Last Friday, we hosted Eloisa Aquino for the launch of The Life and Times of Butch Dykes, a collection of fanzines about strong women and non-binary people who defied the societal norms and were themselves!
For the Brazilian-Canadian artist and zinester Eloisa Aquino, zines are the perfect artistic medium. They can tell a short yet powerful story, and are often accompanied with beautiful illustrations to link the two. Zines have no hierarchy or power imbalance. The reader and the creator are on the same level; they interact in the same way. For Eloisa, this is a very important part of art. Being honest, authentic and speaking for the community.
The Life and Times of Butch Dykes is a beautiful and powerful piece, one that deserves to be read and even studied! You can pick up a copy of the book at the store now.
Thank you very much for a wonderful event!
Life & Times of Butch Dykes, The
Throughout history, many women and nonbinary people have defied society's expectations of feminine behavior and appearance in order to live a more authentic life....More Info