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an activist approach to domestic violence

This 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
pobox 12243
seattle, WA 98102, USA
(added 05/16/2003)

Are We There Yet?

"A 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:
(added 05/08/2003)

Ambivalence Zine
Quarterly Mini Zine
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,
Old Penshaw,
Houghton Le Spring,
Co. Durham,
United Kingdom
Anyone Overseas wanting a zine e-mail me and
I'm sure we can work out some sort of trade.
(added 04/08/2003)

Are We There Yet
"Are 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 out of Baltimore MD. By Lauren.
(added 02/25/2003)

Astrogrrl Zine

Miss 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 contribute."
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)
astrogrrrl 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."
Contact details.
Some zines are availible by trading other zines, or mix tapes. A nice letter is always good an almost expected.
Miss Helen
P.O.Box 730
Sutherland NSW 1499, Australia

(added 02/16/2003)

Action Girl Online
Here's 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."


“The theme of #9 is drastic change.”
New York, USA

Alkaline Sheba
A fanzine that covers riot grrrl, reviews, rants, punk, feminism,... Contact them (London, UK):

I 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: ($2.00)
Monica (Madison, USA)

I'm 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 Pander Zine Distro or write her:
p.o box 892
Hartville, Ohio 44632


Antisocial Scarlet
"i 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 at:

Activity Girl Zine
"We 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!"

All My Heroes Are Virgins

Beth T., Lancs, England

Alabama Grrrl

"life 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
Lawrence, Kansas

The All Girl Summer Fun Bike Trip!!

“It was an idea that had been in the back of our heads forever a bike trip!"
Corinna Lee Manion
p.o box 2403
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

"This 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 efforts.”
p.o box 13077
Gainesville, Florida 32604 – 1077
$1 plus postage paid= Issue#5, $1-2 stamps= Issue #6, $1ppd= Issue#8

The 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

Above Suspicion
"Punk, Odd, Not-ur-average-bear zine done 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

Aire de Jeux

“I 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
Ringwood North
Vic 3134
Australia (link dysfunctional, 01/30/03)
(added 09/18/2002)

All This Is Mine

:“I 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
(added 09/18/2002)

Alternative Menstruation

“I’ve 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 in menstruation.
(added 09/18/2002)

Anywhere But Here

“This 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
(added 09/18/2002)


“A 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.
Artsy Magazine
p.o box 413
Amherst, MA 01004

(added 09/18/2002)

AMP Minizine

"An 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."

dead link May 2002
Although this zine by Sarah is dead, it has lots of great links!


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