Cover for my upcoming zine about weight! More specifically, it is about my partner’s and my experience with weight - even more specifically, about the politics of gender and weight, and of race and weight. And race and weight and gender. YOU KNOW!
It’s going to be mostly text, but with lovely little illustrations (tooting my own horn). It’s all my writing, but includes several interviews with my partner, A., plus just a tonne of creative input/conceptualizing from him (he asked if we could do that instead of him writing). So it’s totally collaborative and he will get a writing credit. I love working with him - he always has the best/funniest ideas. For instance, I sarcastically/goofily said “Let’s call it Fatty Fatty Boombalatty!” and he insisted we did for serious.
It is friggin incredible to have a partner who is always open to discussions about gender and race and class and body issues. He’s not afraid to call me out when I say or do something inadvertently racist/take my white privilege for granted, and gracefully accepts my critical input about his gender privilege. We also are super silly together and mostly just make butt jokes…we’re not uber intellects or anything.