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Everyday Magic #1
I love the struggle to bring magic into our
political lives - figuring out ways to bring healing in to our lives and
communities without neglecting the political or coopting cultures that
are not ours. This is a great zine that does just that, talking about
learning to pay attention to plants/ocean/self. "I want to practice a
spritiuality where personaltransformation is tied to collective
healing." They talk about belief systems and name changes and rituals,
paganism and kitchen witch and ritual. some specific rituals they did.
powerful small stories. This zine opens up so many possibilities.
Dangerous Damsels Feminist Fairy Tales
6 writers rewrite traditional fairy tales or write their own. They
are well written and cool and sometimes scary. I love fairy tales, and
love this zine. The small font is a little hard to read, but worth it.
Motor City Kitty #19
I love this zine. It's collected stories about her family and her
relationship to them, and different forms of grief, plus some lighter
stories about music love and fandom. This zine has a really brave and
powerful story about her father dieing of heroin overdose when she was
13 - and about their relationship - stories about him, about realizing
he was an addict, and her working to accept his death.
Corin zine and cd
An old-fashioned fan zine. Neely and Colleen from Mend My Dress Press,
write about each song on this classic riot grrrl CD by Corin Tucker -
and what memories and thoughts it brings. The zine includes the 21 track
CD, which is amazing!
An Ire Adrift Songbook lyrics and stories by neelybat chestnut
Mend My Dress author makes a small zine about the band she's in,
with the lyrics - songs about revenge, anti-christianity, incest
survival and more.
My Feminist Friends
I love good interviews! Despite the kind of feminism for beginners
look to the cover, this zine is full of really thoughtful and good
interiews, with questions like "when did you first realize you were a
feminist?" to "How do you believe women in radical communities and
movements can best combat sexism and/or anti-feminist sentiments
displayed by comrades in struggle?" She interviews artists, a librarian,
an anti-prison activist, academics, a union organizer and more. I think
it is such a great way to explore different ways people come into
feminist politics, how they use feminism to understand their lives, this
world, and to make changes in the world. I love that she interviews her
friends! I want to interview my friends too!
Sub Rosa #7: the sobriety issue
A small, intense zine. In her intro she says: "The point of this
zine is to purge, to get it all out and attempt to move on ... This is
my rise and fall, and my climb back up." At the time of writing, she had
two years sober. It's a story of teenage drinking, getting married
young, divorcing after 11 years full of him cheating; her drinking more,
getting out of control, going to jail, and finally getting sober, and
the pain and hope of it.
how to buy 2nd hand guitars and amps without getting ripped off
Great simple information! Specific things to look at on guitars and
amps, termanology, questions to ask. Procedes go to Girls Rock Southeast
Ohio (rock camp for girls).
Another great issue of Telegram. In this one, Maranda writes about
gender, writing process, dealing with jealousy (creative jealousy - not
just romatic), their history of agoraphobia/shyness/anxiety/eating
disorder and figuring out ways to cope/deal with it - and SO MUCH MORE!
Rad Dad: zine compilation issues 1-10
I'm excited to read the first issues of Rad Dad zine! A great zine -
compiling interviews, articles and stories about fatherhood and
Cheer The Eff Up #1
I love this zine - it's a sort of short story memoir zine, and hard
to tell if the story is true or fiction or somewhere in between (I know
the answer, but I'll keep it a secret). About living in a small place
where all the punk kids and goth kids and metalhead and skinheads and
nerds all hung out together - discovering that everything they'd been
taught about race, sex, gender, class, food, history, politics and the
environment was total bullshit, and all kinds of things follow. Funny
and tragic and redemptive.
Cheer The Eff Up #2
The second installment of this memoirish story zine I love so much -
this one written by one of the people in the previous zine - Nikki
Turtle. Stories of surviving rape, and deciding not to identify as
victim or survivor, trying to make decisions about how to rebel or fit
in, stories about about friendship and changes and adventures and
neighbors - again, beautiful and tragic and also some tiny stories
written to Cheer the Eff Up - Random moments and memories.
This issue is about employment and how her hearing loss related to
her ability to work; being denied SSI (and how convoulted SSI is to
begin with), job discrimination, personal fears, trying to figure out
when to tell a potential employer that their deaf, bad customers, ways
jobs worked or didn't work, wanting to be more assertive ... "it's hard
to explain how it feels when the discrimination happens. it can make you
feel so powerless..."
Ilse Content Anthology
This is a beautiful book by one of my favorite zine writers Alexis
Wolf. Named after her grandma Ilse, who survived the Holocaust, Alexis
writes beautiful stories and poetic musings about the world, family,
places, people, a sense of wonder. Highly recommended.
A powerful personal zine about all kinds of things, but running
through it all is a theme of anger - the way their father used anger,
the way anger feels more powerful than vulnerability, what it masks, and
how do you use what you know about the patterns of anger and use it in
healthy ways so you never do what was done to you. Also anger at fake
feminism/fashion feminism that doesn't confront or acknowledge
priviledge or racism , anger at shitty jobs, fucked up culture. and I
want to say that even though it is about anger, it feels so sad.