Intimacies Zine Volume 1 (SEA Orders Only)
Intimacies Zine: dismantling first times, second bases, and other intimate milestones
- 28 pages, printed in black and white, A5 size, and stapled
- Volume 1 is split into two sections - "Kindling" and "Embers" - made up of 11 essays
I grew up on romcoms, Sweet Valley High, and friends who rotated merrily through a carousel of crushes. I grew up Muslim, sheltered, and shy. I was taught to see kissing and dating and sex and all the acts that came attached as rites of passage, and it seemed everyone else was breezing through them while I graduated high school and college, got my first job, and then my second, saw birthday after birthday pass wondering, "Is something wrong with me? Am I being left behind?"
This zine explores my journey with physical intimacy, touch, and sex through thirty something short essays of varying length. Volume 1's first section spans years, moments where I questioned and struggled with the concept of intimacy, grew and unlearned, felt sadness, loneliness, angst, anger, suspicion, fatigue, yearning. The second section explores the beginning of things starting to change, to make more sense, to become queerer, where I started being able to find ways to be intimate outside of the scripts that always excluded me.
Please note that this listing is for those purchasing the zine from Southeast Asia only