i’m so fucking beautiful Zine Re-Release Now Available On GoFundMe

By: Nomy Lamm and Lisa Ganser
 
i'm so fucking beautiful cover. Nomy Lamm 2015.
i'm so fucking beautiful cover. Nomy Lamm 2015.
SAN FRANCISCO - Dec. 7, 2015 - PRLog -- i’m so fucking beautiful  digital release of Issue 1 to benefit Nomy Lamm and Lisa Ganser’s move from San Francisco to Olympia. This zine was created in 1993 to accompany a performance at a punk show, and began Nomy’s fat activism at the age of 17.  It became 'zine of the month' in MaximumRock&Roll (thanks to some feminist infiltration), and caught the attention of MS. magazine, who later named Nomy as a “Woman of the Year” for “inspiring a generation of young feminists to fight back against fat oppression.”  i’m so fucking beautiful connected Nomy with hundreds of penpals around the US and beyond, and led her to write for magazines and anthologies and speak at colleges and universities.  It is a concrete document from the very beginning of her process of body acceptance and politicization of fat as an identity, and it is now available for the first time in downloadable format.  This zine has been out of distribution and difficult to find for almost two decades.

Nomy and Lisa are moving to where Nomy grew up, was a Riot Grrrl, a young queer punk and this zine was written, where Lisa curated films for Homo-a-go-go and toured with bands. Now in their 40’s, they are returning to be closer to the land, closer to family...  "We are artists. We are in our forties.  We have disabilities,” Lamm said. “We need to be able to put down roots and stay somewhere for a while.  Everything here in San Francisco is too competitive, too uncertain.  So we're leaving."

This Monday, all donors will receive a link to download a high quality scan of i’m so fucking beautiful  issue 1.  While photocopied zines have a certain aesthetic, the “master” copies have their own special feel, and we captured the full-color detail of the original,  where you can see the glue stick marks, the tape, the hand-written edits, the hands-on process of creation, and the visible signs of age.  Selections from other issues of  i'm so fucking beautiful are included in the 2013 anthology The Riot Grrrl Collection, edited by Lisa Darms and published by The Feminist Press.  i'm so fucking beautiful is also included in the Sarah Wood Zine Collection at Duke University, the Sarah and Jen Wolfe Zine Collection at The University of Iowa, and the West Coast Zine Collection at San Diego State University.

Nomy and Lisa’s GoFundMe campaign, http://gofundme.com/nomyandlisa , is looking to raise $6500 to cover their moving expenses, and thus far has gained support of colleagues, friends, community members, and people finding out about their work for the first time. Together, they have donated $3350.

About Nomy Lamm and Lisa Ganser

Nomy Lamm is a writer, performer, musician, voice teacher and filmmaker.  She's been publishing her writing and putting out music for over two decades now, and was one of MS. magazine's "Women of the Year" in 1997 for her zine i'm so fucking beautiful.  Her short movies include Maggie Remembers, Cold Hard Facts, and Full Pussy Moon, and she has collaborated with Lisa Ganser on the award winning shorts The Beginning Parts and Wall of Fire.  She’s the author of an experimental novel called 515 Clues, and co-creator of numerous queer theater productions including The Transfused in 2000.  Nomy performs regularly with Sins Invalid (sinsinvalid.org), a Bay Area performance project that creates work about disability, sexuality and social justice.  She received an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University in 2012.

Lisa Ganser is an artist, activist and odd jobber. They are a filmmaker and curator who strives for accessibility in all things, putting the crayons back in people’s hands. Lisa founded and directed the Flaming Film Festival in Minneapolis from 1999-2007, an internationally-known queer experimental film festival. In 2014 they co-curated the groundbreaking “Un(dis)sing Our Abilities” sexplicit shorts showcase with Periwinkle Cinema for the National Queer Arts Festival. Lisa is a copwatcher and a sidewalk chalker who uses temporary public art as activism, and provides access support with the Idriss Stelley Foundation, supporting victims of police violence. Lisa recently started sharing stories as a truth teller for POOR Magazine and aspires to be an Elder.

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