(1) Zines to add to bank of ideas

Music

Kate Angell / PiscesMoonPress

il_570xN.686336103_ik0dWhen I Remember What to Say: You Will Know NICO Again

When I Remember What to Say: You Will Know Me Again (Issue 1) is a psychobiography of the musician Nico. Famous primarily for her brief but lasting time in the Velvet Underground, Nico also had an amazing solo musical career which the author believes is underappreciated. This zine is equal parts scholarly project and perzine.

il_570xN.686214190_p4dzA Thousand Times Yes: Reflections on Yoko Ono

A Thousand Times Yes: Reflections on Yoko Ono is an edited zine celebrating the life and accomplishments of artist/musician Yoko Ono. The zine includes wonderful illustrations and interviews with about 20 artists, musicians, and writers, including Kathleen Hanna, Gina Birch, and Barbara Hammer.

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Educating

L. B. Briggs

It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology

The long running zine, Truckface, has been collected in 2 volumes.

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From scooping chicken salads to selling clothes to shelving books to teacher training, Truckface details years of embarrassment and missteps.This volume contains stories of rowdy backyard brawls, awful customer service, awkward social interactions, underpants dance parties, staying angry and learning how to try. Contains issues 7-11.

5.5’x7′, B&W, Perfect bound, 364 pages.

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Through strikes, standardized testing, violence, bouffant wigs, school closings, and drawings of wieners, Truckface documents the life of one Chicago public school teacher. Simultaneously hopeful and hopeless, this volume contains Issues 12-16.

5.5’x7′, B&W, Perfect bound, 446 pages.

 

Finding Community

Lindsy Draws

the man called uncle timThe man called uncle Tim #3

The third in a series of zines about my uncle who died in 1995 and who I never really knew. In collaboration with members of my family, I try to understand how he lived and loved in a polyamorous queer household in a Quaker intentional community in rural Ohio. Half comic book, half zine. Issue three features conversations with my aunt and some thoughts on queer community/familiy. Two colour (red and black) riso printed* throughout with original illustrations on each page. Printed by Footprint Workers Co-op

The third issue in the series of zines about my uncle who lived in a queer polyamorous household is now published. Based on conversations I’ve had with my Aunt Judy, it is a further exploration into Uncle Tim’s family/community and the values that influenced his life. To find out more about the project, you can read about issues #1 and #2.

Aunt Judy was there when I conducted the oral history interview with my Grandma that features in issue #1. In fact, it was Aunt Judy’s suggestion that we talk about Uncle Tim in the first place because she was so proud of how her had mother supported him. Since that talk so many years ago, we’ve had a long and fascinating correspondence about Uncle Tim and about what this project has meant to our family. Any silence that might have existed around his life has been well and truly broken.

Although I’ve obviously been itching to find out more detail about Uncle Tim’s life in Raven Rocks and the make-up of his unique family, what I found most rewarding was hearing about Aunt Judy’s relationship to him as a sister. It was especially interesting to hear about how that relationship evolved up until his death.

This issue features plenty of new information that sheds light on Uncle Tim’s life though, particularly about why it ended up being so separated from his biological family. Aunt Judy provides personal insights from her visits to Raven Rocks over the years as well as philosophical reflections on the life they chose to live. In this issue, I have made the choice to move the focus on from Quakerism and start looking into some of the other influential values embraced by the J. Hartzelbucks.

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Dig Deep

il_170x135.583437665_5bp7Always and Forever: A Zine About Friendship

I had the honor of putting together this comp zine, which — in my honest (& biased) opinion — totally rules. It’s filled with stories & comics about friendships lost, about the difficulties of making new friends as an adult, about creating solid friendships, about friends as intentional community, and so much more. Every one of them is brilliant. Get stoked on this killer lineup of contributors:

  • Brittany Maksimovic (Playing Victim)
  • Caitlin Constantine (All I Want is Everything)
  • Celia C. Pérez (I Dreamed i Was Assertive)
  • Heather (Dig Deep)
  • Jamie Varriale Vélez (Sinvergüenza)
  • JC (Tributaries)
  • Jen T (Tongueswell)
  • Jenna Brager (The Sinew That Shrinks)
  • K (Lake Effect)
  • LB (Truckface)
  • Leslie Perrine (Sometimes the Sky Explodes)
  • Lily Pepper (PALS: The Radical Possibilities of Friendship)
  • Sara Bear (Grin & Bear It)
  • Sarah McCarry (Glossolalia)
  • With a cover designed by Marissa Falco (Miss Sequential)!

Half sized (5.5″ x 8.5″), 52 pages. Published in March of 2014.

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Illustration

MEOW Magazine

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Pets Issue

Are you ready for this? MEOW – IS – IN – COLOUR! We asked for some colourful submissions and we got them along with some very nice black and white images too. This is a ground breaking issue so snap one up for £2 while there’s still time!

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Monsters Inc

International-nobody-monsterpedia“Monsterpaedia – Volume 2” – A Zine by International Nobody

“International Nobody makes pictures for walls, floors and ceilings. Sometimes people think about buying them.”
Message to rebels and those who operate under the laws of reverse psychology…
Don’t even THINK ABOUT IT!
To everyone else: Procure International Nobody’s work before Charles Saatchi snatches it right out of your hands!

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Nomading

Enola Dismay

Listen to an interview with Enola here:
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nogod24No Gods No Mattress #23

Touring with the band Healers: Fresno, LA, cats on tour, San Diego, Tuscon, Auston, NO and MartiGras with demo/parade with cop effigie on fire. Queer parties and thinking of building a shack/home.

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Matt Gauck

all 5 next stop adventure zines for 7 dollars over 200 pages of bike touring madnessall 5 next stop adventure zines for 7 dollars over 200 pages of bike touring madness

All five zines! I biked A LOT of territory in this amount of time! Normally this would be around 10 dollars, but you get it for 7, because you’re interested in my ridiculous life. Do you do a distro? Get in touch and I’ll give you a better deal if you want more. For real!

Bike touring, dumpster diving, camping wherever I can fit my body!

ALSO: for the overseas folks, I understand the shipping is really high, but these weigh a lot, and I have been losing money on them when I shipped them at the old price. So I had to even it out, and this way I break even instead. Sorry, but that’s the state of shipping today. Booooooo

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Self-care

Michelle / BusyWeekends

The Color of ThoughtThe Color of Thought

Hand written/drawn zine offering ideas and inspiration for spreading positivity around yourself and your world! Buy it, do it, color it, then pass it on!

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Letters to My Therapist bundle -- all 5 issuesLetters to My Therapist bundle — all 5 issues

This listing is for all 5 Letters to My Therapist zines.

1 – Describing my cognitive traps– those silly little ways your brain keeps you down and depressed.
2 – Thoughts and experiences on using medication for mental health.
3 – My experiences with therapy, what worked, what didn’t.
4 – Feelings of detachment, dissociation, anxiety.
5 – I spat this out as the “recovery” zine but it’s more like, “these are all the reasons I have decided to stop writing this zine series.”

Beware: Breeding ground for various triggers.

These zines are usually $2 each, buy as a pack of 5 and you’ll get $2 off! A mixture of B&W and color, all quarter-sized, 15-30 pages each.

They are listed separately while supplies last. If you’re interested in distro’ing this series I will print for that, but otherwise this is the last run for quite a while. Get in touch — michelle [!at] busyweekends.com

BONUS! All bundles come with a 6th addition to this zine series, P.S. This zine is only sold with the bundle. If you would like an issue of P.S. but don’t want to buy the bundle, email me about a trade! P.S. talks a bit about what I’ve been doing since the end of this zine series, some thoughts on depression, community, changing the world, etc… and includes pages from my journal.

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Nyxia Grey

Everything is Fine

The first three issues of my perzine “Everything.is.Fine” which addresses eating disorder and recovery, grief, sexual consent, feminism, body politics, and self-esteem. The third issue is a special edition of color collages.

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Issue 1: digest size, 34 pages. B&W text with collage.

This zine is about haivng an eating disorder and writing the zine as part of working to change. Talks about body hate and social expectation of thinness; sexual maipulation and the way we are taught “no means no” but also that we aren’t supposed to say no and should just go along with what the other person wants. Nver feeling a sens of belonging in general or belonging in her body. Finding paganism and a new story.

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Issue 2: digest size, 34 pages. B&W text with collage.

This issue addresses eating disorders and recovery, grieving the death of my father, the Salem magical community, messages written on public restroom walls, and dreams.

This zine might contain triggering scenarios so please take care of yourself. I would love for you to read my zine and reach out.

il_570xN.739396062_sblxIssue 3: 11.5 x 8 inches, 16 pages. Full color, glossy with handwritten text and collage. 

I discuss feminism, being a bad feminist, body politics, eating disorder recovery, joining Ladies Rock Camp Boston, being in a punk band, and suicide.

Some of these issues can be very triggering so please take care of yourself.

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framed-1024x1024How to Sleep

In June 2014, I wrote a 32+ page zine called How To Sleep. I’ll send it to your for free if you want it! It was handmade with love and I hope you enjoy it.

You can also read the whole zine below! If you like what you see, consider getting the zine because there are some special things in it that can not be expressed the same here online.

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The Worst: A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss

issue3coverThe Worst #3 – A Compilation Zine on Grief and Loss

This issue contains pieces from 22 contributors exploring radical, DIY, activist and community responses to grief and loss. It includes submissions exploring loss due to suicide and violence, complicated and disenfranchised grief, loss of siblings, parents, friends, and mentors, and anticipation of a loss during prolonged illness. Also includes an interview with a social center about their memorial altar, tips for how to write about the tuff stuff, and a resource list. 76 1/2 legal pages with handprinted cover.

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Collide: On Physical and Mental Illness

From the editor: Collide is a collection of essays by those who are living with a physical disability and some form of mental illness.

None of this is easy. Discussing these two distinct but intertwined parts of ourselves, the dynamic, conflicting, challenging, hopeful parts of ourselves, is to be doubly vulnerable. It is to reveal the colliding parts of ourselves that are most intimate, and often hidden.

Issue One
Essays include:

Finding Meaning in Pain by Maranda Elizabeth (Telegram)

Wow by Synthia Nicole (Damaged Mentality)

Half and Half by JC (Tributaries)

When Disabilities, Dysfunctional Childhoods, and Mental Health Collide by Kerri Radley (Deafula)

With cover art by Anna Gk

Half letter-sized, B&W, 32 pages

Issue Two
Essays include:

Soul Meets Body by Ariane K (Chronically Yours)

Being One Person by Kimball Anderson (Hands, Unfolding)

A Funny Thing by JC (Tributaries)

This is Your Brain by Anina Ertel

The Obvious and Then Some by Synthia Nicole (Damaged Mentality)

Passing v. Omitting by Kerri Radley (Deafula)

Cover art by Sara Bear
Half letter-sized, B&W, 32 pages

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Mental Health

Maranda Elizabeth

 il_570xN.622197150_n5feTelegram zine issue 35

Telegram #35 is about suicide, borderline personality disorder, and friendship.

content note: suicide, gender stuff, self-injury, overdoses, ambulances, emergency rooms, coma, psych wards, ignorant cis people, doctors & nurses, traumas, transphobia, ableism, violent, violent thoughts, invalidation…!

This zine is a document of three admittances to the emergency room at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto, Ontario within a one-month time-frame, as well as another suicide attempt by overdose, resulting in a coma and almost heart attack, and yet another week on yet another psych ward. Notes on conversations with doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, blah blah, and experiences of transphobia, ableism, and invalidation.

Also, negative post-suicide-survival feelings! Psych med withdrawal, the desire but lack of motivation to make crucial changes in my life, the desire to stay the fuck away from hospitals but not knowing where else to go, the desire to focus on individual friendships while trying to get away from radical spaces but also still not knowing where else to go. Failures of mental health care systems, failures of radical communities. Etc.

In 2013, the DSM-5 came out, with a bunch of changes to the diagnostic criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. I’ve included the more recent details of the diagnosis in this zine, and compared it to the previous diagnosis, which I wrote about in Telegram #23 back in September 2011, after being diagnosed while on another inpatient psych ward; also, a tiny brief examination of the “invalidating environment” believed to be a major cause of BPD, and how just about all environments (institutions, social circles, etc) are or can be invalidating so maybe I’m doomed to be sick forever!

I’ll write something more posi one day, I promise.

Telegram #35 is quarter-sized, 24 pages, 4,200+ words, black & white.

il_570xN.758863191_raqmTelegram zine issue 37 parts A and B split

I made a split zine with myself! It’s 12,000 words / 48 pages long!

Telegram #37 (part A) is about complex-trauma, resisting & (re-)imagining recovery, creating new boundaries, abandoning identity, navigating the city of Toronto with a cane, the ways the body remembers trauma when the mind cannot, winter survival & disability, embracing the present while mourning the past, self-protection, & gratitude.

{content notes: trauma, chronic pain, inaccessibility}

Telegram #37 (part B) is about learning how to stay present in my body, choosing compassion rather than empathy, learning about and practicing yoga, naming & learning how to embody my values, how MDMA made me want to stay alive, understanding suicide, & trauma recovery.

{content notes: psychedelic drugs, chronic pain, suicide, ableism, madphobia}

il_570xN.659006676_8cf3Telegram zine issue 36

Telegram #36 is about being uncool, walking under full moons, fighting cynicism, defining & becoming a peptimist, perpetually letting go of resentments & jealousies, recovery, Tarot, talking to psychics, being offline, chronic pain, hermit summer, night owls & early birds, dumpsters, exile, poverty, and death.

Telegram #36 is 5,000+ words, black & white photocopy, quarter-sized, 24 pages.

tgcoverfrontTelegram: A Collection of 27 Issues  

In the Telegram: A Collection of Twenty-Seven Issues zine anthology Maranda tells tales of daily adventures, friendship, gender identity, falling in love with bicycles, getting tattoos, moving out, going crazy, and their experiences with inpatient hospitalizations. They also write about their relationship with their twin sister, and learning how to take care of their mental health within and without conventional institutions, identifying as genderqueer, getting sober, living a creative and meaningful daily life, and finding reasons to keep on going.

At its heart and in its guts, Telegram is about seeking magic in the smallest things, staying crazy in a world that wants us to fake sanity or die, and learning how to take good care of ourselves and each other.

5.5×7″ paperback, B&W, 447 pages

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Nichole

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A Visitor in Myself #1

A stream of consciousness zine that is reflective of my BPD traits and the gratitude I have for those who have stuck with me over the years.

Typewriter, handwritten, and magazine collage. Sewn binding.

Perzine : 1/4 size : 32 pages

il_570xN.725927229_qdeyA Visitor in Myself #2

A continuing narrative about mental health, self-care, memory, and learning to love and appreciate life as it comes. Other stories include a bad drinking experience, friendships, and finding kinship through zines.

Perzine : 1/4 size : 32 pages

il_570xN.725929755_jsz3A Visitor in Myself #3

An on-going narrative written during a harsh winter. This zine includes stories about reclaiming Valentine’s Day, pen pals, traveling more in 2014, necessary touch, music, and making it through the cold.

Typewriter, handwritten, and magazine collage. Sewn binding.

Perzine : 1/4 size : 32 pages

il_570xN.728450200_exds.jpgA Visitor in Myself #4

A narrative from late 2014 into early 2015. This zine includes writings on nightmares as scars, the need to desexualize intimacy, winter care, platonic love, life as stories, depression, zines, and more.

Typewriter, handwritten, and magazine collage. Sewn binding.

Perzine : 1/4 size : 32 pages

il_570xN.921807956_q5s0A Visitor in Myself #5

A stream of conscious narrative divided into stories of asexuality, embracing fear, relieving anxiety, knitting, hand-lettered quotes, stories of friendship, a new acne scar, and more.

Typewriter, handwritten, and magazine collage. Sewn binding.

Perzine : 1/4 size : 40 pages

Physical Health

Alana Kumbier & David T

Blind Date and Cyborg Sweetie

An excellent zine written by two people – one (my friend David) who is visually impaired and Alana who has type 1 diabetes. it’s about “…moving through the world with conditions that are often invisible to others, negotiating with our bodies to get through the day…” stories about their disability and illness histories, and being in a relationship. Super good!

 

Drugs

Milo / Dig it Distro & Press

struggle4A Struggle to Stay Conscious #4
Small, pretty cut and paste zine with small stories about a bunch of things: romanticizing brokeness, sobriety, friends, zine reviews, queerness.

 

 

struggle5A Struggle to Stay Conscious #5
Ways that misogany has negitively impacted their life. Self-worth and sex and dissociation. I love this zine, the rawness of self-criticism and trying to find a way out.

 

 

struggle7A Struggle to Stay Conscious #7
Queerness and naming; meeting their new girlfriend at queer Dungeons and Dragons group, and it being amazing to be with another “trans crazy alcoholic…boderline punx,” frustration with their 12 step program but it also being helpful

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Taryn Hipp

il_570xN.350406349Sub Rosa #7: the sobriety issue

i recently reached two years sober & felt it was time to share my story of alcoholism & my recovery. this is the story of how i hit rock bottom & how i got (am getting) better. it may be triggering or it may be comforting, probably both.

 

Liberation Theory

Megan Twiddy/ Eliza Agar Press

Silenced feminisms, inspired by Spare RibSilenced feminisms, inspired by Spare Rib

For this zine I have chosen to respond to key articles in Spare Rib that I have found interesting, and that are annoyingly still relevant today. I am interested in activism and showing unrepresented and often unspoken stories, at least in mainstream media, that are important in challenging oppressive societal norms. This zine looks at social cleansing, racism, classism, transphobia, the 1984 UK miners strike, sex worker’s rights, Palestine, sex education and abortion. It also features xAx, Charlie Cragg, Dorothy Innerd, Lorraine Malyan, Samia Malik and Sutapa Biswas!

This zine will be available at the Feminist Library on 29th August as well as online here, after the event.

36 pages, black and white, images and text.

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Native American Feminist Musings

1-copyEmpower Yoself Before you Wreck Yoself: Native American Feminist Musings

This zine covers a bunch of different personal and political issues: Speaking the Unspoken rather than “breaking the steriotype,” Flash Fiction about Annie Mae + a short bio of Annie Mae who was part of AIM and the 1973 Wounded Knee Reoccupation; cultural approriation and mascots; “my own feminist empowerment manifesto,” and more. – Cindy Crabb

11759043_1146281088732017_1974571232_nNizhoni Beat: Native American Feminist Musings

…this issue talks about decolonization, art and traveling, coming out and gender identity, going to a black lives matters protest and the mixed feelings about white male anarchists insigating confrontation and disapointment in the online arguing and animosity resulting from an event that was supposed to bring people together with a sense of community.- Cindy Crabb

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RudyLoewe

rudeyClaude McKay: Queer, Black & Radical

An A4 full colour short comic about the experiences of the writer Claude McKay, whilst he lived in London during the 1920s..

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Sugar Paper Gang

sugar paperSugar Paper #16

20 tings to make and do.
The space issue, with recipes, crocheted planets, fabric marbling, X Files cross stitch, fizzy bath stars, which alien are you quiz and much more!

Comes with free headpins and beads to make constellation jewellery!

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Synchronise Witches Press + Zine Distro

the chapessthe chapess zine #4

‘There’s a strange disconnect somewhere between Being Too Much and yet not Taking Up Enough Space, which sound like they should at least resemble each other, or that one should be en route to the other. I think that I am Too Much, and it feels like I am oozing all over the floor. I tell myself that I need to learn to Take Up Space, and Taking Up Space seems like it should look like something more solid, something that knows how to express its well-formed opinions calmly and yet with force.’ – Aimee Wall

a special A4 edition of the Chapess zine – produced for the Turn The Page Artists’ book fair, 18 contributors over 26 pages.

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Sari

il_570xN.870710752_sw5jNeither Doll Houses nor Tree Houses: On Living Outside of the Gender Binary

Finished in under 24 hours for the 2012 Chicago Zine Fest, this zine focuses on the ups and downs of finding myself outside of the gender binary and attempts to both de- and re-construct various questions about my own gender as well as gender in general. Three separate sections discuss feeling pushed out of femininity, how masculinity is viewed as inherent and femininity is viewed as a fictitious performance, how striving for the “perfect balance” of two genders is not plausible nor an adequate solution, acceptance or tolerance (or neither) that I feel in specific spaces, how my radical friends misgender and disrespect me more often than my non-radical ones, the (non-) accessibility of queer jargon and language, how coming out has garnered me the most intense gender assumptions yet, dealing with friends who don’t “get it”, my desire to validate my own identity without stepping on the identity of others, and checking white privilege. March 2012. 32 pgs, ½ size, B&W. $2-3 or trade.

il_570xN.870711322_h7n4Thou Shalt Not Talk about the White Boys’ Club: Challenging the Unwritten Rules of Punk

Touted as being a home for society’s rejects, outcasts, and ‘alternative’ political stances, punk unfortunately often ends up reinforcing oppressive mindsets and ideals by setting up numerous unwritten rules for dress, behavior, personal choices, identifications, and so much more. This zine aims to direct conscious attention to the nuances of being a marginalized person, namely a woman, queer person, or POC, in the punk community. Includes questions intended to incite dialogue among readers and their friends as well as a short list of recommended resources concerning marginalized experiences in punk. B&W, 34 pages, & text heavy.

 

Poor Lass zine

poor_lass_zine_front_coverPoor Lass #6

The Health issue!

A zine from the voices of poor lasses, a collection of stories of what it’s really like to be working class.
This issue focuses on health, mental, emotional and physical health, loved ones and not being able to afford health care and much more!

Collected by Em and Seleena who want working class voices to be heard!

poor lass zinePoor lass #3 – The family Issue!

A zine from the voices of poor lasses, a collection of stories of what it’s really like to be working class.
Issue three focuses on family. How you relate to your family, how your family function, families you build yourself, what family means to you and more!

Collected by Em and Seleena who want Poor Lasses to be heard.

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working class queersThe Queer Working Class Zine Project

Oh hai! Working Class Queers #1 is back in print! £2.00, including postage. Paypal yr nuggets, name and addy to me using charlotte.richardson.andrews@gmail.com and snail mail joy shall be yrs

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Nyxia Grey

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Girls Rock Camp Boston Zine

This 90-page, full-color, digest-size zine was made during the summer session of Girls Rock Camp Boston. The pages were compiled by girls ages 8-17. During the zine workshop I asked them to think about what frustrated them about being a girl. Not only was this workshop one of the most rewarding experiences of my life but the girls’ pages were amazing and beautiful and strong. After reading this zine, I hope you will have a renewed faith in feminism.

100% of the proceeds for the sale of this zine go back to Girls Rock Campaign Boston. The money is used towards tuition so that no girl is turned away because she cannot afford to rock.

Girls Rock Campaign Boston is a 501(c)3 non-profit, feminist organization located in Boston, MA. They offer week-long summer programs for girls ages 8-17. During the week, girls receive instrumental instruction (guitar, bass, drums, vocals or keyboards), form a band, write an original song, and perform at a local rock venue. In addition, girls attend workshops such as self-defense, songwriting, women in rock history, and screen-printing.

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Eric Levitt

not trans enoughNot Trans Enough: A Compilation Zine on the Erasure of Non Passing and Non Conforming Trans Identified People

With over 30 contributors and 50 pages of writings, stories, poems, comics and images, this zine explores the multiple lived truths of trans and non binary people who feel, in some way or another, the pressure to ‘conform’ to dominate narratives of what it means and looks like to be trans. This zine explores the notion of trans authenticity created by cissexist ideas of gender ‘normalcy’ and breaks them down; tears them apart. This zine asks us if we can envision something new and broaden our ideas surrounding identity and gender. This zine is printed in colour and can be ordered with lavender, blue, green, yellow, or pink cover pages.

“Can we envision something new? Where femininity is celebrated; where violent masculinity isn’t acceptable; where intersectional experiences of violence and oppression are not removed from our gender identities? Where self-determination is seen as truth? My hope with this zine is that it becomes a stepping-stone on the path to growth and understanding, and while I know that it could never represent all experiences, I hope that it demonstrates that a wide range of truths exists, and that there is no such thing as not being trans enough.”

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Sari  & Rachel

Hoax

No More Words is a perzine written by Hoax Zine co-editor Rachel.Topics include: strategies for managing depression and burnout, diy currency, working with teenagers in professional settings, social work, taking responsibility to inform others about unusual triggers, New York City living, femme community, misandry as a social media trend, eating disorders, and class privilege. 

HOAX Issue #6 is about feminisms & communication! [November 2011]

another super thick zine full of excellent essays and stories. This one asks the questions: How are knowledge/power transmitted through tone/word/body language? What makes us feel visible or silenced? How do we understand ourselves and how do others read us? How do we move forward after breakdowns in communications? and much more.

HOAX Issue #7 is about feminisms & change! [June 2012]

Feminisms and ChangeAnother great thick issue! Exploring “What are our goals for ourselves and our communities? Which methods do we use to gauge change and it progress ever quantifiable? In shwat ways do we knowingly and unknowingly showcase personal changes and how are these changes read by others?” includes a bunch of great essays and reflections! Includes: “Fat is Still A Feminist Issue,” “White Activism as Performance,” “Blood Alchohol Content: On Family, Assault, and Giving Up Drinking,” and a whole ton of others great topics!

HOAX Issue #8 is about feminisms & mythologies! [January 2013]

What is the role of storytelling and folklore in supporting women’s and trans* narratives? When do we keep and when do we discard traditions? How do we confront myths about sexuality, diversity, change and progress within our communities? Where do societal norms and values end and our desires begin? and more!

HOAX Issue #9 is about feminisms & vulnerabilities! [September 2013]

A ton of really great, powerful essays! How can vulnerability be used as a tactic for individual empowerment and social change? How do we establish healthy boundaries in the conxtext of community building work, and when does it become important to push ourselves past our designated limits? How do class, race, gender, and other markers of oppression and privilege influence our ability to ask for help and receive services and accommodations?

HOAX Issue #10 is about feminisms & embodiments! [September 2014]

“How are class, gender, race and other identity markers represented within and by our physical bodies? How can we controt our bodies to navigate our enviornments in ways that feel affirmative and safe? What does it look like to fully embody the values of anti-capitalist, anti-racist, queer, feminsit praxis? How are the body and the mind interconnected and what strategies can we employ to heal both simultaneously?…” Another thick, full issue of this great feminist compilation zine!

HOAX Issue #11 is about feminisms & strategy! [November 2015]

HOAX Issue #12 is about feminisms & healing!

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Clementine Morrigan

11193299_369574893237789_2386605451614413052_nComplicating Veganism: Creating a more intersectional vegan movement

Complicating Veganism is a compilation zine edited by Nicole Davis and Clementine Morrigan. Eleven contributors complicate veganism by considering it in conjunction with disordered eating, mental health, trauma, sexual violence, autism, intersectionality, capitalism, colonialism, food justice, fat activism, sexual orientation and other topics. The goal of this zine is to undermine the single-issue oriented approach that much vegan activism takes, to call into question oppressive tactics that vegan activism uses and to open up the conversation about veganism in a way that is complex, intersectional and focused on justice. We are also seeking submissions for a second issue to continue the conversation.

“We need to address the fact that the figures at the frontline of the vegan movement are white, able-bodied, cisgender, thin and fit, wealthy settlers.” – Nicole Davis

“Veganism, which gave me a sense of safety and control, a sense of distance from violence, also was a way of coping.” – Clementine Morrigan

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Arise for social Justice

New Arizine available!

She collected artwork from Arise artists (Ruben Santiago, Paul Midura), poetry from Arise poets (Norm Harris, Martina Robinson, me) and did interviews with many others, collecting their experiences in stories about fighting landlords, overcoming addiction, and reaching for their dreams.The zine is free for all low-income people, but we hope that those who want a copy and who can afford it will make a donation for our next edition!  Call the Arise office at 734-4948 or email us at ariseforsocialjustice@gmail.com.

Arise for social Justice

New Arizine available!

She collected artwork from Arise artists (Ruben Santiago, Paul Midura), poetry from Arise poets (Norm Harris, Martina Robinson, me) and did interviews with many others, collecting their experiences in stories about fighting landlords, overcoming addiction, and reaching for their dreams.The zine is free for all low-income people, but we hope that those who want a copy and who can afford it will make a donation for our next edition!  Call the Arise office at 734-4948 or email us at ariseforsocialjustice@gmail.com. 

Fiction

Suzy Subways

propagandaThe Propaganda Maker
Short story (fiction) by the amazing Suzy Subways. Suzy is a really good writer. This story I don’t exactly know how to descibe – it is about a person who is basically imprisioned, living in a part of a bridge with someone who makes propaganda. Sometimes she gets out – turning into rat and sneeking out. The whole story is kind of creepy and really intriguing and seems like it’s symolic for various policial and emotional and realtional things.- Cindy Crabb

eyesThe Eyes of the Man
this is a fiction story by my friend Suzy Subways. it’s about a girl who kills her mom’s rapist. and about queerness and activism – Cindy Crabb

Delivery Dyke (1996, about my adventures as a pizza delivery girl in Brooklyn)

Subways (2003, with stories and interviews about NYC communities)

 

 

Studying

Lost Maps

These Tiny, Infinite Things (Reading Copy)

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“Our culture has probably deliberately moved away from [re-naming] as we’ve moved towards classifying and labeling everything. If a name is seen as a changeable, ethereal thing then it can’t be so sewn on to a prison uniform. It needs to be set in stone for our culture to have something to call us and something to write up in court papers and parking tickets and everything.”