Zines and postcards for International Women’s Day

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:

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New self-care & feminist activism zine bundles in my webshop!

To do something special for December’s Bandcamp Friday, I assembled two new bundles! These zine/postcard bundles are now available in my Bandcamp webshop.

Self-care bundle

Take a look

Feminist activism bundle

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HOW TO ORDER?

These bundles are only available in my Bandcamp webshop. Go to the shop to place an order.

(PS. I can’t promise that they will arrive on time for the winter holidays!)

Feminist Activist Mini-Zine – new mini-zine

This mini-zine about feminist activism was made for Mini-Zine March 2017. It gives you ideas for actions, setting up a group, and participating in the feminist movement as a cisman, and contains a map of feminist projects to join or for inspiration.

Download and print the mini-zine here.
I decided to remove the download link because this zine is slightly outdated now. You can still buy it from me for only 50 eurocents + the price of a stamp though!

The original pdf is in full colour but you can print it in black & white as I did and choose a coloured paper (I chose lavender).

  • Folding instructions can be found here.
  • More mini-zines can be found and downloaded here.

Feedback always welcome!

Take care when engaging in any type of activism and let’s surf this feminist wave!

 

Zine afternoon – June 21st in Brussels

IMG_2487webThe 24 Hour Zine Team will collaborate with the Lesbian Pulp/Wittig group to organise a zine-making afternoon on June 21st in the Rainbowhouse in Brussels. Together we’ll make a zine about sisterhood, space, lesbian identity and/or feminism. Each participant can make one or more pages, which we put together to make a collective zine. Come and join us!

  • When? Sunday June 21st 2015 at 13:00 – 18:00
  • Where? Rainbowhouse: Lollepotstraat 3, Brussels

Mail us at 24hrzinesbelgium@gmail.com to register your participation!

New zine: Space Invasion

24 days after the second 24 Hour Zine Making weekend, ECHO presents:

Space Invasion, a 24-hour-zine

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After the first edition of 24 Hour Zine Thing in Ghent in July 2014, several participants longed for another zine marathon. So there it was: the second edition of 24 Hour Zine Thing in Ghent on 24-25 October. During the first edition I created CuNt & Paste, a zine dedicated to feminist graphic art (posters, zines…). The second 24HZT event gave birth to a zine called Space Invasion.

IMG_1090webMade in a little bit more than 24 hours, Space Invasion is a collection of topics related to space and feminism. It includes writings on:

  • outer-space
  • adbusting and street-art
  • squatting
  • Greenham Common Women’s Peace Camp
  • gender socialisation and taking space
  • street harassment
  • a lesbian-feminist haunted house

+ more!

If you want a copy of this zine, mail me at flapper_grrrl(at)yahoo.co.uk

IMG_1091webFor now only the paper edition is available but I plan to make a digitalised pdf version in colour. The printed zine costs 2 euro + postage costs.

  • paper version printed in black/white (with blue cover and tied with yarn) – out now!
  • coloured pdf version (which you can also print yourself) – under construction…

Interesting DIY/feminist/zine projects

Interesting projects related to zines, self-publishing or feminist music to check out:

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Article – Feminism and self-publishing

For Same Heartbeats #3 zine:

SELF-PUBLISHING & FEMINISM

This text deals with paper media such as zines and their link with feminism. I’m going to try to mix examples from different countries and avoid focussing only on American feminism and American zines because they already get covered a lot in research and alternative press.

Feminist media such as zines didn’t come from nowhere, appearing all of the sudden from a void. Feminists have always written down their ideas and published their writings. If they couldn’t find a publishing company they did it themselves. In the second wave of feminism which took place between the 1960s and the 1980s, feminists even started their own publishing companies and edited their own books, magazines and pamphlets. Examples of Dutch-speaking publishing companies were De Bonte Was and Feministische Uitgeverij Sarah. A section of the left-feminist group Dolle Mina made their own “Red Booklet” Of The Woman/Women and cheaply self-published magazines called De Grote Kuis around 1970 (it’s remarkable how much they’re alike today’s zines!). Also feminist book shops started to flourish, but unfortunately most of them are gone today. Some examples of contemporary feminist magazines include Scum Grrrls (Belgium), Emma (Germany), Bitch (US) and Lover (Netherlands). Often, feminist organisations publish their own newsletter or magazine, such as the Belgian organisations Gynaika (magazine under the same name), De Madam (newsletter under the same name), RoSa (magazine called Uitgelezen, RoSa is a feminist archive and library with lots of feminist magazines and other publications), De Vrouwenraad (Vrouwenraad) and Vie Féminine (Axelle). A Dutch publishing company run by women that’s been active for a few decades is Atalanta. They focus on anarchist, philosophical and ecological books and booklets and have also published some feminist publications. There are others as well such as Virago Press.

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Echotopia zine… out soon!

The newest publication by ECHO is a collection of 10 years of ECHO zines. Echotopia will celebrate ECHO’s 10th anniversary. It includes writings and images taken from the following zines: Punk Feminist Mini Zine, Flapper Gathering, Same Heartbeats, Be All You Can Be and Radix. Comments are added to put these writings into context, explaining backgrounds and evolving views. Watch this space for more info! The release date for the zine is planned for April 16th so it will be presented at the Alternative Bookfair in Gent.

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