Trans* and queer voices of faith are something that everyone could use a little more of! So for our second featured zine this week, I'd like to spotlight Timtum : א יידישע טראנס־זינ : a trans Jew zine. Since I'm not totally sure about preferred pronouns and the author expresses a dislike for them, I'm going to refer to the author as "they."
This zine is a powerful read. The author writes about their parents, who survived the Holocaust, and identifying as a trans* Jew in a society that demands assimilation. The author writes about their chest surgery and offers a prayer for their flesh that was burned in a medical incinerator. They also provide an exceptional and detailed list of ways to be respectful to trans*-folk.
Intrigued? Good news, you can give it a read from your own computer! Check out the Queer Zine Archive Project. You can read Timtum there, or you can read it with us this Wednesday, July 31 at our Zine Library Day Event.