Archive: July 2013
Happy Sunday, zinesters! If you participated in Booklyn's 24-Hour Zine Challenge, I hope that you are feeling productive and accomplished right now.
Today's featured zine is That Girl #13. Kelli gives a detailed account of her difficult pregnancy, which she endured while completing a master's thesis. Talk about stressful! She was in the hospital for 65 days and her newborn son was in intensive care for 70 days. The author is not afraid to delve into some of the scarier parts of having a baby that don't always get mentioned in traditional pregnancy literature. It's a great story and I reccommend it to anyone.
You know the feeling of emptiness that you get immediately after finishing a good read? I heard someone refer to that as a "book hangover" once and thought that was a pretty great name for the feeling.
Today's zine is one of those personal zines that will give you a "book hangover" at the end. (Take note that this highly recommended zine comes with a trigger warning). Malcriada is a well-written and very personal story of surviving childhood sexual abuse. The author also writes about her difficulty she experiences with her Latina identity while living in a culture that demands assimilation.
Two weeks ago I was on my way to the Zine Librarians unConference in Iowa City, and last week I was on staycation, so it feels like I haven't cataloged a zine in FOREVER.
Even though it's the weekend, we're still profiling zines in preparation for our Make-A-Zine Event this Wednesday! Here's number 4, "What I Saw from Where I Stood."
Trans* and queer voices of faith are something that everyone could use a little more of! So for our second featured zine this week, I'd like to spotlight Timtum : א יידישע טראנס־זינ : a trans Jew zine. Since I'm not totally sure about preferred pronouns and the author expresses a dislike for them, I'm going to refer to the author as "they."
To celebrate our zine making event coming up on Wednesday, July 31, we're going to be profiling a few zines here at the library to get you excited!
Today, I'd like to draw your attention to the zine Quarrel. It's a new arrival here, so we don't have it on our shelves yet, but you can read it online at the POC Zine Project's website. We are super excited to be working with POCZP at our event Wednesday!
We're having a belated Zine Library Day event here at Barnard Library on Wednesday, July 31st from 11-5.
There will be a Zine Reading at 2:00, and Zinedora (like Pandora, but for zines) recommendation booths all day. The event is held in colaboration with the POC Zine Project.
Come get some vegan snax and make zines with us. And keep an eye out for our neon colored posters! You literally can't miss them.
Booklyn Artists Alliance is having a 24-Hour Zine Event starting Saturday, July 27th! Described as an "OVERNIGHT ZINE FACTORY / SLUMBER PARTY / MEDIA JAM," this is one party that you don't want to miss!
--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.
I have the day off from work, so I'm getting started on tomorrow's cataloging a little early. What better way to celebrate freedom from tyranny than spending the day with radical, independent self-publications by girls and women?