The themes this book explores are deeply relevant today and will unfortunately remain so. From the tiny alt-lit scene to Bill Cosby, from high culture to low, it is impossible to escape questions of consent and sexual assault.
Choose any progressive organization or radical milieu today and you'll likely find an ongoing debate about sexual harassment, sexual assault, accountability processes, the building of "safer spaces" for victims, and related issues. That's the world Cindy Crabb emerged from several years ago with two important interventions: 50-page zines, entitled Learning Good Consent and Support, that became important guides to navigating troubled waters.
Crabb is the well known editor of the long-running and best-selling zine Doris.
AK Press has taken the zines and rendered their hand-written and typed contents more essay-like, while maintaining the personal and illustration-filled feel of a zine. The result is a more accessible book that will find audiences well beyond the activist milieu in which they were born.