THE RING OF FIRE ANTHOLOGY
Friday, 8/8, 7-10pm
THE RING OF FIRE ANTHOLOGY is a collection of the zine from the late 1990s by ET Russian, and features new material never before published. RING OF FIRE is honest, engaging, and ahead of its time.
Alternately emotional and erotic, funny and political, RING OF FIRE
captures the work and words of artists and leaders shaping disability
culture and history, and also tells the author’s story of healing from
a traumatic accident at a young age. A young feminist steeped in the
cultures of queer and punk, Russian embraced a cultural identity of
disability while writing RING OF FIRE. Years later, after discovering
the disability justice movement and getting a job in a hospital,
Russian examines what it means to be on the giving and receiving end of healthcare in the United States, and the challenges of working with a disability.
Through black and white ink drawings, comics, linoleum block print
portraits, essays and interviews this collection explores connections
between science, culture, bodies, disability justice, sex, class,
race, healing and the politics of work.
"The Ring of Fire Anthology is beautiful, sexy, and thought provoking
all at the same time. If ever you’ve needed stories, art, poetry, and
bad-ass rabble-rousing that connect disability and queerness, sexiness
and radical anti-capitalist politics, look no further. ET Russian’s
vivid work lives and breathes these connections.”
—Eli Clare, author of Exile and Pride