Help Fund New Feminist, Body Positive Sci-Fi Fantasy Book “Problem Daughters” On IndieGoGo!
Guest blog by: Nicolette Barischoff
Hey guys, Nicci here. Some of you know me from Bodypainting Day, or that thing I wrote about Bodypainting Day. Some of you know me from Gunnison, Topless Pulp, a million other naked/painty things, or as the weird girl who lives on Felicity and Jordan’s air mattress. And most of you, I’ll wager, don’t know me at all. No matter. We’ll get there.
I’m doing a project right now that I’m very excited about, one that seems particularly important as we head further and further down the uncertain path we’re all stuck on.
It’s called Problem Daughters, and it’s about women. All women, of all shapes and sizes. It’s an anthology of short fiction, poetry, and (God willing) comics about the women whose voices go unheard. Queer women, polyamorous women, women of color, women from non-Western societies, sex workers, disabled women, trans women, any women who don’t get a turn at the mic very often. We aim to hear and share the stories of the marginalized. One of my areas of focus will be to specifically seek out stories pertaining to the female body and sexuality, and how these are experienced across culture and identity. This thing will be big, and it will be beautiful, and it will be unfailingly sex- and body-positive, because those are the kinds of stories I like.
It will also have tons of pirate queens, and cyborg battles, and lost cities, and ancient spells, and generation ships on 100-year journeys through space, because those are also the kinds of stories I like.
Sound cool? We think so, too. But we need your help! If you’d like to support us, or help spread the word, you can GO TO OUR FUNDRAISER ON INDIEGOGO!
There you can read more about the project, or snag some pretty awesome perks. Please note there’s only a few days left to donate — the campaign ends on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017!
Note that we are also open for submissions: If you are a speculative fiction writer who fits one of the above categories, we wanna read your work!
About the Author: Nicolette Barischoff was born with spastic cerebral palsy, which has only made her more awesome. Her fiction has appeared in Long Hidden, Accessing the Future, The Journal of Unlikely Academia, Podcastle, and Angels of the Meanwhile. She regularly writes about disability, feminism, sex- and body-positivity, and how all these fit together. She’s been on the front page of CBS New York, where they called her activism public pornography and suggested her face was a Public Order Crime.
She can be reached on Twitter (@NBarischoff) or through her blog (nbarischoff.com).