From Kink Out: As an extension of Kink Out’s residency at MoMA PS1, LEATHER LIT DAY on January 11th, brings together kink and sex working people and allies for a day of storytelling, zine making, and community building.
2–5pm zine making, facilitated by Niko Flux & Letter writing to incarcerated sex workers, facilitated by Red
Zines are both whimsical and powerful tools in queer and sex worker communities. Inherently anti-establishment, these DIY magazines circulate to connect communities with art, literature, news, health and safety information, and activism. Queer leather zines like FIST (www.fistzine.com) and TOKEN (from 1998), have shared the identities of sadomasochists, pups, and punks, and the poetry that brews from blood, piss, queer bodies, and bondage. A selection of these zines, curated by Red, are available in Artbook at MoMA PS1 for perusal and purchase.
***SxHx will have our collection of zines for purchase, with all proceeds going to our work and to supporting our comrade Alisha Walker.***
By writing a letter of support to an incarcerated sex worker, we can let community members know they are not forgotten. Writers are asked to keep letters positive, not to out people as sex workers, and set realizable expectations. Additional information and guidelines provided by the Support Ho(s)e Collective can be found at the letter-writing station.