Have you been meaning to update your Qwerty collection? Do you like supporting small-town writers who are making big-time change? Your time is now!
Qwerty has donated a set of our 33/34 double issue + 5 back issues to a fundraising auction for AJ Ripley’s gender-confirming surgery fund*. AJ is a local writer, artist, academic, and activist in Fredericton whose writing can make you laugh, cry, have several epiphanies, and ache to stand up and do something for the world within a few sentences. They are a fantastic member of the New Brunswick arts community, and Qwerty is happy to know them!
Peruse the set of Qwerty issues and other auction items, and place a bid through this gallery until May 25th at 9am (arts! crafts! books! snacks!). Read more about AJ and their work on their blog, and donate directly to their campaign here.
*New Brunswick is the only province in Canada that does not cover the cost of gender-confirming surgeries. To learn more about trans* rights in NB, check out On Hold, a documentary produced by Vice in 2015, and featuring AJ along with a few other Qwerty friends.