us a strength beyond stiff jaw and cold silence,the stuff of abandoned buildings.let us unfold the photos with us dipped in lace and dresses and laugh.let the most tender cipher surround us not be our mother’s tears for the lossof a daughter.let us hold our breaths for the sakia gunns and the fong lee’s, as itcould easily be our sweat on this sidewalk.let us adore the swiftness of kisses in moonlight rather than thepummeling cusses of strangers scared of difference.let the tensile ace bandage be a testament across this chest, waving like prophetsof a gender war.let every poor black brown and yellow butch see her way intoa paintbrush, a camera, an uprock, a computer, and not into the hips ofhand grenades chucked on someone else’s homeland.to every person who squirms in the bathrooms, classrooms, and on stagesnext to me, let them know that this moment is a clue of your queerness.let them know my titas are at casinos burning this American dream away toolet them know my kuyas christen their kid’s foreheads and give me daps with the same hands.let them know that each time they make fun of us, they could be in a feather boa,singing prince, showing their wives some force that will drive them toward and not away.let their children run up and down the city  as the confident queer kids, who getscholarships to college for a GSA or for promoting safety at school,you being the backward parent they divulge to teachers they are ashamed of.let me not reveal my monster each time I hear “I’ll fuck you straight.”let my fingers not be readied trigger, grabbing sharp objects for stabbing back,to turn them into the  bloodiest meat they make of mewith their pyramid of power.let me walk away without harm, disbanding my razor-edgethat could cut their lifelines, slice steel song into their temples,shear off their pride as soon as they start to unzip their pants.let us know we can do thisand make it clear:we choose not to.universe, if we can make ourselves harder than bone,  harder than stone,           make us a legacy that is beyond all this.



A 2009 Campus Pride Hot List artist, 2013 Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and 2013 Trans 100 Honoree, Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, educator, and martial artist navigating life as a disabled pin@y amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Please see his online swerve at: kaybarrett.net and on twitter @kulandaybarrett.

HOMEBOIS DON’T WRITE

homebois we don’t write enough love poems.
we re-name ourselves izzie from Isabella,
casey from Cassandra, kay from Kathleen.

we run out of ink for our stories cuz we’ve been
running through doors of male and female, never satisfied.
           
we stunnin’ baggy jeans and bright colors over the sirens,
we stop cars and walk with stride that makes the concrete self-conscious
about it’s own stability.

hitting pavement at the tip-toes of summer,
there you go talkin’ about how you  
“need a woman pregnant and barefoot.”

as I shutter asking,
           are you gonna find a stiletto ready to stab you
if the knight sticks don’t come get you first?

asking- are you gonna be that bullet that is a mouth?
asking- are you gonna be that missile that blasts your woman until she misses you,
even when you will both be in the same bed?

if we make ourselves harder than bone,
            make us a legacy that is beyond all this.

cuz I’ve been running through doors of male and female,
never satisfied.

that makes you nervous doesn’t it?
are you worried, your palms sweaty

because I am NOT that kind of a man

AG
stud
butch
boi
warrior

           and that might make you obsolete, that means this whole system
needs a revision. that means, we have to ask ourselves daily

are you are doing your homework?

homebois, we don’t write enough love poems to
ourselves. spell out our soft syllables unapologetically, letting
the ferocity in us extend us a strength beyond stiff jaw and cold silence,
the stuff of abandoned buildings.

let us unfold the photos with us dipped in lace and dresses and laugh.
let the most tender cipher surround us not be our mother’s tears for the loss
of a daughter.

let us hold our breaths for the sakia gunns and the fong lee’s, as it
could easily be our sweat on this sidewalk.
let us adore the swiftness of kisses in moonlight rather than the
pummeling cusses of strangers scared of difference.
let the tensile ace bandage be a testament across this chest, waving like prophets
of a gender war.

let every poor black brown and yellow butch see her way into
a paintbrush, a camera, an uprock, a computer, and not into the hips of
hand grenades chucked on someone else’s homeland.
to every person who squirms in the bathrooms, classrooms, and on stages
next to me, let them know that this moment is a clue of your queerness.
let them know my titas are at casinos burning this American dream away too

let them know my kuyas christen their kid’s foreheads and give me daps with the same hands.
let them know that each time they make fun of us, they could be in a feather boa,
singing prince, showing their wives some force that will drive them toward and not away.
let their children run up and down the city  as the confident queer kids, who get
scholarships to college for a GSA or for promoting safety at school,
you being the backward parent they divulge to teachers they are ashamed of.

let me not reveal my monster each time I hear “I’ll fuck you straight.”
let my fingers not be readied trigger, grabbing sharp objects for stabbing back,
to turn them into the  bloodiest meat they make of me
with their pyramid of power.

let me walk away without harm, disbanding my razor-edge
that could cut their lifelines, slice steel song into their temples,
shear off their pride as soon as they start to unzip their pants.

let us know we can do this
and make it clear:
we choose not to.

universe, if we can make ourselves harder than bone,  harder than stone,
           make us a legacy that is beyond all this.


A 2009 Campus Pride Hot List artist, 2013 Trans Justice Funding Project Panelist, and 2013 Trans 100 Honoree, Kay Ulanday Barrett is a poet, performer, educator, and martial artist navigating life as a disabled pin@y amerikan transgender queer in the U.S. with struggle, resistance, and laughter. Please see his online swerve at: kaybarrett.net and on twitter @kulandaybarrett.

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Zoom meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

meandmybois:

#OUTINTHENIGHT #NJ4

Anyone got deets on this film?

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Zoom the-unfeminine-female:

heartsinrevolt

the-unfeminine-female:

heartsinrevolt

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If you are Gay, Lesbian, or Bisexual

tal9000:

and you have spaces you can safely be out in that are not bars that you hope the police won’t raid and publish the names of everyone they pick up in in the next morning’s newspaper

THANK A TRANS WOMAN OF COLOR.

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