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Zines for Fun, Fighting the Power, and Self-Documentation

Zine workshop from May 2020, led by Jenna Freedman & Vanessa Thill BC '13

Agreements

  • Move up, move back
  • Assume good faith

Introduction to Us

Name

Pronouns (if you wish)

Favorite office supply

Read and Discuss

Zine sample-palooza!

Read/skim a zine for three minutes and then switch, for four rounds--last round, your choice of these zines.

[Content: curse words, sexuality, nudity, violence]

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3

  1. Spring - Femmes Unite #2
  2. Summer - Yell Zine #3
  3. Fall - Asian American Feminist Antibodies
  4. Winter - It's Corona Time : A Zine About Not Handling the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic Well

Round 4

  1. Spring - Yell Zine #3
  2. Summer - Asian American Feminist Antibodies
  3. Fall - It's Corona Time : A Zine About Not Handling the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic Well
  4. Winter - Femmes Unite #2

In breakout rooms discuss for eight minutes:

  • Did one or more of the zines have an impact on you? On the creator?
  • How do the zines document their time?
  • Are there graphics in the zine? Handwriting? Collages? Which ones can you imagine using in a zine?
  • How does the zine make you feel?

Group share.

Zines Are

What is a zine?

magaZINE, independent, self-expression, community, time capsule, self-edited, feminist, uncensored, compilation, homemade magazine, shared, feminist