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


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

What Zines Are

survey: thought it rhymed with pine, heard of but never made, have made zines before, SUPER INTO ZINES

raise hand if familiar

A zine, short for fanzine or magazine, is a DIY* subculture self-publication, usually made on paper and reproduced with a photocopier or printer. Zine creators are often motivated by a desire to share knowledge or experience with people in marginalized or otherwise less-empowered communities.

someone read, ren & jenna fill in, ask for comments

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.