What if somebody said the Great Flood was caused by gay marriage? What if you’re a bright, sarcastic, LGBT teen and you decide your final R.E. homework assignment is gonna be a response? All will be explained in this witty zine for YA readers.
This zine is set out like a homework assignment in an exercise book, but it hasn’t been marked yet! Visitors to Hidden Perspectives will have the chance to create a live response to this work.
Sales of the zine and related merchandise will benefit Sheena Amos Youth Trust.
Chella Quint is a comedy writer, performer, artist, educator, and old school zine girl from Brooklyn, New York who now lives in Sheffield, England. She is most well known for her adbusting comedy fanzine Adventures in Menstruating, and she is now pursuing a Master’s Degree in Education, focusing on femcare ads and media literacy, which she is developing into an education program called Period Positive.
Chella’s other shows and zines have been about outer space, libraries, and pub quizzes, and there is usually a community and social justice focus to her creative work. Last summer she presented at the TEDx Sheffield conference, performed as a member of Other Voices in the first ever spoken word category at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and spoke on the Fanzine Forum panel for World Event Young Artists as part of the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
Her writing has been published in two anthologies: Here Come the Brides: Reflections on Lesbian Love and Marriage, and Catechism: Poems for Pussy Riot.
Chella has consulted for English PEN’s Faith and Free Speech project, done advisory work on faith in sex and relationships education, was selected for Stonewall’s BME Roundtable, and rather enjoys reconstructing Jewish cultural traditions in a secular way.
This year she is curating an ongoing archive of things and people that are 100 years old for her 1913 Exhibition project.