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.
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.
My Feminist Friends is a zine which features interviews with five feminists: a librarian, a psychologist, a union organizer, a gender studies student/professor, and a market researcher/women’s health care advocate.
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
After a trying end to the summer, I do my best to keep positive by going for it and playing shows. Surprisingly positive results to my efforts.
Exploring my interest in home recording and grappling with lack of confidence in my musical abilities. Trying to support friends when their house burns down & our friend goes into a coma after falling off his bike.
In “Sticking Around #1” I write about staying in the same town after graduating from college, and post-college life/ anxieties in general. I talk about trying to maintain friendships when people moveaway, entering the work force via a vegan cafe, and an anxiety dream (about oatmeal?!?)
Short accounts of shows played as full-band “free cake for every creature” in December ‘13 and January ‘14
A split zine I made with my mom about body peace & healing through our experience of baking together
Khristina Acosta / No Shame Distro
What To Keep, What to Give Away #1
personal writing about abuse – trying to change pattterns like kissing someone and then knowing that they won’t be able to say no and it will always lead to sex. Looking at the ways rape culture is perpetuated, entitlement, race. Audre Lorde, power dynamics, slut shaming of self. Self love. Very personal and insightful.
What to Keep What to Give Away #2
great zine about trauma and trying to get rid of past defense mechanisms, blackout hookups and sexual assault/coersion, intrusive thoughts, racism, decolonial love as a test of praxis as people of color and ways they have internalized white supremacy, sex and relationships and panic and dissociation. healing.
it’s a perzine I made about identifying as a hard femme – or basically, being queer, tough, poor, working class, fat and femme. It’s hand written with some bad art and contains writing about histories, embodiment, cooking, fashion, films, and body modification.
“Hard Femme” is a perzine I made about identifying as a hard femme – or basically, being queer, tough, poor, working class, fat and femme. This issue contains writings/illustrations about non-monogamy/dating, hair, clothes, money, shit jobs, exercise and self care. It also has some super rad submissions from other hard femmes!
“Hard Femme” is a perzine I made about identifying as a hard femme – or basically, being queer, tough, poor, working class, fat and femme. This issue contains writing and drawing about mental health, introversion, undoing people, poly, punk femmes, self expression and home making.