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Mamaphiles, the parent zine collaboration, announces issue #4: Raising Hell
The collaborative effort of thirty-four zine-making parents, this fourth
issue of Mamaphiles takes on the wilder side of parenthood – from
toddler-chasing to rabble-rousing. “Children are natural born
hell-raisers,” wrote Henry Miller. And as Mamaphiles' writers can
attest, raising them can be an act of revolution.
Raising Hell features stories of an activist family imprisoned in Israel and
racial injustice in the U.S., as well as essays on the more quiet,
inner struggles of parents striving to seek balance and creative
expression, heal, make a family and support each other.
Mamaphiles was initially conceived in 2004 as a cooperative effort of the
zine-writing mothers who congregated online at Mamaphonic.com.
Thirty-three contributors took on the theme of “Birth” and the
resulting 132-page zine proved so successful that two more issues were
produced, Mamaphiles #2 “Cutting the Cord” and Mamaphiles #3 “Coming
Now, with Raising Hell, the Mamaphiles writers - each of whom produces a
zine individually – have pooled their talent again to testify that
while child-rearing may be hellish sometimes, it’s the most rewarding
hell out there.
Trula Breckenridge/Positive Emergence
Mariah Boone/ Lone Star Ma
Charlie/The Nose Knows
Sky Cosby / Pirate Papa : An Anarcho-Green Journal of D(o)-I(t)-Y(ourself) Parenting
Robin Dutton-Cookston/Apron Strings
Heather Jackson/madiburl and mindfuck revolutions
Rahula Janowski/ Joybringer
Katie Kaput/ Night Cookies
Victoria Law/ Tenacious
Corbin Lewars/ Reality Mom
China Martens/ The Future Generation
Noemi Martinez/ Hermana, Resist
Lamesha Melton/ Cocoa/Puss Zine
Jessica Mills/ My Mother Wears Combat Boots
Tomas Moniz/Rad Dad
Angela Morrill/ I Always Wanted to Learn Tai Chi
connie murillo/ The Peep Show
Coleen Murphy/ Once Upon a Photobooth/the Mama Calendar
Celia Perez/Roots & Wings
Nic Ramirez-Riesen/ LA DAMA ZINE
Laurel Ripple-Carpenter / CUNTastic!
Brandon McClendon-Rose / VIVA LOVE
Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie/ Mother Nature
Raye Tibbitts/ Bad Mother Chronicles
Regina Walker / Recovering Me
Mai'a Williams/ Revolutionary Motherhood Zine
Christina-Marie Wright/Gonzo Parenting Zine
Cover Art by: Rachel Galindo/Tenacious: Art & Writings by Women in Prison
118 pages, half size
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This baby is ready to go! And will be headed out into the world as soon as
we raise enough funds to pay for printing, so pre-order
your copy today!
WE NEED TO RAISE $900 dollars in 3 weeks to get our zine printed at http://www.1984printing.com/. (We have $750 already, the total to make 500 copies and ship is $1,650)
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