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Writing as Activism

FIT Class Taught by Melissa Tombro, Librarian Jenna Freedman

History

book cover: Women and the Pamphlet Culture of Revolutionary England, 1640-1660Radical and fandom based self-publishing

  • Pamphlets
  • Thomas Paine
  • Science fiction fandom
  • Samizdat
  • Literary chapbooks
  • Alternative/underground press
  • Punk fandom
  • Riot grrrl
  • Is social media self-publishing?

Culture

Riot grrrl is... (manifesto)

Anyone can make a zine

But who does?

  • punks
  • activists
  • moms
  • students
  • teachers
  • librarians
  • permaculture enthusiasts
  • crafters
  • cooks
  • hackers

And why

  • sharing
  • loneliness
  • connecting
  • self-expression
  • self-documentation
  • me too-ing
  • giving