Bitch Magazine is in the process of creating and expanding a zine library. One of the zines they have received is called White Blackbirds: Conversations with women who aren’t married and don’t want to be. Head on over to their site to check out the highlights!
Hannah, who is queer and Catholic and would only get married if she were allowed to do so in a Catholic church. Alex, who has been through a divorce once and doesn’t want to sign a legally binding contract ever again. Johanna, who is married because she has chronic health problems and needs the health insurance, but she doesn’t always disclose her marriage because she feels that it hides the fact that she and her male partner are both queer. Ciara, who got “spinster” tattooed onto her knuckles to remind herself to “continue to be critical of traditional romantic myths” (what a great way to take back the word, right?).
And to follow suit, the zine posed the questions Why don’t you want to get married? Are you in a relationship now? If so, have you shared your decision with that person? Do you have children? Do you want to have children? Things you’re most passionate about in life? Do you have any unmarried role models? and Bitch asked their readers to respond as well – if anyone wants to share answers to these questions here, please do!