activist approach to domestic violence
zine by billie rain and basil "chronicles the process of organizing
the 'no use for abuse' weekend of events in resistance to domestic
abuse. includes concrete strategies and interviews with members
of the coalition for human dignity, a grassroots organization that
worked to end domestic abuse." Billie
and basil are also also running the planting
seeds community awareness project. You
can order the zines at:
planting seeds community awareness project
seattle, WA 98102, USA
We There Yet?
zine for the never ending road of parenting. I am a 27 year old
stay at home mama to 2 spirited children. Are we there yet is the
theme of my life." Most of the material is written by Lauren
and is about the real story of parenting. $1.75, halfsize. Write
Lauren at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Covers a range of issues including: sexuality, movies, fame, media,
gender, identity and depression. With opposing views and opinions
for open minded individuals.
For an issue send an A5 envelope + 52p to:
Helen, 3 Westcott Tce,
Houghton Le Spring,
Anyone Overseas wanting a zine e-mail me and
I'm sure we can work out some sort of trade.
We There Yet
We There Yet is a mama zine about the reality of parenting...the
good and the bad, the real deal. In the first issue: Mommy's Manic
Monday, a detailed day in the life of a mom. A piece on taking a daughter
to the DC peace rallies. Sick days, how much I could use them. Reviews
and much more. $2." Contact Lauren at email@example.com
out of Baltimore MD. By Lauren.
Helen has been zining for around 6 years now, and her zines seem
to be getting smaller and more personal. She does a whole collection,
best known for astrogrrl zine. Zines she has done:
bomb and chicken detective agency 02: "this was a
zine i made with my best friend clinton about our lives in the outer
burbs. i don't know if there will be another issue. it is 1/6th
A4 and cute."
secret agent chicken 99: "current: this is
the working title for the zines i've been making in the past few
years. personal writing etc in a very small package. i'm actually
planning on a super bumper isue that will be around the size of
a normal zine. contact me for details or if you have anything to
hospital for broken hearts 99- current: "its
every bit as dramatic as its namesake. anxiety, love, death, breaking
points. cathartic tragic and voyeristic. intensely personal and
availible only to my closest pals.
spycore 3 97-98: "only one issue ever came
out of this monstrosity. it is a collection of writings by myself,
clinton, lou, john weeks and alex. we were some of the zine elite,
back in the day. its a cute little read. loosely themed around spying
and growing up.(out of print)
zine 96-00: "i did this zine from 1996-2000. just
before my brother died until i quit university. it was an angsty
autralian grrrl zine. it had interveiws with non riot grrrl bands
and contributed stories by some rad people. the zines were small
and relatively well known. i will still meet someone occasionally
who had read the zines back in the day :)
its over now, and thankfully, out of print."
Some zines are availible by trading other zines, or mix tapes. A
nice letter is always good an almost expected.
Sutherland NSW 1499, Australia
all you ever wanted to know about Action Girl Comics, heart
of all my Action Girl Projects. Here at Action Girl Central, you'll
find all sorts of Action Girl-related stuff -- info, links, fun stuff
to do...and the predecessor to Action Girl, the Action
Girl Newsletter is online here as well along with other
zine information. Cooking, toys, links, how-to-info, how to get the
comics and what's in them -- you'll find all that and more here."
theme of #9 is drastic change.”
New York, USA
fanzine that covers riot grrrl, reviews, rants, punk, feminism,...
Contact them (London, UK):
have #13 in front of me and Monica is talking about her challenging
transition to medical school. She gives you a very real insight into
the lonliness of studying and in the sleepiness of a graduate student....
order her zine and find out about dissections and staying awake!
Order her zine through Pander
Zine Distro or email her:
Monica (Madison, USA)
so tired… getting so tired of running along these line segments."
($1.00) Adorn is a very personal zine in a rough cut-and-paste DIY
style. Suzanne talks about her friends, love and does very cool collages.
Order her zine through
Zine Distro or write her:
p.o box 892
Hartville, Ohio 44632
am a feminist. to me, feminism seems relevant in every way - whatever
certain people claim, women do not have equality to men. its not the
legal side of things that concerns me most, its the attitudes towards
women that both men *and* women hold."
Antisocial Scarlet - personal/feminist zine with loads of grrrl rants,
sex, poetry and more. (London)
"my zine is called antisocial scarlet. i decided to do it because
hopefully some people will be interested in what i have to say. its
basically an ickle A5 photocopied trip into my head and therefore
contains much sex-obsession, feminism and other bits & bobs. so
far i've done 5 issues, which has kept me busy & out of trouble
(kind of). :) if you want a copy (anyone? please?!) then email me
all got together through meeting on the 'net, on The Void (channel
4 teletext music board) and through Riot Grrrl Lincs, which sadly
folded due to mysterious circumstances..but hey we came back! Bigger,
brighter and better than before! Activity Grrrl Zine is in its very
early stages yet, but eventually it's gonna be a proper paper as well
as an online zine, filled with a mish mash of punk/ska/ukhc/indie/
alternative etc/riot grrrl/feminism/columns/ reviews/shows/a tape
trading list and general all round cool stuff :) We're from all over,
Lincoln, Nottingham, and Sheffield to name a few places, which gives
us even more chance of creating this mega network of people sharing
music, meeting each other, starting bands and going to shows. 100%
DIY is where it's at!"
My Heroes Are Virgins
T., Lancs, England
continues on, many days it's the same-old same-old, and yet other
days it whirls out with surprises at each intersection."
p.o box 297
All Girl Summer Fun Bike Trip!!
was an idea that had been in the back of our heads forever a bike
Corinna Lee Manion
p.o box 2403
Bloomington, Indiana 47401
is a small collection of small haiku’s about aspects of my friendship
with Ms. Amber Myers.”
25 cents and 1 stamp
You can’t compliment a friend on their band. They know you
will come see them play regardless of what you think of their musical
p.o box 13077
Gainesville, Florida 32604 – 1077
$1 plus postage paid= Issue#5, $1-2 stamps= Issue #6, $1ppd= Issue#8
Assassin and the Whiner
Imagine your body is alive. It’s walking, talking, even smiling,
but you, your soul, your spirit is dead. You are no longer a part
of this world although your body is. That is me.”
p.o box 481051
Los Angeles, California 90048 – 9651
Odd, Not-ur-average-bear zine done by..me..ashley. Yeah, okay well.
Short rants, some weird articles and neat diy backrounds. i rip out
my heart and smear
it on the pages of every issue ;] to get any of my issues send 2 stamps,
1$, trades, blah blah, yadda yadda to:
*Sporky*, Stanley, KS, USA
am also a girl who is captivated by the French language, while being
unable to speak it. I cherish my little dictionary and I use it
when I am sick of expressing myself in English.” Grab a blanket;
take refuge at your local park while looking for a swing to sit
on. This will allow for a more realistic feel while you read this
zine based on playgrounds and “meandering narratives.”
p.o box 2277
(link dysfunctional, 01/30/03)
This Is Mine
don’t understand those people who let work consume their entire
lives with only very brief respites. Maybe I should commend them
as martyrs for sacrificing themselves for sacrificing themselves
for Work-something I should never do. But for me such a sacrifice
is not worth it.” Issue
#6 covers Sugene’s life. She covers themes such as walking,
which is her method of transportation and why she considers jury
duty as being “fun”. In terms of returning to graduate
school to satisfy others she states, “ Despite opportunity,
I’m waiting for a compelling reason.”
Sugene, Oakland, CA, USA
realized over the past few weeks that all of the resources I’ve
come across concerning radical menstruation (including the ones
I have written) seem to neglect two really important facts: 1. Not
all women menstruate and 2. Not just women menstruate.” The
Southern Ontario Bathroom Action (S.O.B.A) crew put out this resource
sheet in March of 2002. Alternative Menstruation informs those of
us who do menstruate on feminine hygiene health safe methods. It
provides various resources that emphasize the importance of our
health. It also gives way to a rarely mentioned topic, trans-inclusion
month, I spent some “ family time.” My family really
doesn’t understand my paradigm, o.k. The older I get, the
less things I can tell them. Spending too much family time leaves
me like a pot boiling over or something. I just can’t take
it. Better to have small doses, and keep things in perspective.”
Issue #3 covers Caitlin’s life in terms of sex and enjoyment
intertwined with the gain and loss of friendships. Adding to her
non-monogamous ventures in life is the lack of connection she has
with her family.
603 W. 13th St. #1A
Austin, Texas 78701-1795
women’s magazine cannot deny its feminist responsibility.
We chose the name “artsy” as a way of turning a negative
into a positive. The use of this tongue-in-cheek word stems from
the misconception that women’s art is “artsy and crafty.”
Finally a magazine that truly represents women artist, because we
are not an extinct group that unexplainably recently surfaced.
p.o box 413
Amherst, MA 01004
elegant pink pamplet dedicated to the finer things in life. For chicks
and dicks and... just about anybody, really. For a 4-issue subscription
to AMP Minizine, please send £2 (post paid in UK) to AMP, PO
Box 30639, London, E1 6GA, UK. AMP has also insisted on infecting
clubland with its dubious visions. 'Girls Need Modems' club nights
were held at the ICA, the Scala and the 291. There were bellydancers,
clothes swop shops, and ooh, ten kinds of fun. Will there be more?
Who knows? Oh, we do. But we're not telling."
LINKS -- DEAD LINKS
dead link May 2002
this zine by Sarah is dead, it has lots of great links!