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Shotgun Seamstress Fanzine #6
The last issue of one of my very favorite zines Shotgun Seamstress!!! a zine for, by and about Black punks, queers, feminist, artists, musicians and activists. Issue #6 includes an interview with the band Trash Kit, a conversation with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha. A really excellent and interesting interview with a woman who owns a tattoo shop in New Orleans. A great Manifesta, an article/story about punks in Rio de Janerio, and a bunch more!!! So good!
Butch nor Femme #1
Thoughtful zine about various things they've been trying to sort through: the word "fucked", an ex-friend yelling at them in public, some sweet stories, and a powerful and brave piece called "I got what I wanted" about being manipulative in sex. I am particularly grateful for this story! I know it will help lots of people realize behavior patterns and begin to change!
Butch nor Femme #2
Loving Femme, but not being femme, and wanting other ways of being feminine to be seen. Sleeping with their cock on for the first time. "For me, the idea that I'm actually OK as I am, that there is nothing "wrong" with me or what I want/need, is shocking and a bit revolutionary." Quitting their Facebook account - thinking about how they want to interact with people. Even though I don't use social media, I thought this was interesting, especially because they still use tumblr and twitter - so it's not an anti-social media thing or a political-against-Facebook thing, but rather a real look at how Facebook affects their life.
a zine about quitting drinking. "Not drinking hasn't fixed all of the broken parts inside of me, but I don't feel like such a secretive mess..." Interesting little section about weird things to drink other than booze. Anxiety and social situations, learning to deal with impatience. books that helped.
Cat Power #1: a Riot Grrrl Zine
critiques of mass culture images and messages - this zine starts with a reprint of Kathleen Hanna's Riot Grrrl Manifesto (which I've always loved) and continues on to critiques of Lady Gaga's use of gang rape imagery, the food industries manipulation of our food sources (GMS's, advertizing, etc), gender, body image, American Apparels soft-core porn advertising and the sexist, abusive CEO of the company, and a beautiful creative fiction piece called "In Which We Battle Pink Robots".
Cat Power issue #2
Cassie writes about how she started this zine for two reasons: because she wanted more girls to have an outlet and to get involved with things they love, and also because she hated being a girl and wanted to change that. This issue includes a celebration of body hair, a story about being forced by society to perform as male and how much social pressure there is when you're seen as a guy to be disgusted by all things "feminine", also an article about being a woman bassist in a male dominated music scene and more.
Reimagining Queer Community
"...a personal investigation into (their) evolving relationship to the term queer ... the myth of cohesive queer communities, being a spectator versus being a participant, queer histories, and potential strategies to build alliances." plus queer theory academia derailing social justice conversations - and how fucking horrible and telling it was that they majored in queer studies and never learned about HIV/AIDS, the horror of it and the activism around it.
Hyena in Petticoats: A Mary Wollstonecraft Zine
This thick zine is all about the amazing writer, feminist, activist from the 18th century and her family. Mary Wollstonecraft wrote the excellent "Vindication of the Rights of Women," and mother to Mary Shelly (was wrote Frankenstein when she was 18). Their stories are really interesting! Written by Alexis Wolf of Ilse Content zine.
Ghost Pine #10: Wires
includes an installment of a hysterical story about high school - gym class, punk, a bunch of really funny characters. Also a sweet story about staying in a tent on a San Francisco rooftop, and going to a generator show that where the generator doesn't show up, so instead they help some people who are getting evicted.
Ghost Pine #11: Crows
Another installment of the high school story "The Social Justice Club". Plus sweet little vignettes of friends and love, office spaces, writing, suburban diners, punk
Ghost Pine #12: Water