(2) Zines to add to bank of ideas

Dean Spade

Homomilitia

Hysteria Collective

Inman Mountainlion

Kisha

If I Could Live in Hope; Sexual Abuse and Survival

 

Liberation Theory

Trans

A Map of Wounds by Dsyphoria Collective

contents:

1. Foreword
2. Cunt by North
3. Don’t Leave Breeding to the Breeders by Gabriel Balfe
5. To my Father, With Love by Camel Gupta
6. Self Hatred and Dysphoria by Hanouska Banaal
7. Squatting Whilst Trans by Felicity Wood
8. #Enough by Jack Etches
9. Pre-Political by Jules Gleeson
10. Poems by Elli Fairweather
11. Fabric By Natasha Lall
12. My Gender is Tranny by Jacken Waters
13. Blue Monday by Roz Kaveney
14 Resources

Cis s.c.u.m. manifesto one page zine including poster by Dsyphoria Collective

Cis s.c.u.m. manifesto is a new take on the scum manifesto by Valerie solanas. Through the perspective of a vil cis hetero we explore the transphobia in solanas’ work. (It’s also quite funny as its a little self mocking).

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Ellie June Navidson

spiderSpider Teeth: wherein our protaganist flies to Thailand to get a brand new cunt.

Super thick zine with a lot of details of getting surgery, but also about way more than surgery: it’s about finding a way to tell the true story of her life without reinforcing cultural assumptions and the problematic macro-narrative that has been created about transwomen, and also telling the truth, finding ways to tell her story so it can be universally understood. – Cindy Crabb

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Feminism

Judith Arcana

Janebill: Keesha and Joanie and JANE

Written by Judith Arcana, one of the members of the JANE collective that provided abortions when they were illegal, this is a short play set in the near future, when Roe v. Wade is overturned. A group of women trying to figure out what to do invites JANE members to discuss ideas, memories, and strategies. A great starting point for our own discussions about what to do about the increasing limitations on abortion access.

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History

Erick Lyle / SCAM

book-coverOn The Lower Frequencies: A Secret History of The City

Erick Lyle’s On the Lower Frequencies is at once a manual, a memoir and a history of creative resistance and fun in a world run rotten with poverty and war. Whether handing out fake starbucks coupons for free coffee, dropping flyers on mall-goer’s heads that say “aren’t you glad this isn’t a bomb?” or having punk shows in laundromats, Lyle (formerly known as Iggy Scam) has shown the world over the years that you can resist consumerism and have fun and have a sense of humor at the same time.

Lyle, an icon of the samizdat zine scene of the 1990′s, is equally at home on mainstream radio, where he has done several commentaries for This American Life. His “Secret History” traces the evolution of cities, for sure, and of neighborhoods, and of dissent, but also of his own thinking under the pressure of experience, from his early focus on the more outre forms of resistance, through more contemplative times as he becomes preoccupied with the passage of time and starts to articulate an affirmative vision of the type of society he’d like to live in and fight for. In writing, for example, on Reagan’s death he feels relief that came from realizing that by the time Reagan had actually died, his teenage rage had ceased being the motivating factor in his life, that what keeps him going is the sense of what he wishes the world actually looked like, inter alia, public art, squats, free breakfast programs, illegal peace demos in san francisco, punk holidays (joey ramone day, in which people gather and do a secret santa exchange of mixtapes), even a booklist.

But he never seeks refuges in the abstract. In one of the book’s key set pieces, “The Epicenter of Crime: The Hunt’s Donuts Story,” Lyle celebrates the history and passing of a donut shop that was once a nerve center in San Francisco’s Mission neighborhood. On one level, it’s an epitaph for a beloved hangout. On another, it’s a metaphor for the racial and economic tensions that can accompany gentrification. And on yet another, it’s an untold history of an entire neighborhood via a single retail establishment.

Scam gives the reader inspiration for living defiantly in these times.

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Drugs

Emma / Dig it Distro & Press

punx in sobriety zine, a zine “called no sleep till you lose your shit,” trans women/trans fems & mental health zine, and the anthology which doesn’t have a working title yet;

 

Geoff

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“living not existing #2” is a 28 page black and white zine. it heavily discusses addiction, drug use, sobriety and recovery. this zine talks about using drugs, getting sober and maintaining sobriety. it emphasizes ways and strategies to support sober people. this zine touches on the experience of being mixed race and genderqueer. this perzine is intimate, personal and vulnerable.

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“living not existing” is a 28 page black and white zine. it’s the first issue of the new perzine series by geoff. it features writing, notes, posts on social media and doodles. “living not existing” is themed around living a life in recovery, being grateful for the struggles and being blessed by successes, whatever they may be. this zine shares experiences on addiction, substance use, recovery, sobriety, queerness, mixed race identity, genderqueerness, spirituality, struggles and opportunities for growth. “living not existing” is an intimate invitation into geoff’s personal life.

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8 1/2 by 11 full colour glossy print featuring collage and creative writing.

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Studying

Geoff

nobody caresnobody cares: pieces to pathways

“nobody cares: pieces to pathways” is a 20 page zine that features creative writings, online status updates and academic texts. “nobody cares” is inspired by a saying that my dear friend kyle used to say. this saying has always inspired me because when he used to say “nobody cares”, i still always cared for him no matter what. this zine covers topics ranging from selfie culture, to sober stories, mixed race identity, difficulties and humility. it features a colour cover with images and backgrounds that have been repurposed from old magazines. during the time this zine was written, the following quote from author thomas king was kept in mind, “the truth about stories is that that’s all we are”.to live outside of sexist conditioning and norms.” —Herizons Magazine

beyond barsBeyond Bars: An essay about the impacts of intoxication culture and substance use on trans culture 

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Music

IMG_0690Mess of a Dreamer: a Taylor Swift fanzine — issue #1 by Erin Fae

I have a lot of feelings. Taylor Swift has a lot of feelings. We make a good pair.

I never felt called to make a proper *fan*zine before but then I fell hard for Taylor and needed to put all my intense thoughts/feelings about Taylor Swift into something tangible.

What’s the zine made of? Feminism, music as resiliency strategy, intense longing… and a whole lot of Taylor Swift feelings.

Oh, and this zine isn’t just for Swifites; try it out today!

* 94 pages
* quarter size
* text heavy
* cut & paste
* effusive magic filled

PLEASE NOTE: UNOFFICIAL Taylor Swift zine. This is *entirely fan made.* It does not pretend to be any official Taylor Swift merchandise. it’s just pure Taylor Swift fan love and commentary. This falls under FAIR USE law.

 

Family

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ella funt #1

my new zine is officially ready to roll! it’s called “ella funt” & it’s about the whole situation in which i had a baby. specifically, it addresses: how my partner & i decided to have a kid, our struggles with trying to get pregnant, all the hinjinks around being informed that i wasn’t pregnant when actually i was, pregnancy topics like weight gain & gender preference, & it ends with being diagnosed with pre-eclampsia & having to start high-risk maternity care. the second issue will pick up where this one leaves off.

it’s forty quarter-sized pages & pretty text-heavy–more than 10,000 words. the text is broken up with little fabric swatches left over from the quilt i made for ramona while i was pregnant.

 

Mental Health

Everyday Magic

mhc-coverThe Mental Health Cookbook

This 50 page illustrated zine explores how to create a healing connection to the natural world through an engagement with plants, nutrients and microorganisms. It’s not a traditional cookbook but a how-to guide covering: nutritional basics, sprouting, fermenting, gardening, foraging, medicinal herbs, flower essences and more! Read a review.

 

betweenEveryday Magic #2: Between

“It could be infinitely worse. And it could be infinitely better. Between these possibilities we live and between these possibilities we practice.” The apocalypse. Practicing magic on stolen ground. Ritual as emergence. Resiliency and active hope. The relationship between queers and magic.

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everyday-magic-cover1Everyday Magic #1

From the introduction: “i want to believe in a woo that is centered in justice. i want to practice a spirituality where personal transformation is tied to collective healing. i want to talk to stones and listen to trees and march downtown and dance on the port and call it all magic. .” Read a review here.

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offerings-coverOfferings

Four stories of healing. From dirt: “there was something that changed in me those four months on the farm. my arms grew stronger as my mind grew quieter. i was terrified of the dark  but in the morning i woke, like the roosters, with the sun. i felt in my body a slow unwinding, a measured trusting. there was a new security in bones, a soft relief in gravity.”

Read a review here.

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Physical Health

kate larson

nobetter11.jpgNo Better than Apples #11

My favorite zine. Haunting and beautiful wriitng. Beauty and sadness: the developers tearing up the trees and empty lot next door. Mom in the nursing home, bringing her a cake and trying to be an adult; touring and vulnerability and having to bring intermuscular self-injections for MS and always leaving it behind in the fridge. So beautifully capturing what it is like when our minds and bodies can not bear any more, and then how friendship and care bring us back from the edges.- Cindy Crabb

Compilation Zines

DysphoriaDysphoria Collective

We are a trans health collective selling literature and art to fund events and further commissioned work.

our literature:

we commission writings around the theme of trans health, in an attempt to start deeper conversations on the topic. ‘Health’ is a broad category – an interpretation could stretch to mean almost any part of someone’s life: physical, psychological, economic, social – but we’ve made no attempt to delimit the boundaries of what trans health might mean for our purposes. Instead we’re interested in developing what healthcare means to us as trans people, in this day and age, beyond the official discourses that populate the medical literature and the parliament enquiries. Our collective is embryonic at this stage, and so are our conversations. All we know now is the sickness of our situation, and of how the language given to us continues to fail when we seek to describe our injuries. We are grateful to the trans people – working class, migrant, of colour – who have struggled before us, and who continue to struggle now, to claim a territory, real and discursive. It’s by their efforts that we have come to know ourselves. But we need more. We need a map of our wounds, to more effectively navigate ourselves, our bodies, and each other.

A Map of Wounds by Dsyphoria Collective

contents:

1. Foreword
2. Cunt by North
3. Don’t Leave Breeding to the Breeders by Gabriel Balfe
5. To my Father, With Love by Camel Gupta
6. Self Hatred and Dysphoria by Hanouska Banaal
7. Squatting Whilst Trans by Felicity Wood
8. #Enough by Jack Etches
9. Pre-Political by Jules Gleeson
10. Poems by Elli Fairweather
11. Fabric By Natasha Lall
12. My Gender is Tranny by Jacken Waters
13. Blue Monday by Roz Kaveney
14 Resources

Cis s.c.u.m. manifesto one page zine including poster by Dsyphoria Collective

Cis s.c.u.m. manifesto is a new take on the scum manifesto by Valerie solanas. Through the perspective of a vil cis hetero we explore the transphobia in solanas’ work. (It’s also quite funny as its a little self mocking).

 

Poetry

Ghost Lungs

three crushes (winter 2013).

12 pages at ¼ letter size. collages and three short story-poems about crushes that i’ve had: the aching rush, how things smelled and felt.

 

 

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Fiction

Jonas

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An anthology of stories about vampires and superheroes, giant killer robots, psychics, love potions, bar fights over stolen angel wings, imaginary monsters, magical traveling pants and the devil as a red-headed con man. But it’s also a novel about overcoming depression, struggling with suicide, handling loss, and trying to find meaning in a world where the supernatural isn’t the hardest part of life to accept. Above all, it’s about finding friendship when it is least expected–but most needed.

” I love this book! Written by Jonas of Cheer the EFF Up zine, this is a bunch of fictional little stories including my favorite superhero Amazing Man. I’m not totally sure how to describe it all, but it’s so great. Curses and forlorn love, kindergardeners and punks. All these sad, strange slices of people’s lives so strange they are clearly fiction, but so simple they could be true. ” – Cindy Crabb

 

Illustration

jacobvjoyce

using space

The story of Sabotaj published by Muujinga / hloupochku

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