COMMUNITY KNOWLEDGE SHARING
ASCC has compiled community resources that inspire us, that we want to promote and share, that we frequently cite, and that have helped us in our own daily lives.
We love zines! Check out pdf versions of zines: Consent is Part of My Operating System (NW Break the Silence), Learning Good Consent (Cindy Crabb Ed.). Or, scroll through Toronto Zine Library and Anchor Archive Zine Library for other zine content.
Here are some (this is by no means a comprehensive list or in any particular order!) queer, empowering, body positive, inclusive, healing, justice, resilience, and/or survivor-centric Instagram accounts we love:
* Unapologetically Brown Series
* The CSPH
LAND BODY DEFENSE
Land Body Defense is a collaborative, multi-year project that the Women’s Earth Alliance and Native Youth Sexual Health Network began in 2014. Check out their site and download the report and toolkit to learn about how environmental violence, gendered violence and colonialism are all connected.
WHICH WOULD YOU CHOOSE?
The front of each card asks “Which would you choose?” and shows two situations: one abusive, one healthy. Each card illustrates a different form of abuse: physical, sexual, emotional, verbal, financial, psychological, and stalking. There's insight on the specific form of abuse shown as well as warning signs of abuse to look out for. On the back, there is a list of Ontarian support resources.
OUTSIDE OF THE SHADOWS
A project about criminal harassment in Canada and stalking. The project outlines what to do if you suspect you are being stalked, and how to support people in your life who are experiencing stalking. The project was created by feminist sex educator Julie S. Lalonde and artist Ambivalently Yours.
REST FOR RESISTANCE
Rest for Resistance (R4R) is a digital resource created to uplift marginalized communities who are often restricted in gaining access to adequate healthcare and social support. Centring Black, Indigenous, Latinx, Pacific Islander, Asian, Middle Eastern, and multiracial persons, R4R offers a healing space for LGBTQA2S+ folks. R4R also aims to create a safer space for “namely trans & queer people of color, as well as other stigmatized groups such as sex workers, immigrants, persons with physical and/or mental disabilities, and those living at the intersections of all of the above.”
Comparisons can come in handy when trying to understand or explain consent. Here are a few of our faves. Cycling through Consent communicates consent's principles in an easy-to-understand way, and the Consent Castle is particularly helpful for emphasizing consent in relationships.
QUEERING SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Queering Sexual Violence is an anthology of essays and short stories, edited by Jennifer Patterson. "This collection disrupts the mainstream conversations about sexual violence and connects them to disability justice, sex worker rights, healing justice, racial justice, gender self-determination, queer & trans liberation and prison industrial complex abolition through reflections, personal narrative, and strategies for resistance and healing."