- genderqueer skate zine -
Xem Skaters is a genderqueer skate zine that aims to give space to all genders in a binary environment by giving visibility to non-binary/queer/trans skaters, to introduce gender notions and knowledge in the skateboard community and ultimately open paths for indivigual identity building within skateboarding.
It features anything that is written/produced/created/photographed by genderqueer and genderqueer-friendly people that skate or have something to say about skateboarding and gender.
Xem Skaters is also an informative photography project showing persons that define themselves as non-binary and that skateboard. See more here.
Wanna submit something or be a part of it?
write to firstname.lastname@example.org
We accept everything. Send us your drawings, your new demo album recorded on a dictaphone, engaged texts, less engaged texts, articles about a session with your crew, photographs of you or your friends, random stories, a photo of your new awesome griptape, event reports, artistic projects, a presentation of your own zine, ads about something, really… anything you think could fit on a zine.
Issue #1 was published and printed in Malmö, June 2016 - Printed in Berlin, July 2016
Issue #1 features interviews with Queer Skate Coalition from NY, Not Shit Zine from Oakland CA, Em Göthberg from Malmö, Sweden, Leio Kirtley from Falkenberg, Sweden Evie Ryder from Brisbane Australia, Disaster Jacks from Sabadell (Barcelona), Spain, Rötägg from Bordeaux, France, Lucy Le Brocq from Jersey, UK, Aldrig Ensam from Malmö, Sweden. It also contains two pages of genderqueer identities to educate skaters about gender diversity and a mix of rad skate pics.
Issue #2was published and printed in Malmö in January 2017.
Issue #2 features a report from the Xem Skaters Spot Crawl in CPH, an interview with Jason Bard, a sweet Recipe for Ur Sk8nite with Skate Like a Girl, a kool riot Grrrl band called Chickspit, a letter to identity from Sweetheart, beautiful photographs from Sadie Bailey, an interview about 'Building DIYs, Traveling anywhere and Skating with a smile' with Jana, Ari and Roxy, the new 'Queer Sk8 porn' illustrations by Savage Slit, a mix of rad pics, spoken words from Lars Taylor, drawings by Jess Wu-Ohlson, Shaina Joelle and Buddha Bailey, a little Genderqueer FAQ, an extensive list of Genderqueer Identities, a page dedicated to zine reviews, a rad playlist called 'Tunes from the Cave' and all the info you need to help out Xem Skaters and submit.
RELEASE IN LONDON - UNICORN SKATE JAM & FELLOWSHIP EXHIBITION - 16TH OF JULY 2016
The zine has been first released in London the 16th of July 2016 during two events on the same day: the Unicorn Girls Skate Jam at Mile End Skate Park and the Fellowship Exhibition curated by Danielle Gallacher (girlskateuk.com) at Parlour Skateshop along with some photos.
RELEASEPARTY IN MALMÖ - TCTP/XEM SKATERS AT MORISKAN - 19TH OF AUGUST 2016
Xem skaters also had its very own release party in Malmö in collaboration with Too Cute To Puke club at Moriskan the 19th of August. 40 copies were printed as a limited edition for the release party. Here's a gallery of photos from the release party:
And some of the songs we played that night are available for free download here.
RELEASE PARTY ISSUE #2 AT ENSKIFTET, MALMÖ 4TH OF MARCH 2017
WITH BANDS MOLAR(UK), JAEVDOGN(DK) & HOOK JAW(DK) AND DJ XEM SKATERS
SKATEBOARD TRY OUT WITH TÖSABIDARNA & XEM SKATERS on the 6th of March 2017
Session organized in collaboration with Tösabidarna to expressively invite transgender people to come and try out skateboarding for free and to inform people on the inclusion of gender-variant people in skateboarding and sports in general.
"Tösabidarna sessions are growing their target audience and opening the sessions on Monday (18-21) and Thursday (18-20) to transgender people and women!
Have you ever dreamt of trying to Skate? Do you skate and want to share the hype with your friends?
Here's your chance! On the 6th of March the session will be free for trans people and women that never skated in Bryggeriet before! So call your friends, stop the world and come skate with us! Skateboards and protections will be available at the skatepark and we'll make sure to have enough coaches around to help you land your first ollie, drop your first ramp and answer all your questions!
There will be zine giveaways of the latest issues of Xem Skaters (http://xemskaters.tumblr.com/) and The Skate Witches (http://theskatewitches.bigcartel.com/)!
!!FREE ENTRANCE FOR 1ST TIMERS!!
!!For transgender, girls, women & genderqueer folks!!
!!All ages and abilities welcome!!"