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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 Daisy Salinas on May 26, 2012 at 3:42pm

I wanted to promote my fanzine so I recently made a tumblr for it but I'm having a hard time finding any zine tumblrs. Does anybody have a feminist tumblr or a zine tumblr or know anyone that does? If so, message me and let me know or just comment back on here. If you have one you should follow me http://muchachafanzine.tumblr.com/ and I swear I'll follow you back! =)

 

Viva La Revolucion Feminista!

Comment by megan on April 26, 2012 at 4:23pm

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS!!

the theme is pathology, inspired both by my job in a hospital and a giant pathology textbook i couldn't resist buying.  pathology can refer to the study of disease, viruses and bacteria, cancers and infections--but it can also evoke 'normal' or 'typical' reactions or expressions taken to an extreme ('pathological gambling', etc.). 

of course, this definition of what is pathological requires a set standard of what is normal, which varies from community to community--and i would guess many of us don't live up to.  the interesting thing to me is the difference between the definition and how we live our lives. 

thoughts of possible topics that most immediately come to mind:
* disability / ableism / accessibility
* mental illness / intellectual disability / psychotropic medications / alternative treatments
* non-monogamy / choosing to be single / not getting married / getting married
* sexuality / asexuality / kinks / etc
* pop culture / the love of glitter / the love of tattered black t-shirts
* healing / health / the medical system
* the overlap and dischord between different communities / scenes / cliques
* political & community organizing: how it works, how it fails us
* the list could go on and on....

i am looking for writing and art that is easily photocopied in a half-page format (8.5 by 11, folded so the 8.5 ends touch each other).  i'm open to different mediums and formats, although any terrible poetry will be immediately recycled.  i'm also open to varying genres: funny, sad, personal, fictional, etc.... my last compilation zine had poetry, a recipe, memoir, and lists, and i'm hoping to replicate the same eclectic format. 

also, i hope to reprise the "things i love that i shouldn't" and "things i should love that i don't" lists from whatever saves #1, so please send me your thoughts on that as well. 

contributions can be sent to:
megan
po box 22761
seattle, wa 98122

or
whateversaves@gmail.com

deadline is july 1st.

please include contact information so i can send you a copy of the zine(s)

can't wait to see what y'all come up with.

Comment by Dawn Wood on April 8, 2012 at 12:15am

Comment by Daisy Salinas on April 7, 2012 at 9:10am

Anyone want to trade zines!? I still have Issue #2 of my fanzine Muchacha (as I mentioned previously) Please message me or e-mail me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com if you're interesting in either trading or paying $1 for shipping.

KEEP ZINE CULTURE ALIVE!

Here's a sneak peak...

Love & Revolution,

Daisy

Comment by Dawn Wood on March 20, 2012 at 1:49am

Comment by Sari of Hoax on March 8, 2012 at 12:09am

neither doll houses nor tree houses: on living outside of the gender binary

finished in under 24 hours for the chicago zine fest, this zine focuses on the ups and downs of finding myself outside of the gender binary and attempts to both de- and re-construct various questions about my own gender as well as gender in general. three separate sections discuss feeling pushed out of femininity, how masculinity is viewed as inherent and femininity is viewed as a fictitious performance, how striving for the “perfect balance” of two genders is not plausible nor an adequate solution, acceptance or tolerance (or neither) that i feel in specific spaces, how my radical friends misgender and disrespect me more often than my non-radical ones, the (non-) accessibility of queer jargon and language, how coming out has garnered me the most intense gender assumptions yet, dealing with friends who don’t “get it”, my desire to validate my own identity without stepping on the identity of others, and checking white privilege. 32 pgs, ½ size, b&w. $2-3 or trade. message me or e-mail youvegotafriendinpa (at) gmail (dot) com for more info!

Comment by Daisy Salinas on February 27, 2012 at 7:42pm

Feminist Zinesters up for trades? Send me a message and let's trade addresses! <3

Comment by Daisy Salinas on February 23, 2012 at 10:05pm

Hey feminist friends! I'm new to this online community and I am SOOOO happy to finally find other feminist zinesters out there!! I give copies of my fanzine to my friends and family but none of them make zines themselves and there is hardly a zine culture where I live so I'm really excited about making new connections and zinester pals on this site. My fanzine "Muchacha" seeks to..
-Promote the "F" word: Feminism
-Encourage involvement in the DIY music/art community
-Inspire participation in grassroots activism & revolutionary action

Here is the cover of the second issue I just finished. If anyone wants a copy (Just $1 for shipping) please let me know and if anyone wants to trade a zine that would be really cool. My e-mail is Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com

 

This issue covers my experiences with being a feminist Mexican-American female growing up in southern white suburbia, Occupy patriarchy, skewed media body standards, feminist movie and band recommendations, an interview about activism through music, feminism and Southern Girls Rock n Roll camp with a Nashville female musician Lizzie Conner and more!

 

Comment by Rachel on February 20, 2012 at 8:29pm

“Not ‘Queer’ as in ‘Radical’ but ‘Lesbian’ as in Fuck You,” is follow up to “Reimagining Queer Community,” a twenty-four hour perzine I made in July, 2011. Since July, I have continued mulling over nuanced, and often controversial, questions regarding my association with the lgbt community at large. “Not ‘Queer’ as in ‘Radical’ but ‘Lesbian’ as in Fuck You” is a perzine that explores my recent decision to use the word “lesbian” as a substitution for “queer.” I also talk about male domination and sex-right in supposedly “sex positive” queer spaces, the perpetuation of misogynistic troupes and devaluation of lesbian identities within “progressive” and “feminist” communities, owning up to & attempting to combat transphobia that has historically emanated from within lesbian spaces, and queer as hierarchical social capital.

1 / 4 size, text heavy & 16 pages. for snail mail or trading, please e-mail rachelzines at gmail dot com.

Comment by Sari of Hoax on February 19, 2012 at 10:57pm

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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!

 

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