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INTERVIEWS
with grrrl, lady, queer, trans (*whoever we are*)
zine editors and distributors
from all over the world

*All interviews conducted in 1999-2008.

*Except if noted otherwise these interviews are all done by me (Elke Zobl).

*Click on the links or the images below to access the interviews.





Africa
Africa

South Africa

+ Get a name, and some paper, and do it!! Silent Screams
An interview with Jen

Asia
Asia
   

Manila, Philippines



Singapore




+ Trippers zine: Lesbianism and all things punkrock
An interview with Trent

Tokyo,
Japan

+ CATCH THAT BEAT!
An interview with Yayoi


Kuala Terengganu
, Malaysia

+ Stop Sexism with Style!
Grrrl:Rebel

An interview with Carol and Elise
Singapore

+There are not enough hours in the day for all the bitching I have to do!
An interview with Lynette

Australia/New Zealand
Australia/New Zealand
NEW!
Melbourne,
Australia

+ "The fabric of resistance" Hoopla: A radical craft zine
An interview with Rayna aka Kakariki


NEW!
Sydney, Australia

What do We do When

+ What do We do When: "Community Response"

An interview with Bekka
NEW!
Perth, Australia

+ Dumpling Diary, Little Venus...and more of secrets and love
An interview with
Sandy von Delicious
NEW!
Auckland, New Zealand

+ Cherry Bomb Comics: Zine Shop & Library
An interview with Melissa and Tui

Brisbane,
Australia

+ Personality Liberation Front: Exploring feminism and punk at its best
An interview with Kylie Lewis


Melbourne,
Australia

+ Woami: Celebrating female queer culture, alternative music and feminism
An interview with
Shannon


Auckland,
New Zealand
+ Writing and distributing whatever I want!
An interview with Moira from Moon Rocket Distribution

Sydney,
Australia
+ Vanessa's world in more than 100 zines
An interview with Vanessa Berry


Adelaide,
Australia

+ A Show of Hands: Stories of Inspiration

An interview with Michelle de Cean

Blackburn,
Australia
+ Distro'ing for the Zine Scene in Australia
An interview with Kristy
Victoria,
Australia

 

+ 100 % feminist! Pretty Ugly
An interview with Kelly



Europe
Europe
NEW!
Catania, Italy

+Fight Together! An Italian queer feminist zine "
An Interview with Tanina punk

NEW!
Ljubljana, Slovenia
+The Curved/ Stripburger/ Pssst... :
"Artfully transforming society
"

An Interview with Tea
NEW!
Hrvatska,
Croatia

+ Unzine: "More Than Words"
An Interview with Rafaela Drazic

N
EW!
Leeds,
England

+ Colouring Outside The Lines: "Everyone Can Be Creative"
An Interview with
Melanie

N
EW!
Sheffield,
England

+ Lola and the Cartwheels: "Boogie D.I.Y. Riot-Style!"
An Interview with
Emma, Charlotte, & Nicola
NEW!
Leipzig,
Germany

NEW!
Limoges,
France
+ Park it up your arse - "This zine is for all of us 'weirdos'!"
An Interview with
Leigh Ann
NEW!
Tübingen, Germany
+ Wolverette - "Taking you and your GRRRLness seriously"
An Interview with
Dodo B.
NEW!
Switzerland/ Germany
+ Elend & Vergeltung - a zine by aging cultural producers
An Interview with
Isabel Reiss
NEW!
Switzerland/ Germany
+ Plotki- a feminist zine
An Interview with
Anna Voswinckel
NEW!
London, England

+ Kink, Story Zines and many more...
An Interview with
Charlotte Cooper

N
EW!
Linköping, Sweden

  + Ladies First Distro: "Just getting it out there."
An Interview with Sanna
NEW!
Brussels/ Paris/ Frankfurt


+ Anattitude Magazine: Representing Attitude in Hiphop
An interview with
Jeanette Petri, aka Jee-Nice
NEW!
Nottingham, England

+ Subtext: Feminism, Politics & Culture Magazine
An interview with Gill
NEW!
Luleå, Sweden
+ Sisters Distro
An interview with Marlene

N
EW!
Bonn, Germany

+ Toilet Paper zine: Changing views by communicating
An interview with Alva Dittrich

N
EW!
Barcelona, Spain



+ xStrength&Courage zine: Smashing Gender Roles

An interview with Michelle


Vienna, Austria

+ Cuntstunt: Here we are!
An interview with elke, eva and esther

Toulouse, France

+It's raining dykes in France!
An interview with Esther aka LOLAGOUINE, editor of Il pleut de goiune


Zagreb, Croatia


+CROW: Promoting gender equality in Croatia's only bilingual women's e-zine

An interview with Nevenka Sudar

Oslo, Norway

+ Doing feminism and fighting for queer freedom: OvaryAction
An interview with Val

Brighton, England

+ FEMINIST - DIY - QUEER: The zine Varla's Passed Out and FingerBang distro
An interview with Red Chidgey

Den Haag,
The Netherlands

+ Bunnies on Strrike: This is resistance the way we see it
An interview with Tanja of Bunnies on Strike

Prague,
Czech Republic



+ Bloody Mary: Spreading feminist ideas in the Czech Republic

An interview with
Emca Revoluce

The Netherlands

 


+ Riot Grrrl Europe: Establishing a DIY Feminist Movement in Europe

An interview with Hilde


Rome,
Italy
+ Clit Rocket: Queer revolution!
An interview with Veruska Outlaw
Warsaw,
Poland


+ Emancypunx:
Creating space for women and making different perspectives visible in Poland
An interview with Yen



Karlstad,
Sweden

+ It's a passion! (her) riot distro gives something to think about
An interview with Stina B


Finland


+ Challenge, arque, think, define, prove your points! Be inspired and encouraged by Ladybomb distro
An Interview with Riikka


Germany





+ Neid: "To do a magazine is one of our ways - to get what we want!"

Ein Interview mit Ina Wudtke (1999) (IN GERMAN!)

Germany


+ regina
Ein Interview mit Regina Möller (1999)
(IN GERMAN!)
Germany


+ heikes laespencomics
Ein Interview Heike Anacker (1999)
(IN GERMAN!)
Vienna,
Austria


+ NO Comics
Ein Interview mit Linda Bilda (1999)
(IN GERMAN!)
Vienna,
Austria



+ Rosa: Ein Schweinecomix
Ein Interview mit Ilse Kilic (1999) (IN GERMAN!)

Vienna,
Austria





+ " Girls, keep on getting the word out!" The Austrian zine NYLON is spreading the f-word

An interview with Sonja Eismann and Vina Yun from NYLON



Mettlach,
Germany



+ "It's not just boy's fun!"

An interview with Elena Stoehr


Dublin,
Ireland

+ Lighting a Fire of Thoughts and Ideas: Ideas is Matches
An interview with Clodagh
Latin America
Latin America

NEW!

Monterrey, NL, México
viva adelita
+ Viva Adelita: "Fuerza Revolucionaria"
An interview with Sabina Barat

N
EW!
Tijuana,
México

+ Madame Anatema: Solidarity, Feminism and Culture Without Borders

An interview with Stephanie & Inés

Lima, Perú
Dos Chicas

+ Dos Chicas: A grrrl zine in Lima

An interview with Eliana


Tijuana
,
Mexico


+ Self-publishing in Tijuana
An interview with La Linea and Bulbo Press

Buenos Aires,
Argentina


+ Support our Riotgrrrl Revolution!
An interview with Pinkpunkies' Lil




Sao Paolo,
Brazil
&
Chicago,
US

+ "Zine making is a way to exist."
An interview with two zine editors:
Isabella Gargiulo from BENDITA (Sao Paolo, Brazil) and Amy Schroeder from VENUS (Chicago, USA)

Middle East
Middle East
NEW!
Jerusalem, Israel
+ Fallopian Falafel: "...bringing the Riot Grrrl culture to the Holy Land"
An interview with
Hadass S. Ben-Ari

Tel Aviv, Israel
Patrol


+ The zine Patrol: Reflecting daily life in Tel Aviv

An interview with Noya


Dubai,
United Arab Emirates


+ Promoting an underground press in the United Arab Emirates: The distro Thaili and the zine Maya

An interview with Rahel


 
North America
North America
NEW!
California, USA
+ make/ shift magazine: "Contemporary Feminist Culture"
An interview with
Jessica Hoffmann and Daria Yudacufski
NEW!
Philadelphia, USA
+ The La-La Theory: "The Language of Love... For Zines!"
An interview with Katie Haegele
NEW!
New Jersey, USA


+ Danger! Hole: "Feminism Loves You..."
An interview with Liouxsie Doyle
NEW!
Edinburg, USA


+ Hermana, Resist: "Healing Communities by Writing"
An interview with Noemi Martinez
NEW!
Atlanta/GA,
USA

+ Stick Figure Distribution & Mailorder
An interview with Gavin
NEW!
Brooklyn, USA
+ Abbycomix: Rock&roll soap-opera-stylin' mini-comics about life
An Interview with
Abby Denson
     

N
EW!
Winnipeg, Canada

+ trans.zine!
An Interview with
Steph & Penner
NEW!
Oakland, CA
USA
+ Cienfuegos: Teaching Personal Politics
An interview with Sara Falls

N
EW!
Washington,
USA


+Oblivous Nation Zine

An interview with Cheyanne Payne
(aka) Miss Oblivious

N
EW!
California,
USA


+GRRRL Zines A-GO-GO

An interview with Kim


Flordia,
USA

+ Yard Wide Yarns: Motherhood, punk, politics and so much more
An interview with Jessica Mills

Riverside, California

+ Digress Magazine and Queer Zinesters Have Lives Too
An interview with Annie Knight

Vancouver, Canada


+ The zine Femme Vitale: Reclaiming Femmeninity
An interview with Tara Robertson
Vancouver, Canada

+ We refuse to be pacified! The zine Baby Bloc for Activists in a Family Way
An interview with Laurel Dykstra

Baltimore City, USA

+ The Future Generation: a zine for subculture parents, kids, friends, and others
An interview with China Martens
Portland (Maine), USA

+Hausfrau muthah-zine: Riding the roller coaster of passion that is parenting
An interview with Nicole Chaison

New York, USA

+ The East Village Inky
An interview with Ayun Halliday

New York, USA

+ Featuring queer-themed creativity: Queer Ramblings
An interview with Sandra R. Garcia

Toronto, Canada

+ The Fence: A new place of power for bisexual women
An interview with Cheryl Dobinson
Seattle, USA

+ The planting seeds community awareness project: Commited to ending oppression in this world
An interview with basil

New York, USA

+ Breaking the silence around rape and sexual violence: Take Back the News
An interview with Emily Brandt
Wisconsin, USA


+ Mothers rock! Sayz Ma Generation zine

An interview with Lee Snodgrass

Milwaukee, USA


+ Echo Zine Distro: Supplying the community with feminist zines and sparking inspiration to create your very own

An interview with Michelle

Portland, USA


+ Miranda: "Motherhood and other adventures"

An interview with Kate Haas
Maine, USA

+ 'A Radical Response to Parenting:' Mother Rebel
An interview with Kim Pratt


Seattle or somewhere in the USA

+ Connecting hip hop to queers to humor to beat writing to trans issues
An interview with the Urban Hermitt

Seattle, USA

+ Living in a place of contradictions: Creating a place to exist
An interview with Caleb, editor of Soldier
Champaign,
USA
+ We have had enough!
Women's Self-Defense: Stories and Strategies of Survival

An interview with Ariel Clemenzi
Long Beach,
USA

+ C like Consistency and F like Feminism! Yellow Three gets the word out
An interview with Jackie Joice

   

Beverly Hills,
USA



+ Zines, handmade crafts and more! Pisces Catalog rocks
An interview with Kerith


Keyport,
USA

+ Creating community amongst disabled grrrls! Driving Blind
An interview with Erin H.


Saint Albans,
USA

+ The Personal is Political:
Love Letter Zine

An interview with Thara Harris


Portland,
USA



+ I want an emotionalized revolution!
Rock Star With Words

An interview with Johanna


Toronto,
Canada


+ Good Girl! Communicating across difference and building community among Canadian Women
An interview with Nikko Snyder

Sultan,
US


+ The Edgy-catin' Mama:
A look at homeschooling without rose colored glasses

An interview with Nina Packebush


Whitehouse Station,
US

+ KITTY MAGIK:

The complete Marisa Magik Interview

By D. Mess



Chicago,
US
+ Magik on VENUS:
An interview with Amy Schroeder


By Marisa Handren




Sao Paolo,
Brazil
&
Chicago,
US

+ "Zine making is a way to exist."
An interview with two zine editors:
Isabella Gargiulo from BENDITA (Sao Paolo, Brazil) and Amy Schroeder from VENUS (Chicago, USA)

San Francisco,
US



+ "I love being able to get my ideas out there and have them read."
BITCH: Feminist Response to Pop Culture
An interview with Lisa Miya-Jervis



Cleveland,
US



+ For ladies and all their friends:
LADYFRIEND zine

An interview with Christa Donner

Minneapolis,
US




+ communication
communication
communication!
Pander Zine Distro writes history
An interview with Ericka Bailie


Eugene,
US


+ "Do it. Sit down. Make it. That's all."
PERSEPHONE IS PISSED!
An interview with Olivia

San Diego,
US / Austria


+ The Grrrl Zine Network
An interview with Elke
by Marisa from Kitty Magik



images by each zine editor