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


Saturday, September 24, 2011

new zines at doris distro

new zines

It's Down to This: reflections, stories, experiences, critiques and ideas on community collective response to sexual violence, abuse and accountability
this huge zine (100 pages!) is a tremendous resource for people who are committed to ending sexual violence. The past few years have seen an upsurge of community-accountability processes of dealing with assault - and lots of questions and issues these processes have raised. This zine collects a mulititude of stories, reflections and articles - from advice on finding a therapist, written by a perpetrator who is in an accountability process, to articles describing what different accountability groups look like, to raw stories of the failure of radical communities to step up and offer support to survivors. Intense and essential zine for people doing this work.

Mend My Dress: issues 7+8
Featured in the book Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, Mend My Dress is a zine mostly about sexual abuse survival, about girl power, and girl love. Issues 7 and 8 come together in one envelope. Stories of an abusive relationship and getting out of it, problems with an IUD, what to do when your abusive ex-boyfriend starts dating someone you work with, how to keep girl-love-girl-power alive, stories of birth, stories of home.

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