I am a Masters student in Fashion and Textile Studies at FIT and have just finished an independent study of the Riot Grrrl Archives at NYU. I am writing my thesis about riot grrrl fashion covering the late 80s to mid/late 90s. I am interested in talking with women who were involved with the movement and how they used dress or other body adornments to further the political and/or feminist views they were stating through their music, in zines, in their communities. This is a largely unexplored area of subcultural style among women and I hope to expand the body of literature on this topic. Please contact me at michelle.pronovost@gmail. if you are willing to participate in a phone interview or email questionnaire.
Long weekend = moar time to catalog zeens! Although I did do some leisure reading and enjoyed a ridiculously delicious vegan brunch at the V Spot this weekend (for the love of a deity, get the Avocado BLT, and if your server suggests you order a side of plantains, do it!), mostly I read zines and described them in this reference librarian's best approximation of AACR format. The catalog records will be better once summer zine assistant Jackie Horowitz adds an abstract to each.
You can bet we'll be staying tuned to the Philly Feminist Zine Fest site for details about the late-August event!
The Madison InfoShop, a radical resource center in Madison, WI, is launching a digital zine library and oral history project. Get a summary and volunteer info.
Looking for some inspiration to spice up your envelopes? Check out the Digital Collection of Mail Art compiled by the University of Buffalo.
Wow, Rave Archive has a lot of zines avaliable to read digitally online. They feature zines from the 1990s that document rave and punk music popular at the time from all over the US, UK, and Canada.
If you were at Meet Me at the Race Riot earlier this year, then you had the privilegeof seeing Osa Atoe read from her amazing zine Shotgun Seamstress. She is now releasing all six issues as one box set. She's even throwing in a free mixtape! Don't miss this chance to own such an important part of zine punk history!