Photos of 30 years Vort’n Vis + Mothers & Daughters’ feminist market

This month I tabled together with friends at the 30 (!) year anniversary festival of the autonomous punk centre Vort’n Vis in Ieper and at the feminist market at the temporary lesbian bar Mothers & Daughters in Brussels. Scroll down for some photos of both events. (More in my upcoming zine Same Heartbeats #15!)

I also went to a pretty awesome concert of Year Zero, Hetze, Petrol Girls, and War On Women in Brussels and was especially amazed by the last two bands and their feminist-inspired performance and how they turned the moshpit into a safe space. (The photos I took there were a bit too dark/blurry to share…)

Vort’n Vis in Ieper (BE) – June 1st 2019:

Mothers & Daughters in Brussels (BE) – June 8th 2019:

 

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News & upcoming events (June – July 2019)

NEWS:

I don’t have a lot of news at the moment except that the Brussels-Hellhole zine that Sister Ray Zines and I are making is making good progress!

You can also read more about recent visits to Ladyfest Maastricht and Swansea Zine Fest on this blog.

By the way, did you already help choose what I should write about in my next mini-zine?

EVENTS:

Some events I’ll go to and table at soon:

Feminist Market
Saturday June 8th
at Mothers & Daughters, in Brussels (BE)
Together with some of my band mates, we’ll sell things we make such as soap, jewellery, zines, and postcards
Facebook event

Swindon Zine Fest
Saturday July 27th
at Central Community Centre, in Swindon (UK)
I’ll table with my zines
Website

North West Zine Fest
Sunday July 28th
at People’s History Museum, in Manchester (UK)
I’ll table with my zines
Website

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Zines I read in 2019 (May)

Welcome to the world of zines I read in the past month. I read so many zines in only 1 month time, thanks to various amazing swaps and thanks to tableing Swansea Zine Fest in the UK. As usual I’m gonna have to keep these mini reviews/descriptions very mini because otherwise I would never be able to finish this and continue to read more zines…

There are lots of reading materials to discover that you might want to check out, about haunted houses, addiction, house-keeping, women in metal, autism, lolita subculture, and more. I tried to add websites, webshops, or distros wherever possible but if I didn’t add a link for a zine you’re interested in, you can contact me and maybe I can get you touch with the zinester.

Remember: I sorted the zines I read in “categories” for practical reasons but those categories/genres may overlap or may not really fit perfectly. That’s one of the beauties of zines!

Enjoy and then go read or make a zine!

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CuNt & Paste, my first 24 hour zine

Remember this one?

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I’m assembling pages for CuNt & Paste, the first 24 hour zine I ever made, at the first 24 Hour Zine event that took place in Belgium in 2014 (there have been a few more in the following years). On the photos all the pages are laid out so I can put them in the right order and staple them. The zine is about feminist zines and poster art.

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Zines = 1 euro + postage.

Contact me for a copy. Mail to flapper_grrrl@yahoo.co.uk

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Swansea Zine Fest and Bristol – some photos of my trip to the UK

I recently went to Swansea Zine Fest in Wales followed by a short trip to Bristol and I would like to share some photos of my trip:

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Swansea is situated – you guessed it- by the sea, so I had a nice long walk along the beach there on the evening of my arrival.

The zine fest was amazing with a big focus on perzines and zines made by queers and women. I had the chance to complete some of the perzine series that I’ve been enjoying in the past and also sold (and especially traded) quite well at my own zine table. I went home with a huge stash of fresh reading materials…

Read on to see more photos and stories:

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Poll: what shall I write about in my next mini-zine(s)?

I have lots of mini-zine plans in mind and was wondering which subject(s) you would prefer to read about. You can choose from the following options or you can add some ideas of your own:

  • Do it Yourself Care #2: second issue of my mini-zine about self-care
  • This Bunny Kills Fascists: Chainsaw Bunny joins Antifa
  • Lavender Witch: about the band I play in
  • My favourite herbs: edible and medicinal
  • Zine prompts and genres

Please let me know your preference in the comments. 🙂

 

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Ladyfest Maastricht 2019 rocked!

You’ll be able to read more about it in Same Heartbeats #15 but here are already a few photos I took at Ladyfest Maastricht 2019:

Meeni Levi and I were invited to speak on a panel about alternative feminist media together with Sietske of the Bloed Aan De Muur podcast, moderated by Rubi of Maastricht Student Radio, who recorded it too (and shared it with Bloed Aan De Muur). It was a super interesting discussion!

Meeni Levi and I also tabled with our zines and sold really well (we didn’t know what to expect):

Here you can see a display of Ladyfest and other feminist/queer posters (including some made by me, ha!):

There were also plenty of workshops, performances and bands…

Ladyfest lives on! (For almost 20 years now – the first one took place in Olympia WA, USA in 2000! 😮 )

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