Love + Relationships

House of Cards – OUT NOW!

In the author’s own words, “House of Cards is my attempt to make the A-Spec community slightly more seen, accepted, and recognized. Growing up different from society was a terribly isolating experience for me, and through this zine I hope for both A-Spec* joy and pain to be acknowledged, as well as for us to feel seen and represented.”

PURCHASE LINK – http://tinyurl.com/up2t6kkp

Gaysi Family and Studio Kohl are delighted to announce their first collaboration on ‘House of Cards’, a zine written and illustrated by Lisa A. Nazareth.

‘House of Cards’ is about the importance of friendships and platonic relationships in a culture ruled by romance and sex. In this zine, we follow a group of literal Aces living in the Kingdom of Hearts as they deal with the culture of romance and sex all around them. It speaks through the lens of the ‘A’ in LGBTQIA+ which is so often overlooked. In the author’s own words, “House of Cards is my attempt to make the A-Spec community slightly more seen, accepted, and recognized. Growing up different from society was a terribly isolating experience for me, and through this zine I hope for both A-Spec* joy and pain to be acknowledged, as well as for us to feel seen and represented.”

Lisa A. Nazareth (Lex) is an Agender, AroAce** person (he/they). Discovering their identity was a long process in a society that places too much importance on “relationship status”. Born out of personal experiences of the author and their friends, the zine was made in close collaboration with others from the A-spec community, and aims to talk about amatonormativity and the struggle to survive in such a society.

CREDITS

Editor: Aarthi Parthasarathy, Mira F. Malhotra

Illustration: Lisa A. Nazareth Design Mira F. Malhotra, Priyal Surana

Inputs: Priya Dali, Sakshi Juneja

Sensitivity Reader: Tejaswi Subramanian

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Tejaswi is journalist and researcher whose attention is captured by post-colonial human relationships at a time of the Internet of Things. She can't wait to become a full-time potter soon, though!

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