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i help to organize the mini queer zinefest berlin, i am doing workshops and talks on queer/feminist zines. i also did some research on identity constructions in queer/feminist personal zines.

a friend of mine and me just released 15 3/4 stories, a compilation zine focusing on self-love and self-care.

15 3/4 stories shares mainly personal stories on self-love and self-care, most of them written with a queer/feminist perspective. topics are practices of self-care, caring queer/feminist communities, self-love and a room of one’s own, learning to live with oneself as a survior, learning to love oneself, dealing with (difficult) emotions, self-care for artists etc. beside texts you will also find beautiful paitings, illustrations and comics in the zine.

besides i am doing a per:zine called momo.

momo 1 touching from a distance (in german) is full of pictures, collage and prose. it’s about the fading, gender, feminism, intersex, travelling, having a broken heart and contains a map of my inner universe.

momo 2 no love lost (in english)is about love, relationships and freedom. i am writing about falling in love, self-love, longboarding, travelling, living in london, relationships, gender roles & queerness. the second half is full of pictures, collage and illustrations.

momo 3 be true with your desires: dancing with myself and others is about being a queer, loosing people you love, self-love and my love for books and travels. it contains copy art by me reflecting how it feels to navigate space in_between. momo 3 is a small and honest glimpse in my inner world.

momo 4 with love/rage is about queer politics, creativity, relationships and travelling. there are also photographies in there and a comic on being a femme in queer spaces by henna. with 80 pages it is the longest zine i've written so far.

i also helped to make another zine resist normative images. how to organize a queer film festival (in german, currently we working on the english translation) in summer 2011 we organized a queer film festival in leipzig called paranoid paradise. in this zine we want to share the knowledge we got during long months of working to make it happen. we write about where to find films and how to make your choice which ones you want to screen, how to organize a plenum, how to get and audience and deal with different needs etc. as well as how we define queer.

you can find more information about my zines here.

i love to trade zines, just drop me a message. i also hope to meet other zinesters who are interested in queer and feminist zines. i also do workshops and talks on queer/feminist zines.

i also have a blog called another visual diary and a tumblr as well as a project called riotmade with love.

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At 3:37pm on January 5, 2013, Nichole said…

Hi Johanna! I'd be interested in both of your zines. My sister would be down with the German one, and I think Mono #2 sounds lovely as well. You can send me your mailing address to nichole@illvision.net and I will respond with mine. :)

At 8:02pm on December 27, 2012, Nichole said…

Hi Johanna. If you are up for sending something internationally, I would love to trade. Let me know if there are any zines of mine you would be interested in.



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