a passion! (her) riot distro gives something to think about
fairy tale about (her) RIOTdistro started when riikka Ladybomb, in august
2001, asked stina to join the ladybomb crew and help her out with her
distro. she said yes of course and started ladybomb swe. after a short
while they decided that stina should start her own distro since she found
so many swedish zines and since she was ready to go her own way. her riot
distro was born and ladybomb swe was both Ladybomb and (her) RIOT distro
was started because there where no distros in our countries that distroed
feminist fanzines and demos and we saw it as our mission to change that.
and we did.(her) RIOT distro is a non profit distro (but if yr nice you'll
give me a copy for free as a little thank you gift for the work i do.)
i distro feminist zines only! (although i do some few compromises if the
zines is really REALLY good and is political in some other sort of way.)
for me it's important to get girls (yeah there are boy feminist too but
i haven't found anyone who writes a feminist zine yet so until then i
write girls and nothing else) voises heard, it's hard to convince the
punk boys with distros to distro yr radical feminst zine.. i don't wanna
see any sexism, nor in the stuff i distro or in my own organisation, so
i don't bann boys. but you'll have to write more than a short "the
patriarcal system suchs" to charm me." (from the web site)
you tell me first of all a little bit about yourself? How old are you,
where are you originally from and where do you reside now?
do you do besides your zine and distro?
how long have you been running your zine and distro now? How many issues
of your zine did you put out until now? Are you the only editor or is
there a team?
made you decide to start the zine and distro? How did you come up with
the idea and the name?
topics are most often discussed in your zine?
do you hope to accomplish by establishing your distro and zine?
does zine making, distributing (and reading) mean to you? What do you
love about zine making? What ms the most challenging aspect of making
and distributing zines?
patch you can get at (her) riot distro!
What was your first exposure to zines? How did you find out about them? What have they come to mean to you?
Like I’ve said I’ve always written zines my self, just didn't know there was a name for it. I think I’ve read some about zines in some free magazines we get in school. The zine that got me started for real was a Swedish one called Bleck, which has grown to a “real” magazine now. I thought the girl who did it was so cool cuz she was a feminist and not much older than me and she talked about feminism at some TV show once. Then a whole world opened before my eyes. What I love about zines is that I get a lot of new perspective on things. It’s inspiring to read what a girl on the other side of the world thinks about feminism or what a girl 2 kilometers from here thinks about rape or whatever. It gives me strength.
you consider grrrl zines as an important part of a movement of sorts?
Do you think zines can effect meaningful social and political change?
does the zine community mean to you?
advice would you give others who want to start a zine or a distro?
are some of the zines you admire?
you please describe a little bit the grrrl zine community in your country?
you define yourself as a feminist?
are the most pressing issues you are confronted with in daily life (as
you active in the feminist movement?
do you think about feminism today? Do you see yourself as part of Third
Wave Feminism and what does it mean to you?
role plays the Internet for you? Does it change your ideas of making zines
and doing/reading zines? Do you have any suggestions?