MiniComic 4 : Fresh spinach

The English translation of this comic can be found underneath the comic. Somebody told me this story and asked me to make a comic from it.

#1 Fresh spinach

#2+3 Daddy, Daaaaddy, Daaad, I want chocolate chip cookies! / Daddy, is that a man or a woman. / Great!

#4 Come on the cookies are over there.

#7 What is that? / What?

#8+9 That? / Oh right, this is spinach.

#10 It does not look like spinach, well I only know it frozen.

#11 But it looks like smallish mangold. / Fresh spinach!

visuals & text: Anna Heger, 2010

MiniComic 2 : In the next village

The English translation of this comic can be found underneath the comic. This comics deals with friendship dynamics of two different friendships that I combined. Pronouns are not used at all. Instead little symbols in the form of t-shirts are used: [o] and [w] are used in the translation.

English translation

#1 In the next village.

#2 [o] (I) only need 20 minutes or maybe half an hour to walk to the next village.

#3 (sign: next village) When [o] was in fourth grade [w] lived there.

#5 [w]’s village is on the other side of the river.

#6 It seems as if [o] could see [w] standing there now.

#7+8 [o] would scream something, but not be able to understand ‘s reply.

#9 When [o] met [w] years later, [o] did not think of the next village right away, but noticed a mixture of closeness and competition between us. We do not understand each other, but [w] talks the way everybody did when [o] was a kid.

visuals & text : AnnaHeger 2010

Genderneutral Pronouns

Here an overview of genderneutral pronouns in English, you can find a description of German gender neutral pronouns on the Pronouns Page.

Each alternative is tested with the following example sentence: “The reader comments the post. He himself leaves a link to his blog”.

Invented Pronouns

“The reader comments the post. Zie hirself leaves a link to hir blog.”

“The reader comments the post. Per perself leaves a link to per blog.”

Using the singular they

“The reader comments the post. They themselves leaves a link to their blog.”

Existing Slang Words

“The reader comments the post. Yo leaves a link.” Grammar Girl

Übersichtsseite “A General & Specific Discussion of Gender-Neutral Alternatives to Gendered Pronouns, Including Answers to Frequently Asked Questions” GENDER-NEUTRAL PRONOUN FAQ

Workshop: Challenging relationships

Sunday, 11.4.09, Jacky and me will give a Workshop in Vienna at Autonom-Feministischen Frauen-Lesben-Treffen. Here a short summary:

Challenging relationships

Which concepts, promises, beliefs and images are associated with a non-monogamous lifestyle? What role do these images play in my relationship practice and how do they affect relationship dynamics?

This workshop is for women who are in one, none or many relationships and who wish to challenge relationship norms with us.