Workbooks- Better Feminism / The Actual Feeling / We Need Emotional Labor
Workbook-style zines by Jennifer Williams, imported from our friends at Antiquated Future in Portland, Oregon. Great for solo reflection or group workshops.
BETTER FEMINISM WORKBOOK
Discussion questions on gender dynamics, internalized sexism and emotional labor within relationships.
A series of questions to help people of all genders dig deeper into their intentions, assumptions, and relationship patterns. A simple, one-of-a-kind workbook zine that can be used for both solo writing exercises and as prompts for discussion groups.
Part of the zine's profits benefit St. James Infirmary in San Francisco, a peer-based occupational health and safety clinic for sex workers and their families.
44 pages, half-letter size.
THE ACTUAL FEELING
Discussion questions to name emotions and ask for the support you need.
Helps lead readers to the core of their emotional needs. Created out of workshops she led in the wake of the Ghost Ship tragedy and the 2016 election, The Actual Feeling asks its readers to define words in tangible ways in order to better communicate needs and better support others.
As she says in the introduction, "I wanted to invite my peers to slow down, listen and trust their bodies."
36 pages, half-letter size.
WE NEED EMOTIONAL LABOR
Discussion questions to redistribute the work that holds communities together.
An essential guide to understanding both the value of emotional labor and the imbalance of it.
In her in-depth introduction, Williams asks, "What toxic systems can be uprooted if we start to wipe away the idea that taking care of each other is a burden?" While also pointing out that "There are questions we need to ask, though, before this giving and receiving: Is it consensual? Is it valued? Is it reciprocal?" (Clementine Morrigan.) In this, she examines how the weight of emotional labor's imbalance often falls on women, gender nonconforming folks, and people of color.
What follows is a couple dozen questions to help you delve deep into your own relationship to giving and receiving emotional labor. A zine to spend time with—whether on your own, in relationships, or small groups.
72 page, half-letter size.