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Sistren’s Book * Call for Submissions * for the Second Edition

August 31, 2006

In June 2005 was published for the first time in Italy a book that explored race, class, gender and sexuality by the perspective of self.identified: women, womanists, warriors, feminists, lesbians, queers, punx, theorists, activists, butches, femmes, tomboys of colors.

Sistren enclose texts, poetry by authors/activists/poets as : Aishah Shahidah Simmons, Barbara Smith, Nikki Giovanni, Wanda Coleman, Laureen Jade , Martin, Olga Navarro, Sashinka Gourguinpour, Ayanna Serwa, Patience Agbabi,  Qianya S. Martin … and interviews with: Le Groupe du 6 Novembre, Kagendo Murungi …

July 2th, 2005 the release book party at the Lesbian Squat “Luna e le Altre”  in Rome was a success and a joy for all those tired of the invisibility of People of Colors  in the Feminist & Lesbian contexts in Italy.

The first edition of Sistren was sold-out and the second edition is actually working in progress.

Looking at Sistren’s first edition, it’s visible a lack in documenting the experience by transgender, transexual, intersexual, gender-bender people of colors as much the lack of texts that document the reality to growing up mix-race, mestizas, bi-racial in our society.

These topics are very important at the vision of Sistren in rappresenting the large variety of our experiences as people of colors.

Feel free to pass this to people you think would be interested to take part at the book.

Feel free to submitt your work or let us interview you !

Don’t forget to send a small biography along with your text.

Deadlines: January 2007


IMPORTANT: Sistren is a book and a project totally d.i.y. — this means not money are made by the book.

Money by the sold-copies will serve to re-print new copies ’til people will continue to ask the book.

Submissions are accepted in English, French and Spanish. The texts will be translated in Italian.

Each person who will submitt her/his/ze’s own work will receive a free copy of the book and infos as the project will develop in the future.

There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives – Audre Lorde

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  1. September 1, 2006 11:02 am

    Hi, sounds like a great project,
    I would be interested in submitting a text / images. I am a Danish, Korean adoptee artist working with issues of trans-identity (trans-race/gender/culture)

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