LARKER Issue 8: Aerosol Chapters

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LARKER ANTHOLOGY Issue 8: AEROSOL CHAPTERS Edited by Patrícia Silva Published by Shambalissima Editions New York, NY, September 2020 Cover: Amber Helene Müller St Thomas, Grey Curtain, 2016. Cover: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, Bisexual Materialist Ragtime Party, 2018 This page: Streetview photograph of 103 Railton Road, Brixton, England, where artist Pearl Alcock opened Alcock’s Shebeen. Part of an underground geography of LGBT nightlife in Brixton, Alcock’s was a beacon for community of Black and Brown queer men. Alcock immigrated from Jamaica to England at 25 years old, and collected 45’s.

Julia Serano, 2014

Nell Carter. Photographer Unknown

Josh, Enghien-Les-Bains, 2020. Self-portrait

Courtney Act. Video still from Ecstacy, 2015. Directed by William Baker

Lebo Matosa at Moreleta park 2007

Shudo (understood in the West as Pederasty) 18th C., Japan


Bryn Williams, 2020. Self-portrait

Tangible History

Bisexual Atlanta Resource Network was Atlanta’s first Bi+ support group. A fundraiser program and performance stills from the collection of B.A.R.N. co-founder Cedric Maurice. Photographs by Tony Foster, Dany Nieves.

Bi+ Pride Buttons from BiProducts by Robyn Ochs:

“...making sure people understand that Pride is intersectional.” —Jay Jurden

A moment during the pandemic. The garden is absolutely somewhere I feel at ease, in all the imperfection and dirt. Plants don’t care if you clean up, they may even prefer you not to. And they don’t mind if I wear a leopard coat with plaid pants and dollar store sandals.

Finding some moment of power during a day that was pretty hard due to accessibility issues. This photograph was taken in a store dressing room, I was struck by how much it looked like a doctor’s office in the reflection. Neither place is very accessible and I find myself having to find momentary power like this to survive both environments. Brenna Frederick

Brenna Frederick, self-portraits


Bai Ling, 2020 Self-portrait/Film-still from Bai Ling Twitter

#白灵 #好莱坞 #白灵电影

CeCe McDonald in conversation wih Andrea Abi-Karam for Open Democracy, 2015

“ People come from so many different backgrounds and we use that as a tool in our arts: the way that we write our poetry, the way that we write our music, the way that we draw our pictures. A lot of the stuff that I wrote on my blog when I was locked-up came from and was inspired by the way I grew up, my intellect and my background, being in school, loving education. It came out in a way that was really self-expressive, showing people who I was as an individual. It made me feel like people were understanding who I was, not just one other person in the system, but that I was one other person with dreams and aspirations.” —CeCe McDonald

Bianca Boom Boom. Photography by Kristy Boyce

—Mariana Pimentel

Leslie Huttchinson. Photographer Unknown

Text by Mariana Pimentel, 22 de Setembro, 2015, publicado em Blogueiras

Temos o direito de viver plenamente, e de forma saudável e respeitosa a sexualidade que nos couber, independente dela ser ou não monossexual. Não é minha responsabilidade (nem é de ninguém) direcionar os meus desejos afetivos e sexuais segundo o béu prazer de qual homem for, assim como não posso ser responsabilizada por outras mulheres que me acusam de compactuar com o patriarcado por eu me relacionar com homens, já que as estruturas opressivas que se colocam frente as situações cotidianas resultam vantagens apenas para os homens, homem e branco então, nem se fala! Não é justo me enquadrarem dentro de uma norma monosexual onde apenas um dos lados da minha sexualidade é legitima, enquanto a outra não existe. A passabilidade heterossexual não me isenta de sofrer lesbofobia quando estou me relacionando com uma mulher, assim como não me isenta de sofrer racismo quando me relaciono com quem quer que seja.

Hilde Vossen, 2014. Photograph by Erwin Heyl

Landelijk Netwerk Biseksualiteit This is me, proudly showing off with my Bi Pride flag. It’s a historical photo, because at the time I was marching with it, summer 2014, the flag was quite unknown in The Netherlands, the country where I live. During that Pride many people asked questions about this newbie, and the meaning of the colors. We received those silent, happy smiles, applause, and people whistled to us on their fingers. But not everybody thought the marching group of the Dutch Bisexual Network belonged there. “Bi is bah,” someone shouted at us. In just a few years the Bi Pride colors pink, purple and blue have become an international language. There is no stopping us. We’re proudly showing off with the bi colors more than ever, the whole year through. At Prides the flags are getting longer and numerous. You also often see them side by side with identity flags like pan, poly, omni, asexual, transgender, intersex, genderqueer, and non-binary. We are a heartwarming family.


Drawing and flag by Olivia Wood, 2019.

Before coming out as #bi, Eva produced the first Chinese language version of the Vagina Monologues in China, in 2004.

Drawing by Caitlin Blunnie AKA LiberalJane, 2019

“Me being proud of who I am is what saved me.” —Ryan K. Russell

Mwanga II Buganda

Leslie Hutchinson. Photographer Unknown