GYSEL, Jessica (ed.)
Girls Like Us vol.2 #14 DISAPPOINTMENT

The feeling of disappointment is not only close to regret, sadness, and dissatisfaction – a feeling of loss, an uncomfortable space (or a painful gap) between expectations and reality – we also understand it as a rattling in the rusty machinery of a society whose fuel is extraction and oppression.
Considered an ‘ugly feeling’ by society’s norm, we’re not supposed to vocalize what and who is letting us down. We’re supposed to stay positive, get organized and act, instead of lingering in negative emotions. We’re supposed to be productive. But making space for disappointment can be a strategy of dissensus. Instead of wallowing in impotence, to make explicit what is not meeting expectations for this world can be an act of renouncing and making cracks in the status quo, while not giving up allegiance that another world is possible.

Editorial team:
Pelumi Adejumo, Persis Bekkering, Dagmar Bosma, Dora García, Jessica Gysel Sara Kaaman, Katja Mater & Yin Yin Wong

With contributions by:
Pelumi Adejumo
Clara Balaguer
Dagmar Bosma
Staci Bu Shea
Alba Clevenger
Athena Farrokhzad
Sharona Franklin
Maike Hemmers
Calla Henkel
Sara Kaaman
Alena Kolesnikova
Maoyi (Peixuan Qiu)
Katja Mater
Yelena Moskovich
Djuwa Mroivili
Sands Murray-Wassink
Raoni Muzho
Iarlaith Ni Fheorais
Ashley Nkechi Igwe
Milica Trakilović
Shola von Reinhold
Selma Selmani
Terre Thaemlitz
Yin Yin Wong
Anna Zvyagintseva
Sophie Zwertbroek
Joanna Walsh
Rosa Luxemburg
Yoyes Maria Dolores Gonzalez Katarain
Clara Zetkin
Alexandra Kollontai
Audre Lorde

Published by Girls Like Us, 2023
Periodicals / Queer Culture

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GYSEL, Jessica (ed.) - Girls Like Us vol.2 #14  DISAPPOINTMENT