1. Fundraising for new anthology on autism and race by autistic people of color

    namelessthingsdismantle:

    I’m editing this awesome new project in partnership with the Autism Women’s Network, and I hope folks will consider donating if they can to help make this a reality. 

    Stay tuned in the next few days, because we’ll be releasing the formal call for submissions then! Until the official thing goes out, questions can be emailed to lydia@autistichoya.com. Thanks everyone!

    Leaving Evidence

    I am a proud autistic of color working with the Autism Women’s Network to create the first ever anthology of writings by autistics of color about our lives, our experiences, our histories, our communities, our struggles, our passions, and our resilience. Our stories deserve to be told both for us and for future generations that will come after us. They are stories of segregation in education, police brutality, families of birth, adoption, and choosing, ableism connected to racism, finding community, making home, survival, and resilience.  They are stories of being autistic in a neurotypical world and stories of being racialized in a white-dominant world. 

    Disabled, queer, and racialized activist Mia Mingus urges us to leave evidence that we existed so that our stories and our lives will not be erased or forgotten. The Autism Women’s Network is committed to supporting projects that connect disability rights to other struggles and movements. This anthology will help us explore new ground for autistic communities of color whose stories need to be told. 

    As an autistic person of color, it’s not uncommon for me to go to autistic community events and find myself to be the only non-white person there or sometimes one of only a few. Yet it is impossible to separate my experiences as autistic from my experiences as a transracial East Asian adoptee. Here’s the important part — I’m not the only one. We are everywhere. Indigenous and native, mixed-race and multiracial, Black, Brown, South Asian, East Asian, of color, racialized — and autistic. Our lives and our stories matter. 

    We invite you to support us in amplifying our voices. 

    What We Need

    We are raising money to cover the costs of printing and publication, which include print and alternate formats, ISBNs so we can place copies in libraries, and small stipends for the project leads. 

    Additional funds raised will go toward increasing availability of alternative formats, including online access. Any further additional funds will go to the Autism Women’s Network to support other projects empowering autistic women.  

    Risks & Challenges

    Because we are soliciting contributions from people who may have multiple disabilities, chronic pain or other illnesses, and language and communication impairments, it is possible we will fall behind schedule. We aim to finish publishing the anthology in 2015, but may need to be flexible about deadlines. 

    Who We Are

    My name is Lydia Brown (though you might know me better as Autistic Hoya). I’m an activist and writer focusing on violence against multiply-marginalized disabled people, including hate crimes, policy brutality, and prisoner abuse. At present, I am serving on the board of the Autism Women’s Network. I am also president and co-founder of the Washington Metro Disabled Students Collective. I have worked with the Autistic Self Advocacy Network’s national office, and am a past Patricia Morrissey Disability Policy Fellow at the Institute for Educational Leadership. In 2013, I was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for disability rights. 

    The mission of the Autism Women’s Network (AWN) is to provide effective supports to Autistic women and girls of all ages through a sense of community, advocacy and resources. AWN is committed to recognizing and celebrating diversity and the many intersectional experiences of Autistic women.  AWN welcomes all women, supporters of women, those who have at one time identified as women and non binary gender variant individuals.  AWN recognizes and affirms the gender identity of each individual.  AWN also welcomes the support and community of those who do not and have not identified as women as allies to support us in our work.

    Other Ways You Can Help

    You may not be able to donate money, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

    • Ask folks to get the word out and share our fundraiser on social media and in your network! (Indiegogo has some nifty buttons that let you do that.)
    • Consider submitting your own writing or suggesting autistic people of color who may be interested in submitting! 

    Thank you so much for your support. Onward!

    Hey. Um…

    I can get you free ISBNs, if you want.

    Also… Um… I’m a publisher? And this is kind of exactly the sort of thing we would be interested in helping you out with.

    And, like, the main editor (nina) is an autistic trans woman of colour…. So. Um. Yeah.

  2. discounts for decolonizing trans/gender 101

    publishbiyuti:

    b. binaohan has discount codes for anyone who can’t afford the $12 cover price:

    • $4 off for any Indigenous and/or person of colour impacted by transmisogyny
    • $3 off for all other qtipoc
    • $2 off for all other oppressed people (here is the code: WNVY33SW).

    you have to buy it at the createspace website instead of amazon

    send an ask to get a discount code

    we absolutely will not be verifying anyone’s request for these. we just ask that people don’t abuse the $4 discount, since this is selling the book at cost, which means that b. won’t get any royalties.

    once you have a code, feel free to share with your friends. we might periodically change the codes, but we’ll update everyone when this happens.

  3. discounts for decolonizing trans/gender 101

    b. binaohan has discount codes for anyone who can’t afford the $12 cover price:

    • $4 off for any Indigenous and/or person of colour impacted by transmisogyny
    • $3 off for all other qtipoc
    • $2 off for all other oppressed people (here is the code: WNVY33SW).

    you have to buy it at the createspace website instead of amazon

    send an ask to get a discount code

    we absolutely will not be verifying anyone’s request for these. we just ask that people don’t abuse the $4 discount, since this is selling the book at cost, which means that b. won’t get any royalties.

    once you have a code, feel free to share with your friends. we might periodically change the codes, but we’ll update everyone when this happens.

  4. Make Love to Rage the devastatingly femme book of poetry by Morgan Robyn Collado is finally available for download and purchase.

From the back of the book:


  This collection of poetry is a cleansing and transformative journey that takes us from rage to love with a depth of emotion and beauty in words that is breathtaking. The first part, ‘Rage,’ communicates the rage and anger caused by injustice, in immediate and visceral ways. The transition into ‘Making’ has all the mess and beauty inherent in the seasons of autumn and spring. After the rage, after the making, we have ‘Love.’ And the sweetness, caring, and compassion of these poems is a soothing balm after the rage. Yet, it also underscores that deep love, more than anything, fuels rage over injustice.


You won’t regret buying this book of poetry!

    Make Love to Rage the devastatingly femme book of poetry by Morgan Robyn Collado is finally available for download and purchase.

    From the back of the book:

    This collection of poetry is a cleansing and transformative journey that takes us from rage to love with a depth of emotion and beauty in words that is breathtaking. The first part, ‘Rage,’ communicates the rage and anger caused by injustice, in immediate and visceral ways. The transition into ‘Making’ has all the mess and beauty inherent in the seasons of autumn and spring. After the rage, after the making, we have ‘Love.’ And the sweetness, caring, and compassion of these poems is a soothing balm after the rage. Yet, it also underscores that deep love, more than anything, fuels rage over injustice.

    You won’t regret buying this book of poetry!

  5. fyqueerlatinxs:

    Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books!

    1. Trauma Queen by Lovemme Corazón
    2. Chulito by Charles Rice-Gonzalez
    3. Down to the Bone by Maya Lazara Dole
    4. City of Night by John Rechy
    5. The Rain God by Arturo Islas
    6. The Dirty Girls Social Club by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez
    7. The Cha Cha Files: A Chapina Poetica by Maya Chinchilla
    8. Their Dogs Came with Them by Helena Maria Viramontes
    9. Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Colladooc

    Oh. Hey.

    Did u know that *two* of these books were published by us?

    Support biyuti publishing! Literally the _only_ twoc focused publishing house.

  6. subscribe to biyuti publishing!

    Hey. So. Um.

    Due to some feedback and requests, we’ve switched payment processors to paypal! All standing memberships will (of course) still be paid via stripe/credit card. Unless you don’t want to… then you can do it via paypal!

    (Although… I’m really not sure how one would go about doing this. ???)

    Remember: subscribing to biyuti publishing means being able to read all the books before anyone else AND access to all the web versions of the books.

    What does this mean?

    It means that subscribers have been able to read Make Love to Rage by Morgan Robyn Collado for, like, weeks before anyone other than the lucky few who were able to attend the launch party. It should be available in stores pretty soon…

    BUT YOU CAN READ IT RIGHT NAO!

  7. Hey! So after seeing how confusing people found her sort of ironic blurb for decolonizing trans/gender 101, b. binaohan has written a new one!


  tired of reading yet another trans/gender 101 entirely centered around white people and their normative narratives? tired of feeling like you must be this tall to be trans enough to belong in the ~community~? tired of feeling like the white trans community is erasing your experiences?
  
  having gender feels but not understanding how they fit into the current white hegemonic discourse on gender?
  
  decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible (and non-academic) critique of many of the fundamental concepts in white trans/gender theory and discourse. written for the indigenous and/or person of colour trying to understand how their gender is/has been impacted by whiteness and colonialism.


Follow this link to buy in various places!

Also… short note: we’ve also redone the interior of the book ‘cause nina finally saw a paper copy and realized that she’d put the margin a little too close to the edge of the page. Sorry! She is still learning everything as b. steps away from managing the business.

    Hey! So after seeing how confusing people found her sort of ironic blurb for decolonizing trans/gender 101, b. binaohan has written a new one!

    tired of reading yet another trans/gender 101 entirely centered around white people and their normative narratives? tired of feeling like you must be this tall to be trans enough to belong in the ~community~? tired of feeling like the white trans community is erasing your experiences?

    having gender feels but not understanding how they fit into the current white hegemonic discourse on gender?

    decolonizing trans/gender 101 is a short, accessible (and non-academic) critique of many of the fundamental concepts in white trans/gender theory and discourse. written for the indigenous and/or person of colour trying to understand how their gender is/has been impacted by whiteness and colonialism.

    Follow this link to buy in various places!

    Also… short note: we’ve also redone the interior of the book ‘cause nina finally saw a paper copy and realized that she’d put the margin a little too close to the edge of the page. Sorry! She is still learning everything as b. steps away from managing the business.

  8. ciudades-otras:

    I put together some poems (+60) into a pdf/ebook thing - it’s a collection of the things I’ve been writing over the past months. Obviously, this is a lot of rough, early writing and I’m not trying very hard to sell it (it’s free, but you can donate). It would be nice to see this work published somewhere, but it’s more important to me that people read it or at least have this available (I think it’s my way of settling these trans woc feelings about my lack of recorded history/literature and my own impermanence).

    Download a copy here: https://gumroad.com/l/DiyVw

    Um………

    In case you didn’t know, we are a trans woman of colour focused publisher. We’d love to talk about publishing your poetry…

    (Source: desdeotromar)

  9. labrujamorgan:

Selling these books hunny!!! Come through #amc2014

Look at the superstars we are publishing.

    labrujamorgan:

    Selling these books hunny!!! Come through #amc2014

    Look at the superstars we are publishing.

  10. labrujamorgan:

    Selling books at the exhibition hall at #AMC2014 with lesbianspaceprincex roll through!!!’

    Hey…

    So two of the wonderful biyuti publishing authors are selling their books _right now_ at the AMC exhibition hall. Go there and buy things!