Merbabes Comic from Woolf Pack Issue #4 by Contributor dashurie

Including some feminist babes like marinashutup​, gailsimone, thequeerblackfeminist & elmsjustice!


‘One Beat Zines’ Are a Self-Publishing Feminist Powerhouse

Comic artists Julia Scheele and Sarah Broadman head up One Beat, so I sat down with them to discuss the formation of the collective and the rise of independent publishing in the UK.

VICE: How did the formation of One Beat come about?
Sarah Broadman: We wanted to have an outlet that was fun. We knew, after putting together Double Dare Ya, that we wanted it to be a place where people who aren’t on the comic scene could bring work. It can be difficult to get creative things out there; we just want to be a vehicle for people to do that.

Julia Scheele: At zine fairs, girls would ask me how you get started making zines and comics. I found myself trying to explain to them how I started, which was just to grab a pen and paper and put something shitty together.




Girls Get Busy has teamed up with Carousel to host a feminist mini zine fest as part of their weekend takeover at Power Lunches!



Confirmed Stalls:
Girls Get Busy
Rachel Aggs

Carousel is a new platform which promotes equality in the arts and showcases emerging and underrepresented talent. They will be holding more one-off happenings, workshops and exhibitions in the coming months, before moving into a permanent home next year.
Check them out at http://thisiscarousel.co.uk/

Carousel’s other weekend events with The Hysterical Injury and Shopping: facebook.com/events/629940890373342


[img: a black and white photo of the front cover of hoax zine #9.]


essays include:

  • How vulnerability can combat misogyny within trans communities
  • Vulnerabilities and doors as a queer mixed woman
  • Coping with internalized misogyny, consciously staying away from men, and familial dynamics
  • Nuances of high school experiences
  • Letting go of hurtful narratives while embracing heartache and the process of “breaking down”
  • Views on queer identity interrogation, performance, and transparency as a punk zinester
  • Vulnerabilities of mental health perspectives and lack of intersectionality
  • Witnessing misguided white manarchist resistance to police and reflections on vulnerability of communities of color
  • Multi-generational healing work and vulnerabilities as a male-socialized survivor
  • Questioning the responsibility of self-agency after “checking out” during sex
  • Asking for help as a necessary self-publishing task
  • Experiences of racism and sexism in a hospital setting and the legitimacy of describing one’s pain
  • Trans women and solitary confinement
  • Boundary setting in the contexts of capitalism, physical and mental illness, and life crises
  • Inpatient hospital stays and changes in labels of one’s mental illness(es)
  • Loss of memory and personal history, critiquing queer/trans* growth narratives, and creating (non-)advice for non-normative teens and young adults
  • Vulnerability of discussing physical illness
  • Navigating queer attraction and desire with a history of violence
  • A feminist coming out monologue
  • Dealing with kink, trauma, and complexities of BDSM involvement
  • Interview Excerpt with Daniela Capistrano, Founder of the POC Zine Project
  • Examining the necessity of assertiveness for disabled women and asking for accommodations

This issue also includes poems, feminists we love, current feminist heroes, and vegan recipes! ½ size, black & white, 80 pages, and very text heavy.

Note about Triggering Content: We are circulating the above descriptive list in an effort to reveal the content and chronological order of this issue, thus creating the opportunity for readers to judge on an individual basis as to which essays could be potentially triggering or uncomfortable to them. We have chosen not to place trigger warnings on specific pieces in Hoax because we recognize that triggers are unique and highly personal. We believe that it is impossible to discern what content has the potential to be triggering to every one of our readers, and we do not want to inadvertently create a hierarchy of what material is “intense” or “real” enough to warrant a warning. Please contact us if you have suggestions as to how to better incorporate trigger warnings into future issues of Hoax.

Note about the Cost: At the beginning of the summer, the two of us learned that we would no longer be able to print Hoax at the location where we had been printing for over four years. We have spent the past several months extensively investigating alternative printing sources, and unfortunately every other printing source has a significantly higher overhead cost. Because of this, we have literally gone broke to make long-term printing arrangements for Hoax #9, as well to ensure that past and future Hoax issues will be able to be (re)printed. To show our continued dedication to creating a quality zine and putting it in the hands of those with limited funds, we have made Hoax #9 the largest issue yet (80 full pages featuring nearly 3 dozen contributors!) – while keeping the price of this issue at $3US (+ shipping) just like all previous issues. Accessibility (both in content and pricing) is one of our primary concerns with this gigantic zine, and we as individuals have had to put up our own money in order to continue this project, as Hoax is 100% non-profit and neither of us make a cent off of it. If you are in a position to do so, we highly encourage you to donate money to overall Hoax operations via PayPal (hoaxzine at gmail dot com), pay a higher fee for this particular issue, and/or purchase other available zines so that we can continue to work towards making Hoax readily available to those who cannot afford to pay higher than $3US for a singular zine.

We are offering #9 for immediate sale because we have depleted our funds simply making printing arrangements as well as need an accurate estimation of how many copies to acquire. You can PRE-ORDER #9 through our Etsy shop (for paypal payments, where you can also find back issues on community, communication, change, and mythologies as well as some brand new hoax pins and many of our personal zines) or, if you prefer (well hidden) US cash via snail mail, you can e-mail us at hoaxzine (at) gmail (dot) com to find out where to mail your money. You can also learn more about Hoax at our FAQ posting and get info on submitting to Hoax #10: feminisms and embodiments at this link.

We will be mailing out issues on a first come first serve basis as soon as possible - optimally by mid-October, but our ability to purchase necessary mailing supplies and therefore send copies out depends on when we will sell enough zines to afford to get everything in the mail. As always, feel free to shoot us an email if you have any questions about the status of your order.

Please re-blog to spread the word!

Happy reading, y’all!

In Solidarity,
Rachel & sari


My living room wall. Just about all of these zines have been bought or traded with feminist, POC, and queer zinesters as well as distros. As my collection grows, I plan to donate them all to Southern Woman’s Bookstore & Community Center. One of our goals is to have zines and books by women, people of color, and queer individuals be more widely represented and accessible to the community. We are more than the “diversity” section in the corner of a bookstore. We believe in the power of representation, especially in the conservative South and our voices need to be in the forefront. Learn more here. Visit us here or here to check out Southern Woman’s Bookstore’s first zine. 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Stigma Zine #3 - Menstruation

Hi all! It about time I make another issue of what is quite possibly my favorite zine I make.

Stigma zine talks about social stigmas from a feminist perspective, and how to embrace what society says is wrong, strange, gross. ect. It’s an awesome empowerment zine.

Issue #3 will be about menstruation and periods and I need some of yr words/experiences with this topic and it’s social stigmatization. I’m looking for words from any/all perspectives and experiences! It can be serious, not-so-serious, whatever, I’m not looking for a certain type of submissions here, just as long as it relates to the main topic. My followers are some gutsy awesome people, so I’m hoping to receive some kick ass submissions :D

You can email submissions to me at mbelickis@verizon.net, or drop them in my ask box.

Signal boost this if ya can, too!



anonymous asked:

Can you recommend any good feminist websites with articles? Something along the lines of feministing? I'm looking for one to write for, and can't decide on the best to go for. I an UK based, if that helps? Thanks x

Here are some leads - I’m not sure who’s taking submissions but good luck! UK feminists, message me with any recommendations and I’ll update the post with those links. Thx!



The UK’s Top Five Feminist Websites

The Guardian has feminist writers on staff: http://www.theguardian.com/uk

Here’s a Guardian article from 2007 on a wave of new UK feminist sites 

Here’s a list of feminist sites with articles including US / UK / other in case you’re not exclusively looking for UK sites: http://www.feminist.org/research/zines.html

Last but not least, because you want to be a writer, I’ve got to tease you a bit, as a fellow researcher here’s how I found these recommendations for you: http://lmgtfy.com/?q=uk+feminist+web+site

If you end up writing for any of these sites, send me a message and let me know! Best of luck.

Finally done with Issue #3 “The Adventures of a Feminist Mermaid”

Summer 12’, 26 pgs

This issue covers my adventures of being a feminist mermaid, Mexico’s drug war and a “Fierce Feminist” who fought for education. Other topics range from the “Sandwich Fairies” and homeless rights, intersectionality, a book review, film and band recommendations, original song lyrics, feminist poetry, quotes, punk/feminist styled collages and more!

Contact me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com if you are interested in buying it for $1 plus shipping, trading or a free PDF copy.

high on burning photographs #10, out now!!!!

announcing……my new zine! high on burning photographs #10!
*hand-stamped covers!
*“how to write your queer book and publish it in spite of an indifferent world: 8 years and 9 steps”
*affirmations for when you’ve lost yer beloved home & are going crazy
*shittalking on: the city of san francisco, punk bros, and the manager of the IHOP in my hometown!
*“in which frat boys get confused and a fabulous birthday party on wheels rolls through the streets
*cute, sad octopi
*excerpts from my killed 2nd book (and an explanation as to why)
*the sentence that makes me make sense

only $2-4 sliding scale. trades welcome & no one turned away for lack of funds.

you can buy zines through me, on etsy (link below). https://www.etsy.com/…/22314…/high-on-burning-photographs-10

if you wanna get it directly from me & you don’t live locally, my paypal addy is ms.capewell at gmail dot com. tack on $1.50 shipping if you’re stateside, $2.50 for canada, $4 for the rest of the world. don’t forget to include yer mailing address! if you order by the end of today i will get it in the mail before i leave for LA. if not, i will send it out next week!!!


our zines are finally up for sale! they were lovingly designed and made by Samantha Conlon and Jamie Kane. they are A5 size, black & white printed on pink paper with a screenprinted cover and all of them are handbound with pink thread! there was a lot of effort and time put into these and they are really beautiful objects to have! 

they include a page for each member with an exclusive unpublished interview with each girl.


email: thebunnycollective@gmail.com if you’re interested! 


A4, 178 pages long, and with a glossy cover to rival any mainstream magazine, Parallel Magazine is your alternative to misogynistic “women’s” periodicals.

Issue 2, “Taboo” features: interviews with Dr Marci Bowers, Annabel Allum, The Petrol Girls, and Sarah Westgarth; pieces on comic book representation and women in music; articles about body hair, menstruation, cultural appropriation, abusive relationships, sex, porn, pregnancy, and disability; and work by our wonderful submitters as well as the Parallel team themselves.

We talk about everything, from sex to shitting; from sexuality to gender.

Issue 2 is available here!

When I think of girl power, the FIRST thing that comes to mind is, well, the Spice Girls. To be honest, I love the Spice Girls. To be honest, I don’t know why I said to be honest because I love the Spice Girls and I am not ashamed. If you don’t know who the Spice Girls are, first of all, I’m really sorry for you, secondly, how, and thirdly, they are a British girl group consisting of five members: Victoria Beckham, Geri Haliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Brown (Posh, Ginger, Sporty, Baby and Scary, respectively.)
The Magic of Girl PowerThe Pulp Zine