A Homo Healed (Zine)
Sometime in 2008 I found a book on my Catholic parents' bookshelf titled "Can Homosexuality Be Healed?". I took it, read it and was horrified. It was written in such a way that enabled Christian readers to be homophobic while maintaining that they love and care for gay people. I brought it back to melbourne with me, intending to burn it, but instead it sat on my bookshelf for years.
In 2012 I noticed it sitting there and decided I needed to do something about it. Instead of being destructive I wanted to transform it. I put white paper over the words to clear them and to reveal other messages that were hiding in the book.
I was constantly surprised by what I found in the pages. The messages uncovered reflected the feelings I was having through out the process. One would be hilarious, the next sad. One poignant, the next aggressive. Upon completetion I had a collection of short "poems" and I wanted to share them so I made a zine.
Thanks to Francis MacNutt for giving me such great material to work with, Bastian Fox Phelan for helping me make the zine and God for being an amazing root.
Erasure poetry by K. Bouquet.