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CaptureTowards Transformative Justice

generation FIVE has spent the last decade, with allies across movements and across the country, developing Transformative Justice. Transformative Justice is an approach to respond to and prevent child sexual abuse and other forms of violence that puts transformation and liberation at the heart of the change. It is an approach the looks at the individual and community experiences as well as the social conditions. It is an approach that looks to integrate both personal and social transformation.

  • Our aim was to develop intervention and prevention that aligned with:
    our analysis of child sexual abuse as both one of the symptoms and perpetuators of oppression and violence
  • politics committed to systemic change and liberation our commitment to healing, agency, and accountbility
  • the actual relationships and situations in which child sexual abuse happens the oppression and limitations of state responses. Through this we developed Transformative Justice. We will spend the next decade, with so many others exploring similar approaches, learning to apply the principles and practices of Transformative Justice.

z my body my pleasureMy Body My Pleasure My Choice

A positive sexuality booklet for young people

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Geoff

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“living not existing #2” is a 28 page black and white zine. it heavily discusses addiction, drug use, sobriety and recovery. this zine talks about using drugs, getting sober and maintaining sobriety. it emphasizes ways and strategies to support sober people. this zine touches on the experience of being mixed race and genderqueer. this perzine is intimate, personal and vulnerable.

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“living not existing” is a 28 page black and white zine. it’s the first issue of the new perzine series by geoff. it features writing, notes, posts on social media and doodles. “living not existing” is themed around living a life in recovery, being grateful for the struggles and being blessed by successes, whatever they may be. this zine shares experiences on addiction, substance use, recovery, sobriety, queerness, mixed race identity, genderqueerness, spirituality, struggles and opportunities for growth. “living not existing” is an intimate invitation into geoff’s personal life.

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“areolas and eyelashes” is a 32 page zine, featuring a colour cover, features creative non-fiction pieces and questions that challenge the reader to interrogate their own experiences with substance use. this backgrounds are inspired by scenes from 90s movies that i loved when i was a kid (and still do today) and work to compliment the texts. this zine invites the reader to intimately explore experiences of trauma, disability, accessibility, substance use, addiction, recovery, queerness, femme identity, resentment, spirituality, mixed race identity, genderqueer identity, emotionality and love with the writer.

“i am from a home where silent rules and quietness echoed. you could hear the dishes clang against each other, the buzz of the tv, but never the words “i love you”. you couldn’t hear love, maybe you would see it, but i could never feel it”.

This is a beautiful zine, about trauma, addiction, femme, PTSD, sobriety, being misgendered and misraced, written by a “rad, mixed-race gender queer anarchist that believes in creating communities of love and still dreams of smashing the state…”        – Cindy Crabb

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“fractured///enigmas” is a 36 page zine that features photography and creative writing pieces. the zine explores and complicates understandings of identity, intimacy, community, queerness, gender, anarchy, mental health experiences, fashion, race, ethnicity, 12-step culture, disability, addiction, recovery, trauma, memory,  & spirituality. the artwork for this zine is inspired by pop culture, urban street wear, nature and personal photographs.

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“nobody cares: pieces to pathways” is a 20 page zine that features creative writings, online status updates and academic texts. “nobody cares” is inspired by a saying that my dear friend kyle used to say. this saying has always inspired me because when he used to say “nobody cares”, i still always cared for him no matter what. this zine covers topics ranging from selfie culture, to sober stories, mixed race identity, difficulties and humility. it features a colour cover with images and backgrounds that have been repurposed from old magazines. during the time this zine was written, the following quote from author thomas king was kept in mind, “the truth about stories is that that’s all we are”.to live outside of sexist conditioning and norms.” —Herizons Magazine

beyond barsBeyond Bars: An essay about the impacts of intoxication culture and substance use on trans culture 

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faith over fearfaith over fear

8 1/2 by 11 full colour glossy print featuring collage and creative writing.

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8 1/2 by 11 full colour glossy print featuring collage and creative writing.

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8 1/2 by 11 full colour glossy print featuring collage and creative writing.

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Ghost Lungs

ghost lungs no. 3 (spring 2014).

40 pages at ½ letter size. this zine is about fatness, binding, & healing. images of whales and deep sea diving, translucent cover.

ghost2ghost lungs no. 2 (winter 2012-spring 2013).

36 pages at ½ letter size. the pages of this zine are made from the atlas i used the first time i drove across the country by myself. journal entries from the last five years about travel, sadness, wanderlust, friendship, & finding that quiet space in yourself.

“They say that when you lose something you ought to retrace your steps in order to figure out where you last held it…” In this issue, Em revisits the last few years, leaving their hometown, people close to them dying, being in a relationship of repeated sexual assault, reading Borderlands, asking their friend what it’s like to be wealthy, depression, restlessness, living in Birmingham, New Orleans, the Midwest. writing. trying to make meaning. moving back to their hometown.- Cindy Crabb

ghost lungs no. 1 (summer 2012).

46 pages at ¼ letter size. collaged and text-heavy. it has writing about queerness, names, my grandma dying, failure, desire, & survival.

here’s a little review from ravenswing zines: spooky organs

three crushes (winter 2013).

12 pages at ¼ letter size. collages and three short story-poems about crushes that i’ve had: the aching rush, how things smelled and felt.

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