Born to Cuddle Zine Release Party!

Come celebrate the release of:

BORN TO CUDDLE: The Radical Potential of Platonic Cuddling to Overthrow the Heteropatriarchy

Inspired by cuddling with friends, this zine aims to equip all you queerdos out there with tools, knowledge, and perspectives to initiate the physical intimacy you want with whomever you want.
What better day to celebrate platonic love and the ageless act of cuddling than FEB 14 -- the hallmark holiday designated by capitalism to fuel the hetero-romance-complex?

Come by yourself, bring your sweetie(s), or all your friends to celebrate platonic cuddling and romantic friendship! We will be collecting donations to help cover the costs to produce the zine.

doors: 6pm
reading: 7pm

Readings by zine contributors:
Tara Hardy
Eddy Sandoval
Emmett Stanfield
Ann Luetzow

There will be a designated cuddle area. All cuddling will be consensual. There will be no pressure to cuddle.

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