There are no Sunday Links this week, because your devoted GUTS editors have been working hard putting together our eighth issue, and we’re tired! Instead, we have a summary of what we’ve been up to, and what you should be looking out for in the next month.
First off, our Cash issue is here! This week we published brilliant work that takes on questions of debt and exchange from very different angles: our editorial note asks us all to consider what we are owed and what we owe, Samantha Marie Nock’s poems are love letters to the body, Maya Weeks shows us why blue capitalism will not save the oceans, and Cason Sharpe details a year of being broke.
We’ll be publishing new work over the next few weeks, including pieces on sex work, fossil fuel divestment, babysitters unions, universal basic income, emotional labour and more. Keep reading and keep sharing!
We want to know your secrets
We also published a new Open Secrets survey that asks how money fits into and shapes your life, and we want to hear from you! Your responses are completely anonymous, and will be compiled and published on the GUTS blog later on this summer. The answers that have come in thus far are so honest and compelling – add your voice by taking the survey here. The survey is co-hosted by Cassie Thornton of the Feminist Economics Department, who writes in the introduction to the survey:
Think of your contribution as evidence of the conditions of life in a predatory economic system. If we all know that we are not alone in a personal struggle, but actually together in a shared political struggle, we can begin to imagine the vast collective economic disobedience necessary to burn the motherfucker down.
We’re having a party
Toronto friends – come party with us! We’re hosting a dance party on Saturday, June 17th at Geary Lane There will be amazing DJs, including Ace Dillinger and Lulu Wei, door prizes, merch and zines for sale, feminists galore, AND you’ll be helping to raise the necessary cash to pay our contributors and keep GUTS alive. Buy your advance tickets now, and invite your friends – all are welcome, and we can’t wait to see you there!
Speaking of cash,
this magazine takes a lot of resources to make. GUTS editors are a team of volunteers who dedicate an enormous amount of time and energy and care to create a space for the incredible writers and artists that we feature. We pay our writers and artists for the work they do, but not enough.
We’d like to be able to raise our rates in order to appropriately compensate the labour that goes into the magazine, but we need your help to do so. If you’re able, and if you would like to see the project continue, please consider supporting us on Patreon or with a one-time donation. You’ve heard it a million times, but a few dollars a month truly does make a significant difference for independent creators.
To those who are already supporting us – thank you thank you thank you!!
With love and solidarity,
your GUTS editors