feminism

October 16- 18, 2015


Photo of zine fest organizers by Ayelet Pearl (Pictured from left to right: Rachel Casiano Hernandez, Jordan Alam, Sari Ardcarran, Jenna Freedman, and Elvis Bakaitis)

--A zine is something I do because I have something to say and I don't care who sees it as long as it's out there.
 
--Being a feminist has nothing to do with my armpits or my sexuality (both are fine, thanks for asking).
 
--Being a feminist is NOT man-bashing. Got that? (Though I wonder if so many people ask me that because male-oriented things are usually so ferociously unfriendly and demeaning to women. Don't judge me by the boys' rules, okay? I'm a human, treat me that way.) It's working for pesky things like equal pay for equal work, abortion access, helping battered women, affirmative action, welfare rights, birth control, daycare, ending racism, healing rape victims -- there's no fucking time for man-bashing. Don't I wish there was.
 
Sarah Manvel. Virago #2. July 1996. Page 3.

On June 25th, join MOCA and the A/P/A Institute at NYU for a conversation about the power of social media and other technologies to create platforms for alternative aesthetics and challenge inequitable structures of production. The event features zinester and author Mimi Thi Nguyen with other highly regarded activists.

More info here.

Hey there! Check out this great new project that I (Jordan) have been working on recently: As[I]Am is a soon-to-be-launched Asian American social justice website showcasing the work of artists and activists across the US. We have a Facebook page with our mission statement and a call for submissions out. Our first deadline is March 2nd for submissions to be featured with the launch! Digital zines are gladly accepted. Additionally, any zinesters that want to participate in email interviews for As[I]Am, shoot us an email! Please send submissions and other notes to asiamproject@gmail.com – more info and submission guidelines after the jump.

Time for a road/train trip! Sarah Lawrence College will host a Queer/Feminist Zine Fest coming up on November 10th. Readings, tabling, and rad zines galore! 

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