Mutual aid is a manner of political participation in which people take responsibility for caring for one another, through various methods, under tenuous political conditions.
BIPOC+ and other marginalised communities have long formed mutual aid organisations to turn to one another for support in the face of systemic injustice and inequality.
Mutual aid and its strategies are at the core of our press. The money raised from our publications and merchandise is donated to trans fundraisers as well as organisations and collectives that work to change the conditions for queer/trans people. We also organize a structure where our contributors can re-distribute their payment amount to the other contributors who are in precarious financial situations.
Our dream is to establish small grants that people can apply to use for art materials; offer writing prizes and create a hardship pool that people can apply to for emergency funding for groceries, healthcare and other life necessities. We see many potentialities of mutual aid. As our press grows, so will the scope of our aid.
︎︎︎ Queer Mutual Aid and Beyond—A BQIC Zine by Black Queer and Intersectional Collective (2020)
︎︎︎ Mutual Aid Chart by Dean Spade (2019)
︎︎︎ ‘Solidarity, Not Charity’: A Visual History of Mutual Aid by Ariel Aberg-Riger (2020)
︎︎︎ Building Capacity for Mutual Aid Groups — a workshop series by Dean Spade (2021)
︎︎︎ Mutual Aid by Don’t Shoot Portland (2021)
︎︎︎ Mutual Aid—An Introduction by Josie Sparrow (2020)
︎︎︎What Is Mutual Aid, And How Can It Transform Our World? by Victoria Méndez in Global Giving (2022)