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Comment by DawnZilla on November 19, 2012 at 9:52pm

Call for Submissions - Violence in Our Own Communities

I’m working on a zine about addressing violence and abuse within our own communities. Here’s all the info:

I am specifically looking for submissions from people who consider themselves part of punk/hardcore, activist, and/or radical communities. These “communities” may or may not be tied to specific geographic locations. I am thinking broadly when I say “violence and abuse” as possibly including emotional, physical, sexual, and/or intimate partner violence and abuse, as well as violence that is based around race, ability, class, gender, sexuality, or other factors. “Addressing” this violence might include prevention, intervention, and/or responses after the fact.

That being said, the questions are up to your own interpretation. You are invited to write as little or as much as you’d like to any or all of the questions, and to focus on a single community or whatever seems most important to you. Please think of them more as prompts and don’t feel limited to “just” answering the questions.

So here are the prompts:

- Please give some background information about yourself and the communities you consider yourself to be a part of.

- What do you believe is the responsibility of your communities to address violence and abuse within them?

- How have you seen violence and abuse actually addressed within your own communities?

- How would you like to see your communities address violence and abuse within them?

- In what ways have your communities been successful in addressing violence and abuse within them?

Please let me know if/how you’d like your name included in the zine along with any contact info you’d like shared so others can reach you directly.

I’m also going to try something a little different with this. If you have contributed to the zine by Sunday, Nov. 24th, you will be able to read all of the other submissions received by then and invited to share any other thoughts/responses. I will also group submissions by location (if mentioned) to hopefully make it easier to connect to people closer to you.

You can send submissions to me on facebook or to zilla@staykind.com. Please get in touch with any questions and pass this on to anyone else you know who may be interested.

Thanks so much!

Comment by Bani Amor on November 17, 2012 at 1:54pm

My radical travel writing and photography AND sketch zine Everywhere All The Time # 1 is available for pre-order now, kids. Full color, completely typewritten on my Remington with a vellum cover. Features short  pieces from travels in Ecuador, Beijing, Montreal, Caracas, Panama, NYC, y mas. Sent all the way from South America. Pre-order here! http://baniamor.wordpress.com/

Comment by Sari of Hoax on November 8, 2012 at 3:18pm

after over a year in the making, this zine is finally finished!

Thou Shalt Not Talk About The White Boys’ Club: Challenging The Unwritten Rules of Punk [click for excerpts]

Touted as being a home for society’s rejects, outcasts, and ‘alternative’ political stances, punk unfortunately often ends up reinforcing oppressive mindsets and ideals by setting up numerous unwritten rules for dress, behavior, personal choices, identifications, and so much more. This zine, written by sari of Hoax and You’ve Got a Friend in Pennsylvania, aims to direct conscious attention to the nuances of being a marginalized person, namely a Gender and Sexuality Minority (GSM), in the punk community. Includes questions intended to incite dialogue among readers and their friends as well as a short list of recommended resources concerning marginalized experiences in punk. B&W, 34 pages, & text heavy. US$2.50. [etsy / well-hidden cash or trades]

Comment by Catherine Elms on August 12, 2012 at 10:16am

Here. In My Head. #11: A 24-Hour Zine
24 pages, 8″ x 3″, printed on pink paper – 50p

 

This zine was created for the 24 Hour Zine Thing.  50p to buy, or free to trade.  Get in touch if interested!  More info here: http://blatantblithe.wordpress.com/2012/07/22/here-in-my-head-11-no...

Comment by Daisy Salinas on July 11, 2012 at 4:04pm

Submission Guidelines for issue #4 of my fanzine Muchacha

Theme: “Who Says Feminists Don’t Have A Sense Of Humor?”

The purpose of this issue is to combat the stereotype that feminists are always angry/unfunny/too serious/uptight. I’m looking for satirical/humorous thoughts, poetry, stories, essays, quotes, rants, analysis, art, collages, doodles, comics, or photography from a feminist perspective. Whether it’s half a page or 4 pages, e-mail me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com to submit your work. The deadline is September 1st. Help me in reclaiming the fact that “funny feminist” is not an oxymoron.

Funny Feminists Unite! 

Love & Revolution,

Daisy

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"Feminist humor raises consciousness. And the reason it's funny is because it stands something on its head. Goodness knows you've got to have a sense of humor if you do feminism full-time, I tell you." - Eleanor Smeal

Comment by Catherine Elms on July 8, 2012 at 8:51am

Finally, Here. In My Head #10: The University Years, is out now!

£1.20 UK / $2.00 International

It’s 40 pages, half-sized, with a thick paper cover tied together with a pretty ribbon!

Inside, I write about living away from home, academia, making friends, the Student’s Union, and graduation.  It’s mostly a collection of stories about my experiences, but there’s also some practical advice for students and would-be students, and lots of lists.  

Info on how to buy or trade a copy can be found at http://blatantblithe.wordpress.com/2012/07/07/here-in-my-head-10-no....

Comment by Daisy Salinas on July 3, 2012 at 1:46pm

Finally done with Issue #3 “The Adventures of a Feminist Mermaid”

Summer 12’, 26 pgs

This eclectic issue covers my adventures of being a feminist mermaid, Mexico’s drug war and a “Fierce Feminist” who fought for education. Other topics range from the “Sandwich Fairies” and homeless rights, intersectionality, a book review, film and band recommendations, original song lyrics, feminist poetry, quotes, punk/feminist styled collages and more!

Message me or contact me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying a copy for $1 plus shipping, trading or a free PDF copy.

Viva La Revolucion Feminista,

Daisy

Comment by Andie Glik on June 15, 2012 at 1:58pm

The first issue of my zine The Woman Question is currently on sale at Bluestockings, OR I can mail you a copy! The zine is about applying feminist theory to history, the media, and beauty ideals. The issue talks about the flaws of TV shows Girls/ Sex and the City, beauty ideals within certain minority communities and how they intersect, how to cope with body image issues as a feminist, how intersectionality is the coolest thing ever, how Frida Kahlo is a feminist and womanist, and much much more! Email me at glika074@newschool.edu if you want to trade zines or want a free copy sent to you!

Comment by Run Aziluz on June 13, 2012 at 10:47pm

i also have my own zine ---about 20pages of writings & drawings. some in English and some in Malay Language. I'm from Malaysia. wanna trade? :D
tweet me @cikrunrun

Comment by Sari of Hoax on June 6, 2012 at 1:59am

hoaxzine: [img = front cover of hoax #7 - feminisms & change] HOAX #7 - FEMINISMS & CHANGE IS NOW FINISHED! issues can be purchased here! essays include: western feminism’s relationship with Islamic feminism and notions of “visibility”; the concept of a “real” name; zine-making as a feminist process; the importance of daily change for trans*/queer folks; a father’s death and recollections of childhood; creating “life lists” and engaging in active positivity; recovering from an eating disorder; how a haircut released personal baggage and changed social interactions; identities in zines; examining discussions of consent in workshop settings; the “love your body” concept and chronic illness; the Vagina Monologues and questioning the concept of “accessible” feminism; handling a daughter’s self-harming; an interview with fat-positive activists Tasha Fierce & Hanne Blank; white activism as a social performance; questioning sexuality as a young teen; dealing with the loss of a friend; how family history and sexual assault influenced one to stop drinking; pregnancy and parenting while genderqueer; fourth-wave feminism and the incorporation of trans women; the potential of poetry to induce personal change; exploring new models of accountability and forgiveness with an alcoholic friend; reflections from a former CNN journalist about why corporate journalism is not conducive to social change; never before printed interview with lawyer dean spade. also includes original art, feminists we love, vegan recipes, and current feminist heroes! ½ size, 72 pages, B&W and super text heavy! you can purchase #7 through our etsy shop (for paypal payments, where you can also find back issues on health, hirstories, community & communication as well as some of our personal zines) or, if you prefer (well hidden) snail mail, you can e-mail us at hoaxzine(at)gmail(dot)com with your name & address. due to recent printing mishaps & the fact that we are currently living in different states, it might take us a bit longer to send out issues. we will be mailing out issues on a first come first serve basis after tuesday, june 12th. as always, feel free to shoot us an email if you have any questions about the status of your order. happy reading, y’all! in solidary, rachel & sari been pullin my hair out over this issue for a while, so stoked to see it finished! also: DEAN SPADE IS IN THIS, Y’ALL

HOAX #7: FEMINISMS & CHANGE

essays: western feminism’s relationship with Islamic feminism; the concept of a “real” name; zine-making as a feminist process; importance of daily change for trans*/queer folks; a father’s death & childhood memories; creating “life lists"; recovering from an eating disorder; how a haircut changed social interactions; identities in zines; discussions of consent in workshop settings; the “love your body” concept & chronic illness; the Vagina Monologues & questioning “accessible” feminism; handling a daughter’s self-harming; an interview with fat-positive activists Tasha Fierce & Hanne Blank; white activism as social performance; questioning sexuality as a teen; the loss of a friend; how family history & sexual assault influenced one to stop drinking; pregnancy & parenting while genderqueer; fourth-wave feminism & the incorporation of trans women; poetry's potential to induce personal change; exploring new models of accountability & forgiveness with an alcoholic friend; why corporate journalism is not conducive to social change; an interview with lawyer dean spade & more! ½ sz, 72 pgs, B&W & text heavy!

 

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