“The function of art is to do more than tell it like it is-it’s to imagine what is possible.”
– bell hooks
Outspokin’ & Bookish is part pop-up feminist zine/art object collection and part playful, mobile maker space focused on print media in Tucson, AZ. The Outspokin’ & Bookish mission includes cultivating social connectedness, sense of belonging, celebration of difference, and pride of place through sharing DIY publishing and print media-making practices and tools via bicycle.
What I Do
Find me at various Tucson events with a thoughtfully curated feminist zine collection and supplies to help you create your own zine! Invite me to your open, free, and community-centered events.
I offer tailored workshops, trainings, consultations, & collaborations that increase the creative capacity within ourselves and our neighbors and grow creative community. I strive to facilitate and collaborate with critical generosity and radical empathy in all that I do and create.
If you are an activist or artist who would like to participate in future art education programming, or a Tucson community member interested in collaborating on public art or education projects, please feel free to reach out!
Recent & Upcoming Activities
- Tucson Walks (Digital Zine)This collaborative zine was compiled during spring 2020, during shelter-in-place, by Tucson community members, creatives, and artists. All contributors (in order of appearance) include: Amanda Meeks Sonoran Rosie Jamie A. Lee Alessondra Springmann Arlo Maggie Evancho Emily Weirich Danielle SanchezContinue reading “Tucson Walks (Digital Zine)”
- International Zine Month 2020It’s almost July! That means it’s almost International Zine Month. While this year continues to be a dumpster fire and I can’t take my bookish bike out into the community safely, I am hoping that a small creative month-long virtualContinue reading “International Zine Month 2020”
- A Little Out There: Pluto Zine, 2019A poem and a collage dedicated to Pluto, the dwarf planet. These words were carefully curated using a selection of library books published between 1930 and 2006. During this time Pluto was considered the 9th planet in our solar system,Continue reading “A Little Out There: Pluto Zine, 2019”
Support & Connect
Outspokin’ & Bookish is an independent social art practice and project. Through Patreon, I have designed offerings to support this work and build community around DIY publishing and Riso printing in Tucson at the same time!