Embodying autonomous trans health care in zines

Nat Raha

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This short article discusses recent trans health-care zines that have emerged from collectives rooted in radical care practices and mutual aid in the United Kingdom and Europe. This includes the publications Dysphoria, Power Makes us Sick, Radical Transfeminism, and Wages for Transition. It considers the embodied politics that emerge through the manifestos, writing, illustrations, and poems included within these zines, and the forms of bodily being they elaborate. In the context of the second half of a decade defined by fiscal austerity in Europe and the ongoing underresourcing of trans-specific health-care services in the United Kingdom, it details the practices and imaginaries of trans social reproduction, autonomy, and liberation that have emerged through these publications.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)188-198
Number of pages11
JournalTransgender Studies Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2021


  • Queer zines
  • Social reproduction
  • Trans health care
  • Trans zines
  • Transfeminism


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