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 firstname.lastname@example.org – more info and submission guidelines after the jump.
There's a Feminist Zine Reading at Bluestockings featuring our zine assistant Jordan Alam and our libary school intern Elvis Bakaitis! Both are prolific and excellent zinesters. Click for more for info and check out the Facebook Event.
Everyone should take a look at Coloring Outside the Lines, a zine by women of color activists at UCSC in Santa Cruz available online!
Carrie Colbitts is collecting submissions on being trans or genderqueer and going through puberty/adolescence for her 7-12th grade students.
This summer Sara Marcus, author of Girls to the Front: the True Story of the Riot Grrrl Revolution taught a class for Barnard's Pre-College Program called "Documenting the Present: Crafting Memory." Her students made zines and donated them to the Barnard Library Zine Collection. These are their zines:
Are you a rocker looking for bandmates? Maybe do some networking? Or maybe you like free movies about strong women?
Check out For the Birds! It is an NYC-based feminist collective and zine distro - from their "About" section, they are self-described as:
FOR THE BIRDS is a New York City-based feminist collective. We work towards establishing alternative spaces that promote the creative interests of women-identified* community members. For the Birds is a collaborative group of organizers with backgrounds in feminism, social justice work, and various artistic pursuits. Through DIY feminist cultural activism, For The Birds aims to empower and support radical women of action.
(In short, they're just awesome.)
-- Jordan A.