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[livejournal.com profile] rose_lemberg is running a kickstarter for the project An Alphabet of Embers, an "anthology of unclassifiables" intended to showcase approximately 30 lyrical, surreal, magical, experimental pieces that straddle the border between poetry and prose.

Submission guidelines have been made available, but are not open until the project's reached funding!
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I have two friends doing astonishing things, currently, seeking crowdfunding/support.

1. Mia has set up a Patreon account: she brings joy and beauty and light into the world with her art, claws it out of a mire of pain and horror and exhaustion, and sets it gentle between her hands. Patreon is a means to crowd-support artists; Mia says:
I'm a queer Filipina artist who recently immigrated to Australia for True Love. My heart lives halfway between the Philippines -- the land of my birth and the beat of my blood, pugad ng luha ko't dalita -- and Australia, a place whose song I am only just learning, where I am just beginning to put down roots.

2. CN Lester, of a gentleman and a scholar, the Transpose series of fundraisers showcasing trans artists and performers, raising money for charities supporting LGBT+ populations, is crowdfunding their latest album, Aether. I've heard it performed live twice now and I cannot wait to get my hands on a recording of my own - CN is honest and heartbreaking about mood disorders and grief, and sings to you-the-audience about how beautiful you are, how beautiful you look from their perspective, and -- yes. Yes. It is a thing of joy and of wonder, also.
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Yep, that's right: Khaos Komix, an awesome set of stories about the lives of LGBT+ teens, is about to be finished, and there are boxsets. Available.

I- am just saying.
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Regularly scheduled events on Dreamwidth open to all.
Time scales included are daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and whimsically; I'm looking for more events to add, so if you know any that are open to the general public, please do leave a comment at the post or get in touch with me ([personal profile] jjhunter).

#region: dreamwidth
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20 hours left on the clock before it closes, so zoom over immediately to check out Big City Beauty (experienced beauty artist making the leap to opening her own salon and boutique).
'I've served as a volunteer at domestic violence and sexual assault emergency shelters giving haircuts and manicures to women before they go on job interviews, I've always given away free haircuts to kids under 13 - regardless of their parents' financial situation. Looking good truly can help us feel good, too.' )

At this point, every little bit helps - seriously, every dollar, every signal boost. This is the kind of small business that shelters and grows community out and about in the world; I hope you'll join me in investing what you can spare.
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Kickstarter for a new journal co-edited by Susan Stryker and Paisley Currah, both well-known names.

This has potential to be a really exciting academic project, with trans people at the helm. I am keeping my eye on it!

Fair Phone

May. 21st, 2013 06:21 am
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This one seems worth spreading around:

Fair Phone, the socially conscious smartphone.

Europe only so far, but a cool idea. A fully featured Android smartphone built by workers who are treated fairly and with "conflict-free minerals."

But they need 5000 preorders to get the whole thing off the ground.


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