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Mamaphiles, the parent zine collaboration, announces issue #4: Raising Hell

(and a request for help getting it off the ground)

The collaborative effort of thirty-four zine-making parents, this fourth issue of Mamaphiles takes on the wilder side of parenthood – from
toddler-chasing to rabble-rousing. “Children are natural born
hell-raisers,” wrote Henry Miller. And as Mamaphiles' writers can
attest, raising them can be an act of revolution.

Raising Hell features stories of an activist family imprisoned in Israel and racial injustice in the U.S., as well as essays on the more quiet,
inner struggles of parents striving to seek balance and creative
expression, heal, make a family and support each other.

Mamaphiles was initially conceived in 2004 as a cooperative effort of the zine-writing mothers who congregated online at Mamaphonic.com.
Thirty-three contributors took on the theme of “Birth” and the
resulting 132-page zine proved so successful that two more issues were
produced, Mamaphiles #2 “Cutting the Cord” and Mamaphiles #3 “Coming
Home” .

Now, with Raising Hell, the Mamaphiles writers - each of whom produces a zine individually – have pooled their talent again to testify that
while child-rearing may be hellish sometimes, it’s the most rewarding
hell out there.


Trula Breckenridge/Positive Emergence

Mariah Boone/ Lone Star Ma

Charlie/The Nose Knows

Sky Cosby / Pirate Papa : An Anarcho-Green Journal of D(o)-I(t)-Y(ourself) Parenting

Robin Dutton-Cookston/Apron Strings

Kate Haas/Miranda

Heather Jackson/madiburl and mindfuck revolutions

Rahula Janowski/ Joybringer

Katie Kaput/ Night Cookies

Victoria Law/ Tenacious

Corbin Lewars/ Reality Mom

China Martens/ The Future Generation

Noemi Martinez/ Hermana, Resist

Lamesha Melton/ Cocoa/Puss Zine

Jessica Mills/ My Mother Wears Combat Boots

Tomas Moniz/Rad Dad

Angela Morrill/ I Always Wanted to Learn Tai Chi

connie murillo/ The Peep Show

Coleen Murphy/ Once Upon a Photobooth/the Mama Calendar

Celia Perez/Roots & Wings

redguard/Absent Cause

Nic Ramirez-Riesen/ LA DAMA ZINE

Laurel Ripple-Carpenter / CUNTastic!

Anna Rose

Brandon McClendon-Rose / VIVA LOVE

Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie/ Mother Nature

Raye Tibbitts/ Bad Mother Chronicles

Robert Trujillo/SS

Regina Walker / Recovering Me

Anna Westley/Habit

Mai'a Williams/ Revolutionary Motherhood Zine

Christina-Marie Wright/Gonzo Parenting Zine

Cover Art by: Rachel Galindo/Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison

118 pages, half size

Price: Sliding Scale $5-$7; Institutional Price: $10-15; Inquire about wholesale pricing

Mamaphiles is a non-profit project which strives to remain accessible to readers of all income levels/life circumstances. The cost of production,
printing & postage comes to 5 dollars per copy. If you feel you can
afford to give more than 5 dollars, please send what you feel is
appropriate to support the project. If 5 dollars is out of your reach,
talk to us.

The best way to order is via paypal, to: lesbouquinistes@gmail.com

Please indicate how many zines your buying or if the amount is a donation.

If paypal is not an option for you, you can send an email to the Pay Pal address above for information on payment alternatives.


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This baby is ready to go! And will be headed out into the world as soon as we raise enough funds to pay for printing, so please pre-order
your copy today! 

WE NEED TO RAISE $900 dollars in 3 weeks to get our zine printed at http://www.1984printing.com/. (We have $750 already, the total to make 500 copies and ship is $1,650) When pre-ordering your copy, if you can donate any extra, 5, 10, 35
dollars, please do. WE CAN DO THIS! 

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Hi Kate,

This is more of an announcement and not a discussion. Can you please repost on your blog. It will still show up on the main page.


Oh, sorry! I don't think I have a blog - do I? Not sure how to go about this.

Krissy PonyBoy Press said:
Hi Kate,

This is more of an announcement and not a discussion. Can you please repost on your blog. It will still show up on the main page.


Everyone has a blog built in to having an account. To find yours:

Menu at the top: "Main" - "Invite" -"My Page" - "Members" - "Forum" ... "Blogs" (click that)

Submenu: "All Blog Posts" - "My Blog" (click that)

Below: "Add Blog Post" (click that)
Thanks all, I figured it out...



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