Queer Journeys Zine (Open Call-Out)

Queer Journeys is a series of zine-making workshops run by artist Youcef Hadjazi illustrating queer migrant journeys. The project is aimed at LGBTQ+ migrants based in the UK who want to narrate their journeys through a creative approach.

The project will be realised through 4 themed digital sessions where the artists and participants will share stories and experiences of their migration journeys. After each workshop all participants are invited to populate an existing online space of in form of responses to the workshop themes, which will be used as a template to design the final zine.

The workshops will being in July and be concluded in August with each workshop lasting an hour or two. Each workshop will have a theme and be conducted in a multi-disciplinary matter (Critiques, readings, screenings). Participants will receive feedback and advice for populating the online space and receive guidance on their creative language.

The aims of the project is to create a space for queer stories to exist and to be initiated by their narrators, preserving authenticity and rawness while raising awareness on queer immigration. This process also aims to create a queer space for migrants while developing artistic responses and engaging in creative collaborations. The final zine will be printed and distributed to all participants across the country.

Queer Journeys is supported by Homotopia and Journeys Festival International, and the final outcome will be shared across their online platforms.


  • This call-out is aimed at LGBTQ+ migrants, asylum seekers or those who fled their homes as a result of being LGBTQ+.

Participants must be:

  • UK Based

  • Committed to attending up to four online workshops of 1-2 hours per week from 3rd week of July.

  • Have access to a computer device and an internet connection.

  • A basic knowledge of English, in order to communicate ideas.

  • An interest in art and creative collaborations.

How to Apply:

Email queer.journeys@gmail.com, before Monday July 20th, with the following:

  • 150 words about yourself.

  • 150 explaining why you're interested in joining the project.

  • Contact details.

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