Here are a few new additions to Brown Recluse Zine Distro. Megan, BRZD’s intern, and I spent the evening practicing our possum faces, talking about astrology and compatibility, listening to doom metal, MIA and Kanye drinking tea and reading zines and writing descriptions. We are still reading a huge stack of zines to post for the distro and we still have a stack of zines up for consideration! Nia King and Anna Vo are #raceriottour members! And some of the most inspirational people I have ever met. We’ll keep you updated!
Art School is Hell: $3.00 Shipping $0.66
This zine reflects on the frustrations of attempting to create art as a POC in white-dominated communities and schools. Edited by Nia King, “Art School is Hell” contains several contributions from artists of color, including poems, short pieces, and illustrations. As an artist of color, this zine validated the difficulties and loneliness I have faced within art communities.
Fix My Head #3: $5.00 Shipping $ 1.72
I met the amazing Anna Vo on #raceriottour and fell in love with her and her zines. FMH #3 is a an interview based punk zine with a few other essays about racism, sexism and other articles related to anti-oppression work. This zine focuses on Rad Punx of Color and their thoughts and opinions pertaining to race and the punk zine. I found the interviews to be profoundly inspiring and validating. Knowing that there are other Punx of Color working towards a more diverse and supportive scene. Interviews with: Cristy C. Road, Osa Atoe, Kaila Stone, Mariam Bastani, Mimi Thi Nguyen, Atiah, Daniela Capistrano, Steph Phan, Chris Zizzamia and Stono Caves.
Fix My Head #4: $5.00 Shipping $1.06
Fix My Head delivers another moving interview zine! Co-edited with Osa Atoe of Shotgun Seamstress FMH creates a space for Punx of Color to have discourse about Punx of Color histories, cultures and scenes internationally. This zine uncovers all that has been buried about Punx of Color histories and scenes. My favorite interview is with Taquila Mockingbird where she discusses the early days of punk in L.A. This zine is packed with interviews and more essays making it a punk rock dream come true. Interviews with: Taquila Mockingbird, Golnar Nikpour, Mars/Aye Nako, Melying Pot Massacre, Daighila and so many more!
The Swan The Vulture #4: $3.00 Shipping $0.66
The Swan The Vulture is written by the talented Anna Vo. This personal zine focuses a lot on self-care as a survivor of abuse. Anna Vo honestly discusses learning to assert her boundaries, sexual abuse that she has endured, effective communication skills, empowerment workshops she has facilitated, race, gentrification and so much more. Anna Vo’s unique perspectives and on-point critiques truly shifted my perspectives on how I interact with people in my community. TSTV is full of authentic self reflection and powerful writing. A definite recommend! (Trigger Warning)
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