Edinburgh Anarchist Feminist Bookfair 2019

The following is a list of resources that Survivors Library had available to read at EAFB 2019.

Take It As A Compliment

Author: Maria Stoian

Content Warnings: abuse and assault (sexual, emotional, mental, verbal, physical; adult and child; at home and in public; with perpetrators of multiple genders who are strangers, friends, dates, or partners); alcohol, emetophobia, control, police

Resource type: Comic, book

Description: Illustrated collection of anonymous survivor stories, received online, through emails, and interviews. A reminder for survivors that they are not alone and a call for all of us to take action. Sexual violence is not a compliment.

Next to the Knives: Narratives of survival after sexual assault (By and for QTPOC)

Author: Multiple, published by Brushfire Press

Content Warnings: Sexual assault and abuse, rape, retribution/revenge, suicide, not being believed, child abuse, incest, stalking, police, sex work, murder, retribution/revenge, incarceration, 

Resource type: Zine

Description: Stories of surviving sexual assault by and for QTPOC. Includes: Solidarity through support and revenge; Why I Didn’t/Did Report, facts on sexual violence from the Sexual Assault Violence Resource Center; and a call to action for Cynthia Brown. 

Next to the Knives #2: Narratives of survival after sexual assault (By and for QTPOC)

Author: Multiple, published by Brushfire Press

Content Warnings: Assault, Rape, human trafficking, murder, racism, retribution/revenge, incarceration, child sexual abuse, 

Resource type: Zine

Description: Stories of surviving sexual assault by and for QTPOC. Includes: Words shared in conversation with survivors; a letter (template?) of informing someone of an abuser; on BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) being the survivors to get the least support, and race/racism in rape culture; a focus on Indigenous women; and a call to action for Chrystal Kizer.

Donut touch me 

Author: Soofiya

Content Warnings: trauma 

Resource type: Zine

Description: A zine about not liking people touching you. About feeling uncomfortable with physical contact. 

The Figure in Art (School)

Author: Maria Stoian 

Content Warnings: sexual assault, workplace harassment, nudity 

Resource type: Zine, comic, booklet

Description: An employee in an art gallery’s experience of harassment (it’s more complicated than that though). 

Uncovered Voices

Author: Multiple (anthology)

Content Warnings: sexual, domestic, physical, mental, emotional assault and abuse, rape,  perpetrators: male, family friend, partner, stranger, coworker; street harassment, alcohol, self harm, child sexual abuse, sleep trauma, police, graphic descriptions of rape, blood, 

Resource type: Book, anthology 

Description: A collection of work created by survivors of sexual and domestic abuse in Scotland.

Eye Water #3

Author: @snippedmyheart

Content Warnings: emotional and psychological child abuse

Resource type: Zine

Description: Detailing characteristics/signs of emotional and psychological abuse, how it can impact people, and personal experiences of the author. 

Muther Fucker: Reasons 2 Hate My Mum’s Ex-Boyfriend

Author: Multiple

Content Warnings: child abuse, domestic violence, control, stalking, police; perpetrator: parental

Resource type: Zine

Description: Experiences of people and their mother’s partners.

a whisper or a shout, issue one: street harassment

Author: Multiple

Content Warnings: child abuse, harassment, verbal and physical assault, rape, transphobia, sexism

Resource type: Zine

Description: A zine dedicated to feminism, pop culture, art, and writing.

POC Guide to Glasgow/In Residence

Author: Glasgow School of Art POC Society

Content Warnings: racism, state violence 

Resource type: Zine

Description: Guide: List of resources by and for POC in Glasgow (health and support services, hair and skincare, language support, clubs/gallery spaces/community centres, art, audio online, supermarkets, restaurants). In Residence: POC Society Manifesto and exhibition information and artist list, and a conversation between some members of the Society. POC survivors are given far less support than white survivors.

Performance

Author: Multiple (published by One Beat Zines)

Content Warnings: physical and domestic violence, emotional abuse, control, religion, transphobia,  perpetrator: partner, parents

Resource type: Zine, anthology

Description: An anthology of stories about performance/performing: gender, sexuality, identity, socially

Rape New York (NOT FULLY READ/REVIEWED)

Author: Jana Leo

Content Warnings: Rape (graphic re-telling), police, state violence, criminal justice system; perpetrator: stranger, man

Resource type: Book

Description: Autobiographical/inspired by a personal experience of rape and the criminal justice system in New York.

Nasty Women (NOT FULLY READ/REVIEWED)

Author: Multiple

Content Warnings: From the book: rape, domestic violence, gun violence, sexual and emotional abuse, 

Resource type: Book, anthology

Description: Collection of stories of womanhood in the 21st century.

Learning Good Consent (NOT FULLY READ/REVIEWED)

Author: Multiple, Edited by Cindy Crabb

Content Warnings: (Not yet reviewed)

Resource type: Book, anthology

Description: On healthy relationships and survivor support.

Dear Sister (NOT FULLY READ/REVIEWED)

Author: Multiple, edited by Lisa Factora-Borchers

Content Warnings: (Not yet reviewed)

Resource type: Book, anthology

Description: Letters from survivors of sexual violence.