It’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 virtual respite will help me and anyone else who needs it survive another month of 2020,Continue reading “International Zine Month 2020”
A 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, before being demoted to a dwarf planet based on new definitions of what a planetContinue reading “A Little Out There: Pluto Zine, 2019”
Introduction: I remember the first time I spoke up about harmful, oppressive language. It was in my home and I was a child, speaking to grown men. “Not in my house,” I said. I was emotional and I knew they were wrong, but consider that power dynamic for a moment. All of the times IContinue reading “Be Brave, 2018”
A short, but deeply personal, one-page zine about battling depression while also trying to care for a Monarch caterpillar. If you’d like a copy: Download the PDF, print on 8.5×11 paper, fold into a one-page zine.
The Do’s and Don’ts of flirting like a feminist. This zine was inspired by several horrific stories of womxn and non-binary folks I know who have been subjected to “flirting” that crosses boundaries, objectifies, and is just plain gross. The zine provides collective advice from over 20 contributors, examples of flirting done right, and sweetContinue reading “Feminist Flirting, 2015”
Zines and printed media don’t have to be 2D; this one comes as a one-page PDF that you print, cut, and assemble into an Octahedron shaped zine or tchotchke. Each side features a different cat/author. Each literary cat (named after famous authors with punny names) was hand drawn. How it works:1) Download the PDF2) PrintContinue reading “Cat Tchotchke, 2015”
Each time I’ve stood in front of a group of people and tried to define zines, I struggled. I often started by asking the group what their definition is. Usually I’d get answers like “independently published” and “cheaply made booklets” but I’ve always seen zines as encompassing and embodying so much more than the formatContinue reading “What’s a Zine?”