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Zines for the Young Women's Leadership Institute: Summer 2021


Jenna Freedman

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Jenna Freedman
MLC 203 (generally on campus Tues-Thurs)
Subjects: Zines

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This guide is for reference purpose for the creators. NOTHING TO SEE HERE

What Zines Are

Zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a radical self-publication.

Where are you on the zine spectrum? Did you think "zine" rhymed with "pine"? Have you heard of zines but never made one? Have some familiarity? Are you SUPER INTO ZINES?

Read and Discuss

photo of a cat reading a zineren facili

What Zines Are Like


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

will pick three online or in Canvas


In breakout rooms (groups of 4 or 3) discuss for 8 minutes:

  • Did one or more of the zines have an impact on you? On the creator?
  • How do the zines ?
  • How do the zine images go with or contradict the text?
  • a brochure

  • an Instagram story

  • a newspaper article

  • a presentation

  • Who is the intended reader of the zine?

  • Group share.