Forget giving flowers or jewellery on Women’s Day! It’s a day to celebrate, remember, and plot feminist struggles after all! It’s a day to go on strike, organise, and educate yourself and others. And why not a day to read feminist zines and send postcards?
By the way, for March 8th I have some news to share about my solo music project Lost Luna too… Read on:
Feminist zines by others zinesters that I love:
- Artificial Womb: a feminist zine from Scotland that focuses on arts and culture as well as on mental health and political issues.
- Brown Girls, Poor Lass, Happy Alone, and other zines by Seleena: about being a brown working-class woman and on the asexual spectrum.
- Functionally Ill, Trike Diaries, A Special Treehouse for Fat People, and other zines by Laura-Marie: about disability, mental health, anti-capitalism, being fat, and riding trikes.
- Everything.Is.Fine, You Matter Always, Rad Rag, and other zines by Nyxia: about protest, motherhood, menstruation, and witchcraft.
- I wanna be yr Grrrl: a feminist music zine from Brazil with interviews with feminist activists and musicians, colourful collages, and more riot grrrl goodness.
- Scorpio Moon, Deep Lez Dirt Feels, Fucked, and other zines by Jade Mars: about queerness, self-care, queer norms, witchery, and more.
- Vinyldyke: mixes music with queer-feminism, information-sharing with personal stories, fandom with encouraging creativity.
and many others… ❤
Some of my own zines that fit for this occasion:
CuNt & Paste: a zine dedicated to feminist graphic art, posters, and zines
Dirty Lesbian: about queer-feminism, lesbophobia, and comics/music by les-bi-ans
Feminist Activist: a mini-zine with tips for feminist activism and a map of feminist projects in Belgium
From Spice Girls to Riot Grrrls: my musical journey from being a fan of the Spice Girls to discovering riot grrrl and other loud feminist rock, it also includes writings about gender and age, and looking back at the 2000s.
Hier en Nu: a study of anarcha-feminism and non-hierarchical organising methods that I wrote (in Dutch) as my gender studies thesis
Letter Soup: a zine about words which includes pieces about consciousness-raising, consent, shyness, radical cheerleading, and more
Lost Luna Zines: a series of mini-zines for my music project Lost Luna which talks about reclaiming the stage and air waves and my favourite (female) musicians
Same Heartbeats: my long-running feminist perzine series in which I document the local and less local DIY-queer-feminist scene and talk about feminist activism among other things
Space Invasion: a zine about space which includes pieces about a lesbian-feminist haunted house, autonomous spaces, street art, street harassment, and more
Find all my zines here.
I’ve made some postcards that fit IWD too:
I enjoy sending and receiving postcards for New Year and birthdays but I also really like the idea of writing (protest) postcards on days like International Women’s Day, May 1st, Halloween, and other activist and witchy holidays. Find all my postcards here or together as a bundle here.
Lost Luna news
Big news! “Wish Upon a Star”, the second album of my solo project Lost Luna will come out on March 8th! Thanks to Kitchen Leg Records it will be released digitally as well as on tape! ❤ You’ll be able to find it on my Bandcamp music page as well.