8 ½ x 11 paper
new deadline: March 31st (email/talk about it with me prior)
If you’re interested in submitting something but don’t feel comfortable illustrating or you don’t know what to write, please contact me and we can figure something out together.
These are the topics and ideas people are working on:
*Ashley: A comic about her experience with the “bipolar” aspects of bisexuality, the sexual fluidity and beauty against the lack of community/space and having one’s identity questioned. Dispelling stereotypes about bisexuality (ex. all bi girls are straight, all bi guys are gay), different issues when coming out, feeling the pressure to prove your sexuality, being told you don’t know yourself (ex. the transition period.)
*Tristan: “Not Cool,” a comic about his experience with assault. It will be partnered with a page about gender stereotypes around issues of assault and rape, then followed by questions around consent.
*Nikki: “Great Sexpectations” is about her experience with exotification / race fetish and the emotional impact it had on her.
*Saiya: A piece that provides info about alternative methods of gynecology and menstral products.
*Saiya: A personal experience story about a relationship becoming abusive. (Not violent abuse but an abuse of power, emotional abuse, or verbal abuse.)
*Rithika: A piece about her experience learning to define sex beyond penis to vagina intercourse, specifically about various methods of lesbian sex. This may focus on what it means to define sex, validity etc.
*Suzy: A drawing of two people in bed with a written personal narrative about her experience in silencing relationships.
*Jessica and Nik: A comic about a negative experience at the gynecologist. Will lead into what to expect at a gynecologist appointment? Could you guys get in contact with me about your comic?
*Nyna and Chris: Threesome etiquette. Also could partner up with consent pages or sex how to.
*Liza: DIY gyno exam instructions.
*Liza: “Beyond the Finish,” personal experience about breaking down the illusion of “foreplay” and the ordering of sex.
*Liza: Buying a vibrator.
If there are any other concrete ideas coming in please let me know. This is a list of topics and ideas we would like to include that haven’t been covered yet, but of course if you have an idea or experience you want to write about that isn't here, please use that. Just in case you need some help getting started:
a. Physical pictures (photos or drawings of many peoples’ sex organs.)
b. Internal diagrams from a sex positive point of view. (Could be paired with masturbation “how to.”
*Masturbation “how to.” (I have a book about female masturbation if any one is interested in this subj.)
a. The importance of words. Maybe a positive story about a particular experience where some one was considerate with their word choice and it made a difference.
b. A glossary. This could be done at the end, after all submissions have been turned in. If could be a collaborative piece (like the myths section, below.)
*Emphasizing the need for gender-neutral bathrooms. Breaking down misconceptions like “transgender bathroom” or the idea that people “should just pick a gender and use that restroom.”
*The crisis of being made to feel ashamed of one’s sexuality. And the flip side of steps and questions you can ask yourself so you don’t make someone else feel ashamed about their body or sexual expression.
*Myths about sex. (We could all contribute to this segment.)
*A “what to do if…” section. (Ex. If you contract an STI or if you become pregnant or if you identify with a different gender than your sex organs etc.)
*Identifying ways to communicate with your partner during sex.
*Recourse guide with books, websites, zines, clinics, safe spaces etc. This can be complied through out but it would be great if everyone contributed some good info.
Got more ideas? let us know!