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Did you know we have zines in our collection from almost 50 countries in more than a dozen languages? That includes these French zines you can read on the way to storming the Bastille in July!

This week we added zines about Asian American diaspora, moving karaoke and group dance activities online during quarantine, the manager of Chicago zine hub Quimby's,  "bad" zines, poems about lovers, River Phoenix and Gus Van Sant, an anxious New Zealand teen, gender nonconformity, self-care for teens, and Sri Lankan architect Minnette de Silva.

This week we added zines about community care, corporate feminism, activism in education, climate change, life after a brain injury, coming out, Animal Crossing appreciation (in 2009), gender identity and fashion, a break-up, and daily comics by a lesbian foodie and cat lady in LA.

This week we added zines and comics about quarantine life, digital horror, queer teenhood and Heavens to Betsy, scenes from nature, mental health in librarianship and archives, constraint, Asian American activism, and zines made by Athena Center's Leadership in Action teens from around the world.  

This week we added zines made for classes: Black Feminist Portal, Feminist Architecture History, Applications in Climate and Society, and Dance Criticism plus minicomics about polyamory and sisters who visit a forest in a warehouse and fanzines about manicures and Cyndi Lauper.

This week we added a zine about herbal medications for the Real Housewives of SLC, and four issues of a zine by a queer, polyamorous nonbinary white person with Graves disease recounting their life and loves.

We added zines about relationship souvenirs, pandemic life through photographs, intergenerational space pirates, incarcerated Black women, dating, men peer educating men about accountability, civil rights survey responses from white people, prison abolition, President Trump's 75th-100th days in office, and moving to a new city.

This week we added zines about dating and going about your life while being gender-nonconfirming and polyamorous, soda fandom, tips for relaxation, a genderqueer Chicanx artist's gay root, and evidence-based medicine and its friends.

This week we added zines about the beginnings of hope as people are starting to get vaccinated, chronic illness likened to vampirism, queer and trans students of color at Barnumbia, nephrotic syndrome, building community through zine workshops, the band Idlewild, and a sketchy zine about justice for accusers and the accused of intimate violence.

We added zines about Zoom life, giving birth during the pandemic, work and depression for a librarian in North Carolina, dating and harassment, a Singaporean and Hong Konger in New York missing dim sum, return-to-work anxiety and non-monogamous dating, a quarantine birthday, a Black incarcerated woman in the mid-twentieth century, and Japanese feminism.

We added zines about Blasian women icons, Barnard first year pandemic experiences and TV picks, antisemitism in the US, quarantine life for a roller derby playing librarian in Australia, a daily photography project, and fascism in New Zealand.                                                  .

We added zines by Big Problems students about quarantine life, 2020 music, survival tips, schooling from home, and K-Pop and a photography zine by a long-time zine maker documenting her 2020.

“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.”

We've added zines about quarantine life for a Korean-American mother and daughter, reflections on friendship about ten years out from undergrad, nonbinary identity, humor and popular culture from a Beverly Hills perspective, how your cell phone is spying on you, and older zines about making one's punk, fat, queer, or gender nonconforming or way in the world, along with a button and zine catalog.

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.