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A zine group for zinesters who identify as "feminist" and bring that element to there zine writing.

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Comment by Daniel de Culla on November 4, 2016 at 7:22pm

Welcome¡' ClitKong.

Comment by Anomaliette on November 4, 2016 at 5:53pm

Hey,

A new french Art zine about WOMEN'S BODY HAIRS is out !

> you can find it here /a>

for more infos : ClitKong facebook page

Comment by Echo Nina on October 25, 2016 at 1:53am

Hi, I’m a feminist zinester from Belgium and I’m also doing some DIY research into zines.

At the moment I’m writing an article on zines about body norms and resistance. To get a variety of voices in my article, I’m looking for zinesters to participate in a survey. If you make zines which address issues such as abortion, age(ing), body image and beauty standards, disability/ableism, gender/sexism, illness, LGBTQIA/phobia, menstruation, mental health, pregnancy/parenting, race/racism, sexuality, (sexual) violence, and other body-related identities/oppressions/issues or intersections of these, please get in touch!

The article will be published online on the website of Sophia, a support network for gender studies in Belgium. Last year, Sophia organised a conference called Unruly Bodies which invited researchers, activists, and artists to present their work on body norms and resistance in lectures, performances, exhibitions, and workshops. Soon, articles by those participants about their presentations will be published on their website. At the conference I set up a temporary zine library and zine workshop and this inspired me to find out more about zines talking about body-related issues.

I’m especially interested in ways zines can assist in resistance against body norms and oppression. If you would like to share your views, you can let me know and send me your answers to the following questions:

Survey:

  • Your name, pen name or pseudonym?
  • Your preferred pronoun, age, country of residence/origin?
  • Name of your zine(s)?
  • How many zines have you made and how long have you been making zines? How did you first discover zines?
  • Why do you make zines?
  • How would you describe the zine(s) you make? Which themes/subjects do your address in your zine(s)?
  • How do you address body-related issues/identities/oppressions in your zine(s)?
  • What do you hope to achieve by making your zine(s) and writing about these issues?
  • Does the distribution, community, and readership of zines have an impact on your content?
  • Can zines be political or activist? If yes, in which way? If no, why not? Do you use your zines as a form of activism or political tool?
  • What are the advantages of zines for you as a political tool and what are their limitations?
  • Do you use digital/online media such as blogs, youtube, social media…? Can you compare how you use them to how you use zines?
  • What is your experience with reading zines which talk about body norms and resistance? Have they impacted or influenced you?
  • Would you like to add anything?

I would be very grateful if you decide to participate in the questionnaire, and if you prefer, you don’t have to answer all of the questions. By answering the questions, I will assume you’re giving me permission to quote you for my article (unless you ask me not to). Please tell me if you prefer to be quoted anonymously. In case I would like to ask some additional questions or clarification of your answers, I will contact you again.

You can send your answers to: flapper_grrrl(at)yahoo.co.uk. Don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. [I’ve been having some problems with yahoo, if it doesn’t work to send mails to my yahoo address, you can mail to: ninanijsten(at)gmail.com]

Thanks a lot for your participation!

More info about my own zines on my zine blog

Comment by dustin timberlake on September 10, 2016 at 2:04pm

hello!

i'm opening a zine library as part of the art space i work at in richmond, va. we are seeking zine donations to add to our collection! if anyone would like to donate we would appreciate it! 

we are also looking for the following:

-loans of special/curated collections for bimonthly rotating displays

-zine artists to display artwork for bimonthly rotating displays

-any zine-related paraphernalia 

mailing address:

Gallery5

c/o c. m. d. fenton

200 W Marshall St

Richmond, VA 23220

for any packages larger than a standard mail slot:

c. m. d. fenton

Gallery5

c/o ART180

114 W Marshall St

Richmond VA, 23220

questions, comments, etc:

community@gallery5arts.org

our website:

gallery5arts.org

fb, insta, twitter @gallery5arts

thank you lovely zinesters!! stop in and see us as of september 29 if you're in the area!!

Comment by Daniel de Culla on September 9, 2016 at 10:20am

Season's Greetings and blessed Be¡

Comment by Fee on August 18, 2016 at 3:15pm
Comment by Sam Schmitt on July 9, 2016 at 4:23pm

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!
All in Your Head 
is a traditional cut-and-paste style zine with a focus on LGBTQIA neurodivergent and disabled activists, zinesters, artists, and authors. Our zine operates on the following *principles: 1.) social inequality and injustice exists [racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, cissexism to name a few]; 2.) disability, neurodiversity can be understood as a viable form of human difference that intersects with/is shaped by systems of dominance; 3.) claims that there is a “normal” bodymind can have damaging and harmful effects (physically/emotionally/spiritually) and are partly shaped by current social/cultural values and white western colonial histories; 4.) neuroatypical people and people with disabilities must navigate cultural taboos, move among complex institutions and systems of care and negotiate conflicting ideas of “wellness/illness,“ “silence/disclosure,” “visibility/invisibility;” “dis/ability” and more  5.) most importantly, our stories matter. (*this list is by no means exhaustive)

For the Fall 2016 edition of All in Your Head, we invite you to share first person narratives, essays, rants, poems, doodles, drawings, photography, collages (and more!) that address the concept of “cure.” We are seeking pieces that explore the theme "cures” as it relates to disabled bodyminds and ways that queer neurodivergent, disabled folks encounter and resist cultural stigma and self-authorize our existence. We are seeking topics that address the following themes (and others):

  • “Cure culture” (Eli Clare) as a homogenizing/coercive force
  • Critiques of health, well-being, and wholeness as it is informed by white supremacy, colonialism, imperialism, racism, colorism, ableism, classism, homo/bi/transphobia and other forms of oppression;
  • Ways in which “curing” queerness, disability, and neurodiversity manifests as state and institutional violence;
  • Interconnections among racism, white supremacy, ableism, and state/institutional violence particularly in light of police violence and state surveillance of activist groups such as Black Lives Matter;
  • Queering cures and cure culture; trans and queer sick/neurodivergent/disabled narratives and grappling with the concept of “cure;”
  • Radically performing illness/sickness and other forms of resistance to “cure” culture;
  • Activist projects related to queerness, disability, and neurodivergence.
  • Have an idea not listed here? Submit anyway!


Send your submissions to allinyourheadzine@gmail.com before September 1st, 2016. Please send your submissions via email. For written submissions, please use Microsoft word and submit your writing in .doc or .docx format. Please try to limit submissions to 1500 words. (We are flexible. Let us know if you need a little extra space.) For artwork, please attach high resolution .jpg images to your email. Please include a title for your artwork and any information you would like readers to know about your piece (medium, location, tools used etc). Contributors have the option of sharing a short bio or publishing their work anonymously. We explicitly seek to interrupt racism, sizeism, sexism, ableism, classism, trans/bi/homophobia, and all other forms of oppression in our work and submissions that violate these principles will be automatically rejected. All submissions should provide content/trigger warnings where appropriate.

Comment by Synthia Nicole on June 26, 2016 at 11:34pm

Registration is open thru June 30th !

Artwork by Fiona Avocado

Comment by Sari of Hoax on June 26, 2016 at 2:49pm

Hoax is a US annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space for us to share our own truths. Issue #12: Feminisms and Healing is now up for preorders! This 80-page zine features over two dozen amazing contributors & covers topics like PTSD, self-care, Body Focused Repetitive Disorder, grief, mental illness, self-harm, AA, racism, and asexuality.

GET IT HERE!

Comment by sunnysunny on February 27, 2016 at 11:51am

Pre-Order Girl Love #4 here

Girl Love is a zine for and by any self-identifying girls with a focus on supporting each other and tackling internalised sexism.

The previous 3 issues are available free online here

The 4th issue will also be free + online but if you want to buy a physical copy or just to support the project, which is not for profit, have a look and donate :) 

email girllovezine@hotmail.com with any questions xx

 

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