What is The Coming Out Monologues V. 2 ?
The first volume of OPIRG Brock's The Coming Out Monologues was hosted in 2019 through a partnership with the Marilyn I. Walker School of Fine & Performing Arts. This event included a live showcase & vendors' market showcasing amazing 2SLGBTTQIA+ performers & artists!
While 'Monologues' is included in the title of this project, we know they are a variety of methods and mediums to express oneself, and leave it to the artists to develop how to best share their stories and experiences!
For The Coming Out Monologues V.2, we wanted to take a different approach to the project so we could expand who and how people contribute. As such, this volume includes a zine and this page on the OPIRG Brock website that showcases all of this art for free!
Please click on the contributing artists' boxes below to see their full pieces & contact information. Many of the artists wished to remain anonymous and as such will not have any contact information listed.
To increase the accessibility of this work, each written piece has an audio version included. For the visual art pieces, each piece includes an image description.
You can also purchase a print copy of the zine here: FORM! All funds raised from this project go to OPIRG Brock's ongoing fundraising efforts.
Throughout this content, the contributed pieces cover a wide range of topics that may be triggering. The contributors have identified the following themes and terms that we want to flag to you before reading through these pages.
Mention of Death
Body; Nude Imagery
Use of terms "whore", "f****t*, and "shit"
Coming out to parents
Dealing with themes of dysphoria, and features the use of strong language
We encourage people for both their mental and physical needs to take breaks, stand up, and move around as needed while reading through the content.
ZINE & WEBSITE DESIGN!
In addition to the amazing pieces submitted by our contributors, the design elements for The Coming Out Monologues V. 2 were a collaboration between the OPIRG Brock Board of Directors & Dusk + Dawn Books (@duskanddawnbooks).
Dusk + Dawn Books is run by a queer & non-binary caregiver in Niagara making zines and independently selling used books, comics, graphics, and the occasional other items.
To purchase an item, DM them Instagram or Facebook. Etransfers accepted. They offer free delivery in St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, NOTL, Thorold, & Jordan/ Lincoln. Shipping in Canada & the US is available, and the cost will be calculated at the time of purchase.
IG: @duskanddawnbooks | Facebook: @duskanddawnbooks