Welcome to a New Queer Gaining and Encouraging Publication!
Orbital’s primary objective is to create a more diverse and thoughtful representation of gaining and encouraging culture by centering and sharing personal stories and art.
But Like, What Is It Tho?
A DIGITAL ZINE
We are a digital zine of curated community content. Orbital highlights art, fiction, personal stories, history, fashion, advice, recipes, and activism all celebrating fat and those who orbit it. The name "Orbital" captures our shared attraction to mass, the pull of bodies towards each other, and how size increases the strength of that pull. It speaks to local systems based on mutual attraction. But it also describes how even bigger galaxies take shape, in which we orbit around others with similar fascinations with bigness, size, and fat.
Who's In It?
Our main focus is you! A well-rounded intersection of gainers, encouragers, and those currently untitled or undecided. We are open to all applicants, regardless of experience in art making or writing ability, and will prioritize the voices of Black, Indigenous, Persons of Color, trans, non-binary, and other marginalized folks.
When Can I Read it?
Issue one is live and ready to read! Check it out on the ISSUE ONE page to dive into our curated universe of user submitted gaining and encouraging art and stories :)
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Thank You ~
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