Saturday 1 March 2014

Eloisa Aquino's 'The Life and Times of Butch Dykes' series

Eloisa Aquino The Life and Times of Butch Dykes: 
Judith Butler 2012, Audre Lorde 2013, Claude Cahun 2010, Gladys Bentley 2009, Gertrude Stein 2010, Martina Navratilova 2011, Chavela Vargas 2009, Jenny Shimizu 2011,  
JD Samson 2009

$6 each

Judith Butler is an American post-structuralist and gender theorist who has contributed to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics. 

Audre Lorde was a self-described “black, lesbian, mother, warrior, poet.” In the late 1980s Lorde and fellow writer Barbara Smith founded Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press, which was dedicated to furthering the writings of black feminists. 

Claude Cahun was a French artist and writer associated with the surrealists.

Gladys Bentley was an American blues singer associated with the Harlem Renaissance.

Gertrude Stein was an American writer who lived and worked in France where she was influential on the development of modern art and literature. 
Martina Navratilova was a legendary athlete that dominated women’s tennis and amassed a record nine Wimbledon singles titles in her prime years. 

Chavela Vargas, was born in Costa Rica but lived in Mexico where was legendary for flouting the stereotype of a female singer by singing "ranchera" songs while wearing men's clothes, carrying a pistol, drinking heavily and smoking cigars.

Jenny Shimizu is a Japanese-American openly gay super model who started off as a mechanic.  

JD Samson is one third of the Feminist Dance Punk Performance Project, "Le Tigre" and lead singer of JD SAMSON & MEN.

The Life and Times of Butch Dykes won the Best English Zine award in Montreal’s Expozine, 2010. Montreal-based artist Eloisa Aquino was also nominated for the Printed Matter’s Awards for Artists in 2010.

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