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you’ve got a friend in pennsylvania #6
my issues with mental health have always been immensely difficult for me to assess, describe, and talk about. an intensely private person, i have kept most of my struggles to myself. in this zine, i attempt to investigate the traces of anxiety, depression, suicide, and alcoholism in my family’s history as well as my own difficulties with these issues. almost split into two zines due to volume, this issue is a hefty assortment of stories, thoughts, and emotions.
eight sections discuss: the secrecy surrounding my family’s history of suicides, a recent suicide in my family, my issues with anxiety and pushing emotions aside, my reoccuring suicidal thoughts and how my identities intersect with them, talking with a fellow queer/trans* friend struggling with suicide, assessing my tumultuous relationship with alcohol and deciding to become consciously sober, what i can do to manage and deal with things, and what i plan to do in the future. there is a trigger warning for the zine relating to depression, anxiety, suicide, self-harm, alcoholism, sexual assault, and abuse - please take care of yerself before you read this - it is intense.
this zine is extremely text heavy, black & white, 46 pages, and 1/2 size. for purchasing or trading, please e-mail youvegotafriendinpaATgmailDOTcom or get in touch with me on here!
hoax #5 - feminisms and COMMUNITY is offically finished! essays include: core requirements for a “safer space”; a manifesta written as the basis for the mother ourselves bootcamp for queer folks of color; supporting those who are new to feminism; notes from a trans*feminist; queer land movements; community in the punk scene; environmental consciousness and ecofeminist policy; a comic about food co-ops; parenting and looking to create community for one’s child; a coming of age story about radicalization through queer internet forums and punk rock; thoughts on collectives; wanting a more intersectionary feminist community; rethinking personal feminist politics; a comic about the cons of “women’s space;” reflections of a soon-to-be community organizer; a short introduction to the amish community; an intersectional feminist library short list; girl-on-girl crime & the need for unity amongst women; a reinvestigation on sexual assault; the effects of a family member’s suicide; a powerful poem called “crowing the may queen,” reflections of zine release party that implemented as “safer space” policy; and how the labor movement has helped feminism! also includes an interview with the editors, original art/comics, prose, feminist we love, and vegan recipes! 1/2 size, 68 pages, b&w, and super text heavy! we have decided to pledge 10% OF THE PROCEEDS OF EACH ISSUE PURCHASED FROM US THROUGH SEPTEMBER TO SUPPORT BO THE DOG’S SURGERY. you can read more about bo’s condition here. asking $4 or similar trade! e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or leave me a message/comment for more information!
the baltimore-based radical feminist zine hoax now has issue #4 out!
essays include: issues of bias & falsified neutrality in using a pen name; girlhood and influences from community
and parents; questioning riot grrrl’s contemporary survival; combating
gendered notions from parents and coming to learn about feminism;
storytelling and transnational feminist theory; comparing the position
of women in ancient rome and contemporary united states; jane addams
& the hull house; standing up to a teacher who was a
perpetrator of sexual assault; community, art, and media autonomy in
slovenia; calling out the HRC/liberal gay agenda for perpetuating
heteronormativity and assimilation; being a “drag hag”; exploring the
idea of having lived a past life; being a queer,
male-bodied/male-identified pro-feminist; being influenced by a
grandmother’s inadvertent feminism; sylvia plath and the feminist
inversion of mythology; a brief history of witchcraft; heterosexual
brasilian sex tourism; FBI infiltration of the second wave feminist
movement; learning about feminism through a father; reflections on
working in a women’s shelter; the achievements of jeanette howard
foster; coming to be a feminist man & questioning restrictive
masculinity; what it means for an ethnicity to be considered
“caucasian”; in-depth exploration of one’s first triggering experience;
becoming a christian feminist; and the radical feminist history of
mother’s day. also includes original artwork & comic excerpts,
feminists we love, and vegan recipes! ½ size, 80 pages, b&w, and
super text heavy! asking US$4 (includes shipping) or trade!
send me a message, e-mail hoaxzine(at)gmail(dot)com, or find a copy at red emmas!
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