your cultural conscience
Guerrilla Girls are a group of women artists, writers, performers,
film makers and arts professionals who fight discrimination. Dubbing
ourselves the conscience of culture, we declare ourselves feminist
counterparts to the mostly male tradition of anonymous do-gooders
like Robin Hood, Batman, and the Lone Ranger. We wear gorilla masks
to focus on the issues rather than our personalities. We use humor
to convey information, provoke discussion, and show that feminists
can be funny. In sixteen years we have produced over 70 posters, printed
projects, and actions that expose sexism and racism in the art world
and the culture at large. Our work has been passed around the world
by kindred spirits who consider themselves Guerrilla Girls too. The
mystery surrounding our identities has attracted attention and support.
We could be anyone; we are everywhere." If you don't knwo them
already, check thei great site and newest book out! http://www.guerrillagirls.org/
a touring exhibition of Australian self-publishing, specifically,
zines, ezines and comics. There are over 100 publications exhibited,
though this may vary from state to state depending on the Literature
Classification guidelines and laws of each state.
The Cutnpaste website is made up of:
1. ABOUT CUTNPASTE: what cutnpaste is all about, the design perspectives
of the people who worked on it, censorship of publications, credits,
sponsors and friends.
2. TOUR: dates, venues + the virtual tour that evolves as the tour
3. EXHIBITION: - profiles of all exhibited publications
- highlights from the National Young Writers Festival
- a search engine that lets you search the content of exhibited
- 'zine etiquette' information, like how and where to get zines
4. FEEDBACK: send your comments, questions or contributions here
and read other people's in the Mailbag.
5. RESOURCES: online self-publishing resources and information from
zine directories to copyright to zines in libraries. These will
be regularly updated, feel free to send in contributions.
6. SITE MAP: the whole cutnpaste site at a glance"
Francisco Women Artists
||"San Francisco Women Artists, is a
membership cooperative dedicated to encouraging and promoting Bay
Area women artists. Our roots go back to the 1880s as the "Sketch
Club" of the 1880's, an independent group of women artists who
met to share and critique each other's work. SFWA was founded in 1925
as a nonprofit organization." (have linls to other women's and
art sites) http://www.webhippie.com/sfwa/
||Check these feminist postcards and notecards by Stella Marrs!
(Olympia, online catalog)
||"Sticker Sisters™ is...a project dedicated to the creation and spread
of products with positive messages for girls." Have a look at
the online catalog with posters, buttons, shoe-laces...
angry girl designs -
taking over the world, one shirt at a time
||Great feminist T-shirt design by one angry girl!
||“Anonymous Girls is a young
women's arts and activism group from the Boston area, stemming out
of the Variotee craze of the late late 90s. (...) We hope to create
an ongoing space for women to display their talents in a culture that
does not believe that women's art/music/writing is important. Through
doing this we want to strengthen our feminist art and activist community,
and to inspire more women to go out there and take care of business!”
World’s Women On-line -
Electronic Art Networking
|A resource on international women artists: "The World's Women On-Line!
is an electronic art networking project originally established to
be presented at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women
in Beijing, China in 1995. Utilizing the Internet as a global exhibition
format, this site focuses attention on the challenge of bringing the
vast resource of women's experience and culture into the rapidly developing
field of information technology. The World's Women On-Line! demonstrates
the professionalism and achievement of women artists internationally;
bridges language barriers through art imagery; and promotes the interdisciplinary
collaboration between technologists and artists."
||"100% D.I.Y shirts, stickers, patches, magnets, bondage, music, zines,
and vintage all dirt cheap.”
||DIY by Jules: "Not only can you find great craft and diy (do it yourself)
ideas but you can purchase products too!! (...) New products include
diy t-shirts, new soaps, and the "terra pot" (also available
in the soap suds section). The laundro diy store is open!! A store
I have cre8ted and managed to carry not only my diy but also the work
of many other vendors--vendor space is available so apply today!"
||DIY fashion - 100% homemade by Rebecca!
||Buttons like "Have you hugged your zinester today?"!
||"Slinkster Patchwork is an independent little patchwork clothing business
which has been operating in full swing since February 1999. My mission
is to give you quality clothing, handcrafted with love and care, made
to last and designed to perfection. Custom work is available, as well
as premade and even wholesale clothing in small quantities."
(Kat does shirts, skirts, dresses, pants,...)
||DIVA creations and the DIVA Creations zine.
Girls & A Garage
Krista and Alicia are selling great grrrl T-shirts, e.g."be the women
you are and not the doll you are sold" and cool patches, buttons
and stickers! "we want people to realize how great
it can be to support do-it-yourself businesses. we hope to grow
by adding new designs as often as time and $$ allow. our priorities
are to keep prices low, and to keep this accessible to everyone."
of Hag Rag Cloth Pads™ and TATTOOS by Tanya "Pinky" Goldberg":
Hag Rag catalog is a witch, womyn, menstrual, art and creative resource.
It is a place to dream, vent, rage and explore both new and very old
ideas. It is a place to find one-of-a-kind handmade items in a prefabricated
cookie cutter cluttered world. The
Hag Rag Catalog is a forum for crafty creations & information.
This inludes: re-usable cloth menstrual pads, witchy jewelry, spells,
recipies, poetry, writing, artwork, my tattoo artwork, t-shirts, pantiez,
& an everchanging array of contact info & creations from other
hags." (Tanja Goldberg, NY)
Jacksonville Area Sexual Minority Youth Network, Inc. is a non-profit
organization dedicated to building a safe space for lesbian, gay,
bisexual, trangender, questioning youth under the age of 24 that
will nurture their health and well-being and enhance pride and self-esteem.
JASMYN is open to ALL youth regardless of their sexual orientation."
Part of the Jasmyn project is selling buttons,
you can also get a print catalog. (FL)
Not Good Not Bad Clothing
|"MyOwnBrain productions began about 7 years
ago in western MA with one restless, genius, angst ridden grrrrl.
In the Beginning it was just Day Xanadu zine,some custom made clothing,
DIY and Riot Grrrl, but we have grown and expanded today to include
many other projects, wether it be promoting some gifted artist at
their craft, collaborating with old skoolers from way back in the
scene, or spreading the word about MOB own upcoming projects......"
Have a catalog with last years design!
began the Anarchist Clothing Collective because she envisioned a strong
independent alternative to the clothing industry. A clothing industry
where there are no sweatshops, no fashion rules, no waste, no competition.
She met Rachel through an article she wrote in a fanzine called Heartattack.
Rachel had been having the same issues with the clothing industry
and wanted to create an alternative as well. So, Rachel and Carissa
started working on an autonomous workplace that makes freedom possible
for more people by setting up a network where we can all work and
survive using our most useful and treasured skill, our creativity."
Panties, bags, accesoires, shirts, http://www.bradkayal.com/anarchistclothing/
rock's film list
is a list of grrrl (independent) films like "All over me"
(with content descroption). So whenever you rent a movie, check this
page before! http://gurlpages.com/hot-rock/film.html
Story - Women Building/New Narratives for the 21st Century"
women's exhibition taking place in Porto, Portugal. I did a part on
grrrl zines. http://firststory.net
magazine by the artist Regina Moeller (from Germany).
is an international networking structure and a transversal platform
connecting feminist theory and practice. womenspacework offers a virtual
architecture to research projects and connects activities for/by women/lesbians
within the web."
Girl has a wide variety of sayings that we print on Girls Baby T's,
Girls Spaghetti Strap Tanks, and Men's T-shirt. Here's a list of 10
of our most popular saying, if you would like a list of all of our
sayings, please e-mail us your snail mail address and we will be more
than happy to send you our color catalog as well as our list of over
300 sayings! (You can bet there gonna be angry!)"
Contact them at:
18434 Oxnard St.
Tarzana, CA 91356
self-made girl-positive badges!
2002 in France
"Ladyfest 2002 is a non-profit event organised by women; it aims
to showcase the talents of female artists, activists and performers.
The event will take place during the summer in France. It is organised
by a group of women and girls from all over Europe via an e-group.
Most of the committee members are from the 'Riotgrrrl Europe' network."
one-stop web resource on women + electronic music", have a great
links section and much much more...Thanks Christiane for this link!
Girls Do Spit
A site dedicated to girlbands and female vocalists
is a site dedicated to women in music and related fields.(...) I planned
on doing this homepage, because I am always busy with music, either
making music or listening to music, preferably girlbands." Provides
many links to grrrl bands. (Janneke from Netherlands)
TOOK PLACE AUGUST 2000 and on this archive site you find links to
other ladyfests going on:
LADYFEST SCOTLAND (Glasgow) AUGUST 12-14, 2001
LADYFEST MIDWEST (Chicago) AUGUST 16-19, 2001
LADYFEST EAST (Boston/NYC)
Midwest is coming at you with your national faves and Midwestern flaves.
Hundreds of opportunities to expand your mind, pick up a skill, idolize
your favorite rockstar, filmaker, or artist, and meet others who want
to see a world that you see. "
tracy + the plastics, the need, team dresch to sleater kinney, heavens
to betsy, the third sex...Chainsaw records has the grrrl music you
want to listen! http://www.chainsaw.com/home.html
the teenage underground into passionate revolte against the corporate
ogre sinde 1982". K Records has LP's, CD's, 7"'s, comps,
t-shirts, bags, K wallets & more, new releases (e.g. Chicks on
Speed), videos, zines, cassettes & re-issues...just have alook
at the online catalog and you will be blown away! http://www.kpunk.com/
Rock Stars is an independent record label founded in 1991 by Slim
Moon and based in Olympia, WA. Originally intended to release spoken
word seven inches under the "wordcore" moniker, it quickly
expanded to become a punk rock rock and roll label thru the release
of a compilation, some rock seven inches, and albums and EPs. The
first bands "on" Kill Rock Stars included Unwound, Witchypoo,
Bikini Kill, and Huggy Bear. Unlike all major labels and many indie
labels, profit is not our primary motivation. Kill Rock Stars is dedicated
to releasing high quality meaningful recordings in a manner that is
fair and respectful to the artists. The system that makes rock stars
wants us to believe that we have no choices except the handful they
give us but they don't even bother to give us good choices, just lame
ones. KRS just wants to give you some good stuff to listen to that
actually means something to counteract the empty and boring stuff
you see on TRL or whatever."
Lady is owned and operated by Kaia Wilson and Tammy Rae Carland. We
started Mr. Lady for a number of reasons, partly because we felt like
there weren't enough women &/or dyke run record labels and there
are even fewer affordable and accessible means of distributing work
by independent video artists and film makers." House amazing
bands like The Butchies, Le Tigre, Sarah Dougher,... their catalog
covers not only music but also videos and T-shirts&stuff, check
it out! http://www.mrlady.com/
||The Villa Villakula label started in
1994 in nyc. this is a personal site and the story how the label came
(Nomy Lamm and the Need)
Transfused, a new full length rock opera in the tradition of "Jesus
Christ Superstar" and The Who's "Tommy," will debut
this summer at the historic Capitol Theater in Olympia, Washington.
The Transfused will appeal to punks, activists, queers, and music
and theater lovers of all kinds, using the full theatrical experience
to entertain and enthrall while simultaneously experimenting with
concepts of gender, (dis)ability, disease, addiction, community, social
change, compassion and humanity. The product of over a year's work,
this project brings together the diverse talents of musicians, performers,
designers and countless others from Olympia and beyond. Grassroots
in the truest sense, The Transfused is a triumph of the DIY (do-it-yourself)
spirit, showing what people can accomplish with the right inspiration,
motivation, and community resources.(...) The original score of The
Transfused features the collaborative force of vocalist/lyricist Nomy
Lamm with Radio Sloan and Rachel Carns, a songwriting team best known
as The Need.(...)"
- A Heavens to Betsy Page
features a Discography, Non-LP Lyrics, LP Lyrics, Bass Tabs, Live
Photos and Links (1997-1999).
stite by the band members which covers Interview with Bratmobile,
records photos, and you can even listen to their records! http://www.killrockstars.com/bands/bratmobile/preindex.html
website that features at least one female or female fronted band,
or female musician, can join. All underground music styles are okay.
Also websites of zines, distros, record labels and projects that focus
on female music are welcome. The site's language is not important
as long as it's about female underground music." http://grlbndzring.sphosting.com
is a site for girls in bands and their supporters, providing a valuable
resource for the exchange of information and plain old networking.
reviews of stores and venues, calendar listings of chick bands playing
in NYC/Boston/DC, a photo gallery, and a monthly zine, Rockerchick
aims to serve women left cold by acoustic-folk "women's music."
by Dahlia Schweitzer in response to what she felt was a lack of community
both in the NYC area and beyond, she hopes to help female musicians
utilize each other for support and mutual promotion."
Concessions Rds (NC Rds) is a London(UK)-based punk, HC, indie pop
and underground pop record label, with an emphasis on female, queer
and foreign bands. We have released (or are about to release) records,
tapes, CDs, compilations
with Goofball, Blue Minkies, Bratmobile, Pussy Face,
Ladyfest Scotland 2001 daytime bands (Lianne Hall, Cria Cuervos, Flamingo
50...) and many more to come...
great girl-group-label for cool chicks! est.1991
... is a record label for girl-groups with attitude. THUNDERBABY recs.
especially releases 7''-singles in limited editions, colored vinyl,
with exceptional covers and postersleeves and pretty little gimmicks
like stickers, kinky stuff or even 'little bags with green slime'!?
In this strange times of technologie and CD you need a good deal of
idealism and conviction for such a kind of record label. But as an
ambitioned vinyl-collector and 7''-singles-fetishist, the label-Girl
knows about the unbelievable lust and the interests of those, who
love the little black (colored) disc. (so what would be greater than
a dreamy crackin' of an old punk-rock-single or, to stay with the
girls, of an Jean & the statesiders 7''?)
Especially 'underground-bands' like the conception of releasing extra-ordinary
vinyl and consequently create collector pieces. A little nostalgic
thought may creep in but still livin' it up than feeling cramped...
Anouschka started with THUNDERBABY RECORDS in 1991, because she's
a collector of girl-group records from the 50's-60's-area till todays
So it was a clear-cut to release only girl-groups. Besides that 7''-inch-Vinyl
is her favourite disc, so THUNDERBABY recs. became a Girl-Group-7-inch-singles-label
Now there is also an exciting divison of Thunderbaby, called THUNDERWOMAN
especially for CD & Longplay- Releases!
So watch out!
THUNDERBABY recs. is not specialized in a type of music, but the spirit
is punkrock, sixties and surf, screamin' guitars & noise, which
is decisive to select the bands. It's the merciless and uncompromising
thought, that justifies the extravagant styling of this loved vinyl
IN THIS SENSE KEEP THE 45 ALIVE !!!"
Skirt Records is a small DIY label. It doesn't matter what kind
of music you or your band plays, if you've got compassion then this
label is interested
in you. From
punk to folk, emo to ska, PSR is interested in diversity. While
we may release an abundance of one genre of music, this does not
mean that is the only type of music we release. So, send us your
demo!" Run by Kat, Washington DC.