--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?
I've been adding zines to the library's online system and sometimes labelling and describing them leads to some pretty hilarious entries in the database. Here are a few of my favorites...
Marie Lovrod, from the University of Saskatchewan is bringing her Representation, Embodiment and the City women's studies students to the Barnard Zine Library for some zine handling!
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.
Pete's Mini Zine Fest is back! The ol' fest-in-a-bar strikes again!
This time, it will be
Saturday, August 24th, 2013 2pm-7pm
At the usual place: Pete's Candy Store (709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn)
Tables are only $10!