Culture: Hanky Codes

Title: Hanky Codes
Date(s) of creation: October, 1994
Creator / author / publisher: FaT GiRL
Physical description:
Part of a zine page, printed in black and white
Reference #: FG1-008-Hanky
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From FaT GiRL #1, October, 1994

Image Description:

Hanky Codes

Color me apricot (points to image of a white bandana with pale gray paisley print)

Black Hankies are for leather dykes, white hankies are for virgins, and APRICOT hankies are for Fat Girls! 

(Don’t ask how it got to be apricot—I just saw it on a hanky-code list on Castro St.) I dream of a million Fat Girls, out and proud, clad in apricot hankies. Wear it on your left, wear it on your right, wear it on your head! Use it as a bib, a bondage tool, a lube rag or a snot rag! Just get one. —max