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I refuse.

I refuse to organize with people who take more than they give and who only offer help when it involves being in the spotlight.

I refuse to organize with people who project their issues and trauma onto me and are in denial about how this plays out in harmful ways.

I refuse to organize with people who aren’t capable of discussing complex topics in real life or (at the very least) by phone with others before they go online or into real-world communities and participate in slander.

Some might think that making these choices would limit my opportunities or shut me out from community. Nope! It has been the opposite experience for me; by removing toxic people from my personal & organizing networks, my life has improved dramatically and I’m able to more effectively organize.

I attract.

- I attract people who aren’t afraid to work on themselves
- I attract people who support my self-care practice in tangible ways
- I attract people who operate from a basis of trust, who don’t define their self-worth through attempting to tear others down
- I attract people who left “cool kids” exclusionary bullshit back on the playground and are interested in authentic relationships

I set a high standard and I’m better off because of it. I wish the same for you all in 2015 and beyond.

— 

TUMBLR GIVEAWAY YO !!! 

from the margins is an artistic collaboration between geoff and clementine morrigan.  this give away is a from the margins package including one book, nine zines and three prints. these items discuss addiction, substance use, recovery, intoxication culture, sobriety, trauma, ptsd, sexual violence, intimate partner violence, queerness, gender, femme, sexuality, spirituality, polyamory, mental health experiences, mixed race identity, community, hope and love. 

this package includes:

creature by clementine morrigan

fractured///enigmas by geoff

from the great above she set her mind on the great below #1 & 2 by clementine morrigan

make all good things fall apart by clementine morrigan & geoff

prints X 3 by geoff

seawitch #1, 2 & 3 by clementine morrigan

the dangerous powers of witches: spirituality, autonomy, community and literacy by clementine morrigan

rupture, a book by clementine morrigan

RULES !!!

*REBLOG THIS POST TO ENTER.  likes do not count as entry.

*YOU MUST BE FOLLOWING BOTH LIVINGNOTEXISTINGBLOG (geoff) &&& CLEMENTINEMORRIGAN (clementine). 

*the winner will be chosen using a random number generator.

*this giveaway is open to all people with a mailing address.

*the winner will be notified via a message/ask on tumblr.  the winner must reply with their mailing address within 48 hours.  if the winner does not reply, another person will be selected.

*END DATE WEDNESDAY JULY 16, 2014.

GOOD LUCK YO !!!

Help Food For Thought Books into and through its 38th year!

Food For Thought Books is a radical paradise, a queer haven, the type of place you walk into for the first time and feel that you’ve come home. I can’t count the number of Saturdays I’ve spent sitting in Food For Thought for hours browsing their amazing selection. I can never leave without at least one book (usually I leave with a lot more). Their events are diverse and inspirational, from monthly letter writings to queer incarcerated pen pals, to the annual zine fest, to open mics and speakers of every variety. I couldn’t imagine the Pioneer Valley without Food For Thought. Please contribute to their campaign in whatever way you can. Help this amazing community hub stay open.

Community,

The second #raceriottour is going down in October of 2013 through twelve more U.S. cities and we want YOU to come with us.

We are looking for the following:

  • Guest readers in every city* (you must be a person of color)
  • Rotating tour buddies: Join us on the road and participate in 1-3 tour events as a panelist/reader/tabler
  • POC (or POC fronted) bands to perform at each #raceriottour event!
  • More POC & ally tablers for each city: come to a POCZP event in your town and table for your zine/org/collective/creative project (check out some of the POC artists/merchants who tabled last year) <3

We’re also looking for folks to help us produce #raceriottour fundraiser events between now and September. This might be a good solution for you if you are unable to travel.

Contact poczineproject@gmail.com for more details. Make sure to use “2013 RACE RIOT TOUR” as the email subject.

COMMUNITY QUESTIONS

We’re connecting with people and holding events through the Southwest and West Coast, including (but not limited to) Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, Sacramento and Seattle.

If we were to come to your town, what are the POC run/led spaces that have a history of serving communities of color? We are committed to to holding every event on this tour in a POC-affirming space. Tell us in the reblog note or send us a message.

If you’re down to help us organize an event as part of our second Race Riot! tour in YOUR city, let us know!

<3

POC Zine Project

*We will announce the full list of confirmed 2013 #raceriottour cities on February 14 15, 2013.

ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR

POC Zine Project held its first Race Riot! Tour in 2012, producing 20 events in 14 U.S. cities, which included speaking engagements at six universities. Click here to view photos from the POC Zine Project: 2012 Race Riot! Tour tour finale at Death By Audio in Brooklyn and access all the tour stop recaps.

We will be taking the Race Riot! Tour through 12 more U.S. cities in 2013. Stay tuned for updates as we work on partnering with POC-affirming orgs overseas. If you are outside the U.S. and want to be a part of our emerging POCZP Global Ambassadors program, email poczineproject@gmail.com. 

SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

vimeo

WHY?

Past and present, radical and anarchist spaces within Portland have established with extensive intentions and for better or worse, evolved into primarily functioning with a specific purpose  such as an all-ages venue or a free store. While we believe these things to be important, even essential, we are focusing on maintaining our collective and space to be flexible, transparent and intend on  having a multi-purpose space in North or Northeast Portland. We will be under the umbrella of a local non-profit which will allow us to regularly apply for grants to maintain our financial stability and offer an updated, extensive lending library, which will include fresh, revolving literature for sale. We intend to offer more than just free use of computers, we will focus our financial resources on purchasing equipment that can be used for various projects. As well, depending on our neighborhood we will focus on addressing the needs of our immediate community and this will, in some ways, shape how we function and operate. This practice has been admirably used by the Red and Black Cafe, wherein they have purposed themselves as more than just a cafe, but also as an all ages venue as well as a safer place for the houseless population within their neighborhood. Our hope is to present our space as it reflects our politics, but also as an inclusive place where people of all backgrounds and identities can feel comfortable, safe and engaged.

Your donations are essential in securing a physical space, which will include at least six months rent to ensure stability, as well as start-up costs such as paint and bookshelves, initial stock (zines, books, etc) as well as resources like computers, a projector, industrial coffee maker, and other art supplies and equipment.

About the collective:

From 1895-1807, The Firebrand existed as an anarchist newspaper started by a family of farmers in Portland, Oregon. Along with serving as a radical hub of the West Coast they promoted civil disobedience, free love and women’s rights. As the newly formed Firebrand Collective we hope to pay homage to our political ancestors and keep the candles lit with our passion for freedom, equality, art and education.

The Firebrand Collective is working on opening a radical hub in North or Northeast Portland. The space is intended to serve as an inclusive social and political multi-use center, available for people living in the city to utilize for their projects and needs. This will also function as an archival library for music, radical literature, and information about resources in the city.

In addition to being a physical location for groups to meet and for access to information, this new radical hub will also be an all-ages music venue, event space, and social center. The Firebrand Collective strives to maintain a political atmosphere that stands in opposition to capitalism, white supremacy, patriarchy, and other systems of oppression and hierarchy. The Firebrand Collective aims to create a space that meets the needs of our community while also focusing on the needs of those most affected by systemic violence.

Your donations are essential in securing a physical space, which will include at least six months rent to ensure stability, as well as start-up costs such as paint and bookshelves, initial stock (zines, books, etc) as well as resources like computers, a projector, industrial coffee maker, and other art supplies and equipment.

CLICK HERE TO DONATE:

http://www.freefunder.com/campaign/Help-Us-Open-Portlands-Only-Infoshop/

Call-Out for Submissions! Issue #3, On Struggling: Bodies

We exist in spite of the brutality and scrutiny our bodies face on this colonized land. Our bodies are policed, beaten, enslaved, imprisoned, objectified, uglified, vilified, sterilized, medicalized and shamed, yet we manage to survive. We store a lot of this trauma in our bodies, yet we still manage to speak, write, sing, juke, twerk, break, love, scream and fight. We refuse to be told our brown children’s butts are too big for ballet, our bodies too fat to go-go dance, our non-gender conforming bodies too fierce to allow us to live. 

We are calling on people of color to submit stories of struggle with your bodies. Topics that may be included but certainly not limited to are: fatphobia, sex work, intersex, trans, gender, ableism, trauma, healing, chronic pain, illness, hair, eating disorders, resistance, colonialism, assimilation, sex, pleasure, etc. We believe sharing these stories with and amongst other people of color helps to dismantle the isolation and shame that white supremacy/colonialism/capitalism creates, and replaces them with support, strength, and communities of care.  

Because this is our first public call-out for submissions in this zine project and this is an intense and possibly triggering topic, we hope to keep lines of communication open with all who submit, whether it’s by email or phone or even meeting up in person if you happen to live near us! 

Guidelines: 
- Deadline for submissions is July 22nd, 2013;
- Submissions only accepted from those who identify as people of color; 
- Submit via email at brownandproudpress@gmail.com with subject line: BODIES SUBMISSION;
- Only accepting writings (poems, stories, narratives, essays, rants, etc.), drawings, and illustrations for the zine, however, if you want to submit photography, we will gladly post it on the tumblr! 
- Submissions should be in Word or Rich Text Format, not in Google Docs or in an email (if submitting text);
- No more than 2,000 words (approx. 2 zine pages if you don’t wanna count);
- Give us a 1-4 sentence bio on who you are, where you’re from and what you do or like. 
 

Please forward widely! We look forward to reading your beautiful stories! 

What if...

I hosted a Sonic Fanzine…?

Would anyone be interested?


A Zine is a fan art book of sorts where we get as many artists as we can to do fan art based on a theme or series as a huge collaboration to celebrate a series and it’s fan base collectively to show our support for the series we love, and to raise awareness for the artist scene and it’s many talents, it’s mostly just for fun. 


But if we get a lot of interest we could turn it into a real fan art book and publish it privately so you can own your own art work printed in ink amongst hundred of other aspiring artists. Who knows! Gotta see if the interest is there first!

POC Zine Project featured on Colorlines.com!

Excerpt:

I sat down with Daniela shortly after the conclusion of the POC Zine Project’s 2012 ‘Meet Me at the Race Riot’ tour to find out what role zines can play in increasing people of color’s political power.

“In each of the fourteen cities, we kept hearing similar messages,” she says. “‘This needed to happen,’ and ‘I’ve been looking for something like this.’ What they’re talking about isn’t about the zines, it’s about community. It’s about finding spaces where you don’t feel silenced, where your thoughts and feelings matter.”

Nia King: Thank you again for doing this piece and your ongoing support.

Colorlines.com: Thank you for recognizing our work! This was a terrific way to share information about our three-year anniversary and upcoming initiatives.

<3,

POC Zine Project

ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR

POC Zine Project held its first Race Riot! Tour in 2012, producing 20 events in 14 cities, which included speaking engagements at six universities. Click here to view photos from the POC Zine Project: 2012 Race Riot! Tour tour finale at Death By Audio in Brooklyn and access all the tour stop recaps.

STAY INFORMED

We will be taking the Race Riot! Tour through 14 more cities in 2013. Stay tuned!

Facebook.com/POCZineProject

Twitter.com/poczineproject

poczineproject.tumblr.com

SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

You can also send well-concealed cash or a check! Email daniela@dcapmedia.com for details or if you have questions.

Info about the poverty zine series: http://bit.ly/RLVTVt

"I think about how in queer communities, especially queer people of color communities, you know how much shit your lovers/partners have been through. How they are often survivors, if not of physical or sexual violence, then definitely of the violence of oppression. How can we hold them accountable and still get them the support they need for the fucked up shit they have been through and still keep ourselves safe? How do we share community? How do survivors get past the shock that “one of us” is recreating the violence? The guilt of not wanting to add to our lover’s oppression or make their situation worse? The fear that the community we found or created will hate us, shun us, expel us for shaking up the foundation of trust we thought we shared?"
—jai dulani “the revolution starts at home: pushing through the fear”


so i’m pretty sure this zine is just going to have me sobbing the entire time.

There is one aspect of the electronic media (e-books, blogs, e-news) vs. print media debate that is too often left out of the discussion: the impact of the rise in digital media and the decline in print media on poor and marginalized communities.

This side of the digital divide threatens families and individuals who cannot afford to spend money on e-readers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices to access relevant news, books, pictures and stories. The decline in print media is inextricably connected to lower literacy rates in poor communities, which is itself a reflection of trends in decreased funding for public education, public libraries, public art and culture activities, and other social services across the country.

A decline in print media also impacts the ability of impoverished and marginalized communities to share their own news and real-time stories, in a world where mainstream media regularly distort and misrepresent these groups of people. In the Black community in particular, separate press and print media outlets have always been crucial to counteracting negative images and stereotypes reinforced by mainstream media. From Freedom’s Journal, the first Black-owned newspaper established by a group of free Black men in 1827, to the Fire!, an African-American literary magazine published during the Harlem Renaissance, to the 20 issues of the Black Panther Party Newspaper from 1968-73, Black print media have operated as a powerful voice for the oppressed and one of the most effective technologies for the transmission of culture, art and news between people across space-time. The shifting tide to a largely digital media landscape, and an economy that encourages such a transition, puts independent, Black-owned bookstores out of business and forces historically Black print media outlets to release the bulk of their content exclusively online. According to Wikipedia, Black online newspapers have seen a resurgence since 2010, with new Black news sites popping up all the time.

Despite our steady progression into a completely digital world, however, print media created, owned, produced and distributed by Black people maintains a weighty presence out there in the physical world. These print media outlets remain crucial platforms for Black communities impacted by the digital divide to share and collectively celebrate art, culture, current events, stories and other forms of expression via the written word. The Philadelphia Tribune, founded in 1884, is America’s oldest and the Philadelphia region’s largest daily newspaper serving the Black community. In addition to publishing the paper five days a week, the Tribune also publishes Tribune Magazine, a quarterly publication geared to various contemporary issues and interests, Now, an arts and entertainment review, Sojourner, a visitors introduction to Philadelphia and the Learning Key, an educational supplement highlighting schools, programs of special interest and student achievement. Black-owned, independent bookstores like Sankofa Video, Books, & Cafe in D.C., Black and Nobel in Philadelphia, The Underground Bookstore in Chicago and Marcus Book Store in Oakland do more than just sell books and coffee. These stores function as strategizing spaces, archivists, cultural hubs and learning institutions in their respective communities. Community literacy programs such as Books Through Bars, which distributes free books and educational materials to prisoners, and TreeHouse Books, a nonprofit, African-American children’s bookstore and literature program, provide exposure to print media and encourage self-empowerment through literacy.

Black book fairs, such as the annual Harlem Book Fair, and comic book conventions, such as Detroit’s Motor City Black Age of Comics Convention and ECBACC in Philadelphia, provide small, independent Black publishers, authors and artists the opportunity to display, read, sell and discuss their work. Small magazines (otherwise known as zines), pamphlets and newsletters also facilitate storytelling and culture transmission. Zines and pamphlets are usually hand-printed or drawn, photocopied with small circulation and can cover any topic, such as politics, poetry, art, personal stories, fiction and social theory. This makes them an affordable and accessible means of print media made for virtually anyone who has something they want to share or express. There are zine symposiums, zine publishing fairs and zine libraries all over the country where zines are sold, traded or given away for free. Organizations like  poczineproject distribute and archive POC-authored publications, in addition to providing grants, tools and events for zinemakers.

Until the digital divide is closed and we all exist on an even playing field in the tech age, print media will continue to be an integral medium for transmission and documentation of Black culture, art, stories and current events. For the benefit of those members of our communities who do not have the luxury of smartphones or regular Internet access, we must support our print media platforms while we still have them available.

-By Rasheedah Phillips via Blerds @ Atlanta Black Star
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Julian Franklin AKA Uhthousand has a zine out with Nighted featuring contributions from a hand full of photographers shooting on grainy expired film and pushing the boundaries of the genre. In traditional Nighted fashion the zine features a brief look into the more gritty aspects of life and its fantastic. While my shots in this book are not nearly as intense as others I’m really stoked to be featured among a bunch of amazing shots.

Hurry up and grab a copy - these are limited to only 40 copies and I hear they’ve already burned through a number of them.

Get a copy here.

POC Zine Project

An article published in late January of this year tells the story of how the POC Zine Project came to be. At first, as the article explains, POC (People of Color) Zine Project creator Daniela Capistrano “had no idea zines weren’t just for people of color.” As she would later discover, “zine culture is so closely correlated with punk, a predominantly white subculture that’s more inclusive in theory than in practice, zine communities in many cities are also predominantly white.” So in response, Capistrano created the POC Zine Project, “making zines by people of color easy to find, distribute, and share.”

It’s projects like this that remind us of just how multi-cultural of a world we live in. The zine community is widely diverse, with writers of virtually every imaginable background: be it race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, economic, or otherwise. Zines (and other forms of self-publishing, for that matter) acknowledge the voices of those who often find themselves underrepresented. The power to write something and distribute it, the power to spread your ideas, your opinions, your beliefs, no matter how unpopular or radical they may be, these abilities amplify the tremendous voices of the vastly diverse population that we are all a part of.


- Chris Lambrecht

ALERT: POC Zine Project is looking for more gender non-conforming tour members!

As we covered in our presi recounting the successes and mistakes from last year’s Race Riot! tour, we are making it a priority to involve more gender representations in this year’s tour. We want to make sure we’re helping to amplify as many voices as possible.

With that in mind, we already have several cis women confirmed as participants (tour roster announcement coming soon). We’re now looking for 1-2 more gender non-conforming folks to join us on the road.

Our tour route has evolved. We are now going to 20 cities and producing 30-40 events between Oct. 3 - Nov. 9, 2013. Yup! We’ve expanded the tour route to include more midwest tour dates (we’ll post an updated lineup very soon - here’s the original announcement).

REACH OUT

Email poczineproject@gmail.com for information on how to participate & help spread the word!

APPLICANT CRITERIA

  • You must ID as either trans and/or gender nonconforming or cis male. 
  • You must ID as a person of color.
  • You can commit to at least three of the tour dates between Oct 3 - Nov 9.
  • You have either made & released at least one zine or consistently operate a website/blog/digital presence that amplifies the voices of QTPOC.
  • You have at least some experience with public speaking.
  • You are either based in the U.S. or can cover the cost of your own travel outside the U.S.

That’s it! Email poczineproject@gmail.com with “QTPOC tour member” as the subject line and in your email make sure to include the following details:

- Your preferred name and a little about yourself (why you want to go on tour with POCZP, your relationship to zines/self publishing, etc.)

- the city and state you’re presently living in

- the name of the last zine you made/how to purchase it and/or the URLS for your digital platforms (blog, twitter, facebook, etc.)

- a brief description of your public speaking history

- a brief description of any special needs (allergies, mobility issues, etc.)

- any initial questions you may have about tour date cities, budgeting, accessibility, etc.

A POCZP representative will get back to you by July 15, 2015.

DEADLINE: July 10, 2013.

We are finalizing the touring roster by August 1, 2013.

ACCESSIBILITY DISCLOSURE: All our touring events will be wheelchair accessible and have a safer spaces policy. Unfortunately, our tour vehicle cannot accommodate wheelchairs — but it can be navigated with braces, crutches, etc. As a result of this finance-based limitation, all touring members must be able to navigate the tour vehicle and event spaces with minimal support.

Send all accessibility questions to poczineproject@gmail.com.

We will post an accessibility FAQ for this year’s tour as soon as it’s ready. 

- POCZP

Just make

Contribute. Create. Doesn’t matter what.
We can only be made better by another joke another song another another pain shared and lessened by its distribution.
Connect and share. Your thoughts and ideas and emotions and opinions are all valid and worth placing into the world.

D.I.Y. Satellite

The first artist book of Song Hojun, who’s leading Open Source Satellite Initiative and making D.I.Y. satellite, is published. Based on artist’s sketch and manual of D.I.Y. Satellite, this zine contains thoughts on private space program, its execution plan, and things are going to happen afterward.

"After 3 years’ research and one year’s satellite engineer experience, I found possibility of launching and operating personal satellite with fairly reasonable price. And having been lived as artist for 5 years, I could also find ways to integrate the satellite project into cultural context-open source and art."

Download PDF:
한글 / English

The July 91 issue of the Riot Grrrl the zine created by Tobi Vail, Kathleen Hannah, and Jen Smith. Riot Grrrl encouraged girls to form punk bands and confront issues like gender and sexuality. Girls would repurpose sexist slurs, including “cunt,” “bitch,” and “slut,” by writing them proudly on their bodies with lipstick.

ZINE SPOTLIGHT: Mixed Up! A Zine about Mixed-Race Queer & Feminist Experience [READ & DOWNLOAD]

POCZP helped support the call for submissions to Mixed Up! A zine about Mixed-Race Queer & Feminist Experience last fall. We’ll be distributing copies at Atlanta Zine Fest this weekend <3

AUTHORS: Zine editors Lil Lefkowitz, Lee Naught & Lior and contributors to “Mixed Up!”

TUMBLR: http://mrqfzine.tumblr.com/

PUBLISHED: April 24, 2013

NOTE FROM LIOR TO POCZP:

Thanks so much for your email, and for uploading Mixed Up to your Issuu.  We’d love it if you made the zine available in whatever way you feel like! So totally feel free to post the printable, so folx can make and distribute their own. And, of course, if you wanna make copies and sell them, by all means!

READ ‘MIXED UP!’ NOW

POCZP’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share. In that spirit, we’ve added a readable version online that you can also download, courtesy of the “Mixed Up!” editors.

ORIGINAL ‘MIXED UP!’ CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Hey, mixed-race folks, how do you respond when you get asked what you are? Do you feel at a loss for words when trying to describe your racial, ethnic, or cultural background? Do you find yourself struggling to understand where you belong in the context of prominent racial paradigms? Do you run into a POC-white binary that is reductive, incomplete, or simply not enough? What does it mean that there often isn’t an easy answer? And what happens when you add gender, feminism, and queerness into the mix?

Hey, queers and feminists, let’s respond to the lack of representation of mixed-race folks like us.  Yes, we are deeply indebted to the countless beautiful queers and feminists of color who have demanded to be heard; who fight, survive, and die on a daily basis. We are indebted to colonized people and feminists of color around the world and in the states who have taught us that black and brown are beautiful; who have shown us how to act with compassion and love and thoughtful rage in the face of white supremacist violence. This zine is a call to continue this work; to build upon the work of anti-racist and decolonial literature, given the nuances of our lives as mixed-race queers and feminists, so often living on stolen land while refusing to forget the land stolen from our ancestors.

No doubt, racism against folks of color is fucking real, and those of us who are mixed race and sometimes or always pass as white are much less prone to the multiple forms of violence faced by black and brown folks. However, too often, that’s the end of the conversation. This zine strives to challenge the narrow conception of POC vs white, a binary which doesn’t allow space for many folks’ experiences or for more complex identities (even among POCs and white folks).

As mixed-raced queers and feminists, we refuse to whitewash our histories. We refuse to label individuals based solely upon our perceptions of their skin color or features. Colonialism attempts to whitewash, erase, assimilate and subjugate through violence and oppression.  We refuse to finish this work. We invite you to collectively participate in this refusal.

A Working Definition of Mixed-race: While this may not be the perfect term, we are using it to frame a very broad set of experiences and identities, which may include tracing all or part of one’s culture or heritage to brown people and colonized people, inclusive of all skin tones. This may also include being raised with multiple cultures or with immigrant experience.

Why Queers & Feminists? Not only are we interested in the ways that mixed-race folks’ identities interact with queerness and feminism, but we also believe that it is important to prioritize stories from queers and feminists, whose voices are often marginalized. Moreover, with a topic as broad as race, we want to anchor our discussions in some common politics. This anchor is important because it is a big part of how we (the editors) choose who to organize with, live with, form community with, fuck, and, in this case, write zines with.

Possible Topics: Privilege. [Not] Passing. Sex, relationships & dating. Conflicting and conflated identities (especially related to race and queerness, transness, feminism, class, dis/ability). The POC/white binary. Cultural appropriation. Structural and institutional oppression. Art, music & creativity. [Not] Belonging. Cultural estrangement. Immigrant experiences. Families & histories. Colonizing processes in family, work, activisms & relationships. Being too brown/not brown enough. Home. Diaspora. Performing identities. Physical manifestations of race, and intersection with other forms of identity and presentation. Preserving and paying respect to heritage & history (eg: interviews, oral histories, folklore). Remembering. Tracing origins and roots. The importance of race/ethnicity/culture to political formation. Mixed-race community. Food & recipes. Remedies. Developing new language(s). Race/religion overlap (and exclusion). And much, much more.

Media and formats: Poetry, prose, essay, visuals (B&W for zine, possibly color online), audio (for online), interviews, and other formats (pitch them to us!— we’re good catchers).

Deadline for submissions: Extended to January 15th, 2012.  Submit to mrqfzine [at] gmail [dot] com.

Contact:
mrqfzine [at] gmail [dot] com
www.mrqfzine.tumblr.com

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HELP DISTRIBUTE ‘MIXED! UP’ ZINE

Download a read-only and a PRINT version here, courtesy of the ‘Mixed Up!’ zine editors.

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

zine deadline extended: "f-ace-ing silence" issue 2 ( feeling silenced in ace spaces )

A couple people have already submitted wonderful pieces. I need a few more submissions to make the zine issue. So I’ve extended the submission deadline extended to November 15th (2014)

For those of you who’ve been thinking of submitting something… there still lots of time! ( And it’s a zine… so timing is flexible— just let me know. )

Guiding questions:

  • What asexuality-related thing do you feel silenced about in asexual / ace communities?

  • Do you feel alone, alienated or confused about how to deal with some asexuality-related thing because there doesn’t really seem to be anyone talking about it in aces spaces?

  • And what do you have to say about it?

please e-mail submissions / questions to rotten.zucchinis@gmail.com

Full call for submissions here: http://rotten-zucchinis.tumblr.com/callout