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Feminism and the Politics of Anger: Zines

This guide was made to support zine making.

Read and Discuss

Introduce the QZAP or Portland Button Works zine you read in a breakout group for five minutes:

  • Why did you choose this zine?
  • What does the zine say about its creator--directly or indirectly?
  • Why do you think they chose a zine as their medium?
  • Are there graphics in the zine? Handwriting? Collages? Do they complement or complicate the text?
  • How does the zine make you feel?

Zine sample-palooza! Read/skim a zine for two minutes and then switch, for five rounds--last round, your choice of these zines.

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

  1. Patience - I ♥ Amy Carter
  2. Masa - Femme Shark Communique #1
  3. Jude - RMO Summer Tour 2008
  4. Kayla - Your Secretary #3/Identify This! (split zine)
  5. Amanda - Some Boys Bleed
  6. Jaymin - SoyBoi #1
  7. Isabelle - TimTum: A TransJew Zine
  8. Sophie - Trans(in)Formation
  9. Karen - From Here to There and Back Again #1
  10. Nazia - Rebel Fux #1
  11. Tala - Ungrateful Black-White Girl
  12. Christiana - Sassyfrass Circus #7
  13. Amy - Radical Cheerleaders of Santa Cruz (Cheerbook)
  14. Professor Benjamin - Fort Mortgage

Group discussion, same questions as above.

Zines Are

What is a zine?