“A world without police and prisons is not something we can get just by making demands of the state. A world that is genuinely safe and nourishing for us all, one without punishment or exile is one that makes demands of us: that we take care of each other.”
Barnard Zine Library News
We added zines about police brutality against Black women, Singaporean food, quarantine life through photographs, residual brain fog from Covid, how to build an art collective, connecting with nature during lockdown, and International Women's Day and teen feminism in Greece, a personal sports history, and collage art.
We added zines from Big Problems: Making Sense of 2020 classes, including a letter of critique, a pandemic film list, DIY survival guides, and zines by non-Barnard creators about third culture kids, 2021 resolutions, coronavirus parenting, popular culture, and a zine on the Black Lives Matter movement by a zine returning after a 21-year hiatus.
We added zines about equity in education, fast fashion, empathy, monuments (in English and Spanish), quarantine time, Keanu Reeves in conversation with Pema Chödrön, an American in Germany, an Ohio housewife who has had it with Donald Trump, and overthrowing your job.
New Barnard Zine Technician and Barnumbia family member, Claudia, reviews the 2020 Barnard/Columbia Disorientation Guide!
This week we added zines by students in Barnard's Pre-College Program in the Young Women's Leadership Initiative (YWLI) track offered by the Athena Center and the latest issue of the Barnard Zine Club zine, Sticks & Stones #19: Found. The YWLI zines confront inequities and injustice in education, stereotypes, gun violence, discrimination against transgender people, reproductive justice, quaggas, and the general blight of capitalism.
We added zines about dating, sex, breakups, touring with a band, traveling around African countries, hapa and mixed race identities, the joys of laying out a zine using real scissors and glue, and poems about losing your mother in your 20s.
This week we added zines about a Kinsey 5 girl falling in love with a man while studying abroad in France, a Spanish lesbian in Montréal writing in English and French, DIY reproductive health with herbs, reproductive justice, the masculine and feminine in punk, and how to make paper stars (thereby soothing your soul).
This week we added zines about navigating holidays with family, solo living during quarantine, police budgets in Connecticut related to percentage of white residents, making music when you can't practice with your band, pandemic life for middle schoolers in Abu Dhabi, the US election, and Onion-like stories from a US expat in Berlin.
Barnard Zine Assistant, Mikako Murphy BC'22 recommends Communal Care, a radical guide to getting through quarantine while dismantling capitalism.
This week we added zines about famous people who share the same name, feeling the sad, pandemic coping for kids, quarantine life in Berlin (The Onion style), queer quarantine TV choices, female-bodied genderqueer femme gay boi Gemini rising identity, and ex-boifriends.
This week we added zines about non-electoral activism, policing in libraries, May Day in Austria under quarantine, ICE watch, police abolition, worldwide deities, growth, small sources of joy, and the Black Lives Matter movement in Ireland.
Josalynn Smith, Rita Nguyen 'BC 23, and Jenna Freedman led a workshop on using Canvas, Google Slides, and InDesign to make zines. Here are the slides, video, and zine templates.
Here's a quick update from the Barnard Zine Library. Rather, it's sort of a collection of updates.
This week we added zines about carceral abolition, asexual crush types, quarantine madness, the ally industrial complex, femme sex workers, alternatives to calling the police, an early 20th century incarcerated Black woman, voting as upholding colonial systems, and science fiction.
This week we added zines from the US and Poland about capitalism and Covid, making political art, building a DIY graywater reclamation hand washing station, 1980s nostalgia, pet cats, affordable routes to home ownership, how the male gaze may influence sexuality, and a late 1980s zine about literature and libraries.
This week we added zines about queer Scottish feminists and the Black Lives Matter movement, archival research on queer addicts, political history of needlecraft, anxiety and depression exacerbated by quarantine, social distancing, teenage girl art and activism, and Ramadan food and activities.