zine, [zeen] noun. 1. abbr. of fanzine; 2. any amateurly-published periodical. Oxford Reference


Friday, May 14, 2010

Welcome to the Mimi Reproductive Health Zine Distro!

via The Mimi Zine Distro by betuladesigns on 3/29/10

The Mimi Collective was a small group of womyn in Maine dedicated to providing empowering learning materials and workshops about reproductive and sexual health, consent, safe sex, and queer and feminist hystory! This is our combined collection of zines about DIY reproductive health and freedom, written by many fabulous writers and activists and I am very excited to be able to share them.

This site is a work in progress–eventually there will be photos and descriptions of each zine, but until then, please email me if you want details on a particular zine.

This distro is strictly not for profit, and the prices listed are only suggested donations to help cover stamps and envelopes. NO ONE'S order will be denied for lack of funds. ZINES TO PRISONERS ARE ALWAYS FREE! Please share new titles, so I can continue to expand our library. LET'S TAKE OUR LIVES, OUR BODIES, AND OUR HEALTH INTO OUR OWN HANDS!!

Send zine orders, suggestions and donations to:

The Mimi Zine Distro, PO BOX 596, Union, ME, 04862

Or email: mimizinedistro@gmail.com


Don't Be A Dick! Paul Brown brings us an insightful and earnest look at rape culture and pornography and what people with male privilege can do to address these issues in their lives. Honest and well organized, this is a good intro text for men working on sexism. $1

Ladders and Hips–An Open Letter to the Boys in my Life Kyla brings us a brutally honest and poignant account of eating disorders, sexual assault, and violence, as well as an address to men who don't respect the concept of survivor autonomy. This is a powerful zine, but does have writing that could be triggering, so read with care and support. (2008) $1

No More Denying–Facing Woman to Woman Sexual Violence An essay dispelling myths that violence is not an issue in lesbian relationships, and trying to address the unique needs that may come up for women trying to seek help and support when dealing with intimate violence from other women. Trigger warning! (2001) $1

Said the Pot to the Kettle–Feminist Theory for Anarchist Men A direct and humorous primer on feminism from a male perspective. The Zine covers dogma, consent, body image, and reproductive health in a compassionate, no-nonsense and entertaining way for men looking for ways to be better allies. $1

I recently attended a feminist event called FADGE Fest which was rad, and I traded for a lot of new zines with Silent City Distro, Support New York, and the CT Workers Solidarity Alliance. I am in the process of reviewing these zines and contacting their authors for permission to distro on this site, so keep checking for great new titles!

Menstrual Health, Abortion Options, STI's and General D.I.Y. Health/Self Care

Carotte Sauvage: Wild Carrot Seeds as Herbal Birth Control–$1

Caulophyllum,etc: Herbal Abortion and Contraception–$2

Chart It!: Charts and Info on Tracking Your Menstrual Cycle–$1

Crucial Sisterhood: Birth Control, DIY Healthcare, etc. –$2

The Femmenstruation Rites Rag: Stories of Women's Blood and Rites of Passage–$3

Fertility Awareness for Non-Invasive Birth Control (excellent!)–$3

Herbal Abortion: The Fruit of the Tree of Knowledge–$3

Herbal Abortion: A Woman's DIY Guide–$2

An Herbal Menstruation: A Mini DIY Guide–$1

Hot Pants: DIY Gynecology–$2

How to Cope With Menstrual Problems: A Wholistic Approach–$1

HPV (by the Down There Collective)–$2

HPV, Abnormal Paps and Natural/DIY Treatments–$1

HPV, Herpes, and Me–$1

Manaculture (radical menstruation)–$1

Materia Medica for Women–$2

Nourishing Endometriosis–$3

Radical Menstruation: Alternative Ways of Viewing Your Period and Living With it–$1

Reclaiming Our Ancient Wisdom: Herbal Abortion Procedure and Practice for Midwives and Herbalists–$3

Regaining Control: Taking Health Care into our own Hands–$1

Setting Up a Womyn's DIY Health Collective–$1

Spectacular Specula: An activist dyke discusses self care, queer reproductive rights and her os–$1

Taking Charge: Abortion and Your Options–$1

What is this thing called M.E.?–$1

Wild Carrot: A Plant for Conscious, Natural Contraception (robin rose bennet)–$2

Wives Tales–$2

Abortion Stories

A Difficult Decision: A Compassionate Book About Abortion–$3

I Had an Abortion: Real Stories, Real Choices–$1

Mine #1: An Anthology of Choices –$3

Mine #2: An Anthology of Reproductive Rights–$3

Negrita #4—Abortion Etiquette–$2

This is me Using My Choice: An Anthology of Women's Abortion Stories–$3

Unapologetic Choice: A Radical Abortion and Reproductive Rights Journal#1–$2

Consent, Sexual and Domestic Assault, Survivor Support

An Activist Approach to Domestic Violence–$2

Bodies at War: A Handbook for Survivors of Sexual Violence–$2

Consent? (philly stands up and philly's pissed)–$0.50

A DIY Guide to Preventing Sexual Assault–$0.50

Emotional Abuse–$2

Fighting Back–$1

Guaranteed to Wreck any Party (surviving sexual abuse)–$1

Let's Talk Consent–$0.50

Not Without my Consent (asshole!)–$1

Our Own Response: Creating Healthier Communities–$1

Say the Word: Conversations about Consent–$2

See No, Speak No, Hear No: Articles and Questions about Sexual Assault–$2

Sexual Assault in Activist Communities–$4

Sexual Violence isn't only on the Street: Ask Before you Touch Me–$2


Ten Suggestions for People Called out for Abusive Behavior–$1

Think About It: Verbal Consent and Addressing Sexual Assault–$1

Thoughts about Community Support around Intimate Violence–$2

What's Love: Emotional Abuse in Intimate Relationships–$1

A Woman with a Sword: Some thoughts on Women, Feminism, and Violence–$1

Women's Self-Defense #1: Stories and Strategies of Survival–$3

Women's Self Defense #2: Stories and Strategies of Survival–$3

Men Against Sexism

Beginners Guide to Responsible Sexuality (for men)–$1

Men in the Feminist Struggle–$1

Men Speaking Out on Men and Sexism–$1

Men Unlearning Rape–$1

Men Unlearning Rape #2–$1

On the Road to Healing: A Booklet for Men Against Sexism–$3

Social Detox #1: Resources for Anti-Sexist Men–$2

Hystory, Theory, and Voices

Bound to Struggle: Where Kink and Radical Politics Meet–$1

Breaking the Silence–$3

Complaints and Disorders: The Sexual Politics of Sickness–$2

Cooler than Fuck–$1

Cum*Bers: The Burdens of a Fucking Crisis–$1

Don't Call me Girl: A Communique–$1

Doris 22–$1

Eco Anarcha Feminism–$1

Fat is Beautiful–$3

Free to Choose: A Guide to Reproductive Freedom–$2

Getting to the Roots of Domination: A Feminist Stamplet–$1

Harlot RN–$1

Humyns and Nature: An Ecofeminist Primer–$1

Jane: Documents from Chicago's Clandestine Abortion Service, 1968-1973–$2

The Loom, May Day (feminist spirituality)–$4

The Loom, Lammas–$4

Madworld Survival Guide–$3

Mamaphiles: A Mama Zine Collection–$3

Mother Rebel–$1

Out of the Vacuum–$1

The Peanut Butter and Jelly Pad Project (hilarious!)–$0.50


Popular Responses to Feminism and Some Comebacks–$1

Rocket Queen #1 (radical sex work)–$3

Rocket Queen #2–$3

Siren: Radical Perspectives on the Liberation of Women–$1

Sometimes I Just Need to Write it Down–$1

Striped Stockings: les attitudes des femmes–$2

Wemoon's Army, Jan. '01–$1

Why We Live: Self Defense and Women's Health–$3

Witches, Midwives, and Nurses: A History of Women Healers–$2

Women and Imprisonment in the United States: History and Current Reality–$2

Women Talking about Sexism and Oppression in the Anti-Globalization Movement–$1

Queer and Trans Voices/Gender Theory

The Alchemist Postmodern Theorist (gender theory)–$3

Dis-Orientation Guide to Transgender/genderfuck politics–$1

Don't Get Married–Get Rowdy!–$1

Gay Shame: A Virus in the System–$1


Gender is a Weapon–$1

Left Out: A Collection of Art by Queer Youth–$1

Pink and Black Attack!–$2

Out of the Closets and into the Libraries: A Collection of Radical Queer Moments–$2

Queer Genius–$1

Short and Queer #4: The Coming Out Issue–$3

Short and Queer #6: Now that I'm a Dude–$3

Short and Queer#8: I am not Unreasonable–$3

Trans Care: What to eat, supplements and herbs to prepare and heal around surgery–$1

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