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The First 7-Inch Was Better: How I Became an Ex-Punk
(CA/US)
"Nia (Angry Black-White Girl and Borderlands) comes forward to declare her status as an ex-punk. She criticizes anarcho-punk and many activist scenes for its ignorance and the lack of inclusion of folks of color, women and queers. Nia refuses to leave a part of herself at the door in order to
adjust to the whiteness and maleness of a musical scene that she once truly enjoyed. The zine also includes a pull-out portion in which you can take along to your next show in order to challenge yourself, your friends and other bystanders."
- quoted from StrangerDangerDistro.com.
Nia King
PO Box 9009
Oakland, CA 94613
USA
oxette (at) riseup (dot) net
(added 02/11/2008)

Fuck Shit Up
(CA/US)
A personal zine from the author of "The Mirror Has Two Faces: A Journal Exploring Mixed Race Identity", Jeanette Aguilar.
Santa Cruz, CA
USA
(added 20/3/2008)

Fat Girl – the zine for fat dykes and women who want them
(US)
Lots of resources and links on the issue of being fat and enjoying being fat in this San Francisco based zine!
http://maxairborne.etsy.com

maxairborne [AT] gmail.com
Max Airborne
8727 Thermal St.
Oakland, CA 94605
USA

(updated 5/3/2008)

Fallopian Falafel Zine
(Israel)
"Fallopian Falafel – Eshet Chayil is a non-profit, Jerusalem-based feminist zine established in May, 2007. It deals with feminism in Israel, in all its forms (third-wave, riot grrrl, religious movements, etc.), and it aims to spread awareness about the ongoing need for feminism to the Israeli public." Quoted from Fallopian Falafel Zine's myspace website.
Hadass Ben-Ari
http://www.fallopianfalafel.com/
http://www.myspace.com/fallopianfalafel
editor [AT] fallopianfalafel.com
Jerusalem, Israel
(added 16/1/2008)


Fancy
(MA/US)
A personal zine by Keight Bergmann, from Boston MA.
no.11 published in 1999
(added 25/7/2007)

Fringe
(WI/US)
"This photographic art zine by an African-American woman showcases independent fashion and design." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Madison, WI
USA
(
added 25/7/2007)

Future Fantasteek
(UK)
"British professor Jackie Batey’s art zine is conceived as a series of advertisements for fictional, useless products created by a “research facility.” It features many hand drawn robots." Quoted from Columbia Univ. Libraries online Catalog.
Jackie Batey
East Sussex, UK
Damp Flat Books
2006
(added 25/7/2007)

Femme Flicke
(MA/US)
"Femme Flicke was a zine created by Tina Spangler and published in Cambridge, MA. The first issue was published in the summer of 1993 and, as the title suggests, focused on women and film, with a special emphasis on independent, DIY filmmakers." Quoted from ZineWiki.
7 issues.
(added 6/6/2007)

Feels like Friday
(Austrialia)
"Feels Like Friday is a perzine written by Ivana Stab. Originally a native of the former Yugoslavia, Ivana relocated to Sydney, Australia, due to the war. She has been publishing her zine while attending high school in Sydney since 2005. In 2006 she graduated and continues to publish Feels Like Friday." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Feeble
(BC/Canada)
"Feeble is a Riot Grrrl punk zine from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Published in the 1990's, two issues of this photocopied cut and paste zine were released. Issue one features interviews with the bands Engine Kid, The Maryjanes, and Fifth Column, while contributor Princess goes shopping for a bra. In issue two, there are more articles about breasts, as well as bad reputations and crushes, and a critique of the band Strain. Also covered were topics such as representations of women in the media, strip clubs and personal safety. Both issues include record and film reviews and lots of opinions." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Fanzine Fanatique
(UK)
"Fanzine Fanatique is quarterly review zine from the UK published by Keith and Rosemary Walker. Each issue is simple and basic, with four pages of zine reviews that are insightful, polite, and truthful. The authors show an impossible-to-hide, ongoing love for indie publishing in all its forms." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Faces of the Goddess
(CA/US)
"Faces of the Goddess is a long running zine by Sharon Niman from Crows Landing, California. It's a gently uplifting zine that mixes mysticism with mythology. Sample issue #22 from Spring '98 has articles on magical beasts and their meaning: Centaurs, Dragons, Pegasus, Unicorns, etc.; holy sites: Mt. Shasta, Mt. Arunachala, and Isle of Avalon; and holy beings: Hsi Wang Mu, goddess in the Chinese pantheon, Keltic Fairies, and Children of the Fey. Also it includes some notable pen and ink illustrations." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Fizz
(US)
"Fizz was a large bi-monthly fanzine that began as "Fiz" in 1992. Originally founded by Cathy Rundell and Wendy McConnell in Los Angeles, Fiz published 13 issues before the two friends parted and Rundell moved to Seattle, WA in 1994. She then added an extra "z" to the title, became it's sole publisher, and picked up a lot of contributors in her new hometown. Fizz went on to publish 10 more issues from 1994-1998. Both Fiz and Fizz were printed on newsprint with a glossy color cover and some spot color inside. Each issue featured lots of rock and punk band interviews, art, columns and features, often with a humorous angle. One of the highlight's each issue was Rundell's pre-teen daughter Vivien interviewing various musicians, including Billy Idol, the Ramones, Mudhoney and Lemmy from Motorhead (where she asked him if he liked toy trolls)." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Finger on the Trigger
(FL/US)
"Finger on the Trigger was a zine made by Adee from Florida. It dealt with issues of race, gender, politics, and having fun. With basic cut n paste layout but amazing writing and good stories, the zine only had a few issues." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Firefly
(UK)
"Firefly was a UK zine written between 2000-2002 by Vicki Butler. The author was aged 15 when she started the zine, and the first issue was named 'Illumina Stars' before changing its name to 'Firefly' for the remaining 3 issues. It was written amidst the UK Riot Grrrl resurgence in the the early 'noughties and the zine's content reflected this. It had a predominant focus on the lack of female bands and musicians in the music industry. It also ranted against sexism in local scenes. It featured interviews with Janet Weiss (Sleater Kinney and Quasi), Electrelane, The Cherry Bombers amongst others. It was loosely affiliated to Riot Grrrl London, and Vicki was a member of the Riot Grrrl band Witches of Oz." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Fun in a Bucket
(US)
"Fun in a Bucket was Webly Bowles and Alex Wrekk’s first zine. It was mainly silly writings with busy layout that was cut off by bad photocopy jobs. It was meant to be fun…in a bucket, or a couple of stapled and photocopied pages.Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

File 13
(W.VA/US)
"File 13 is a now defunct perzine written by Alexis Stewart. File 13 was an account of Stewart's teenage life, much in the style of a blog before blogging became popular. Although the overall tone of the zine was light-hearted and humorous, it often dealt with dark issues such as poverty, domestic abuse, foster care, social anxiety disorder, and death. File 13 had a quarter-size computerized layout. The cover used old family photographs and 1920s era clipart. The inside was text-only and included an introduction, a mini-biography of Stewart, and a final "outro" that summed up the issue with a photograph and a song lyrics. It spanned seven issues from May 2002 to July 2003." Quoted from ZineWiki.
(added 6/6/2007)

Fast Connection
(UK)
This is a punk zine deeply commited to the D.I.Y. ethos. Contents of issue #3:
-Coping Saw
Curll
I'm Being Good
Lonely
Ebola
A.T.V.
Riot Girlism
Do Yr Own 7"
Splitting Punk Rock Hairs
Comic Strips
Columns
Reviews
wild Shit-
PO Box 54
Heaton, New Castle Upon Tyne
NE65YW
UK
(added 26/5/2007)

The Fuchsia Files
(MO/US)
"##1 & 2. Now for an utterly unbiased review. In her second issue, Lisa states that my publication Lazybones "inspired [her] to go on a juice fast, work on this zine, and look for a job." She also sent me seven bucks in the mail for back issues. Consequently, you will probably not believe that I genuinely read and enjoyed every word in her zine. I related to her stories of bicycle commuting in the Midwest, of irregular employment, of getting stoned too often. An endearing rudderlessness pervades. She goes to school in Canada for piano tuning, then never seeks a job doing as much back in the States. Haha. Reviewed by Marc. ["two or three dollars" / digest / 28 pp. / photocopied] Lisa Sagrati." Reviewed at http://www.zinethug.com/.
St. Louis, MO
63108
USA
Lsagrati [AT] netzero.net
(added 3/5/2007)

Farmers Daughter
(MI/US)
"A nice little eclectic zine on the very general topic of Farming; personal stories, recipes, tips, statistics, and places where you can pick you own. it's a little light on content, but delightful nonetheless." This review appears in Zine World #24.
Jack reviews for Zine World and Zine Reviews.
16 Pages, Chapbook
$1 US/Mex/Can, $2 elsewhere, Trades
Christine
PO Box 624
Northville MI 48167
(added 26/3/2007)

Functionally Ill
(CA/US)
This is "a mental health zine about being diagnosed bipolar. I talk about depression, mania, and the voices I hear. I go into detail about being evaluated and what the local county mental health clinic is like. It's a free zine, and it's 20 pages, digest sized, text heavy." You can order this zine from Laura-Marie by contacting her directly through email or through Sweet Pea Distro.
robotmad [AT] gmail.com
(added 16/3/2007)

Fighting For Breath
(UK)
"'Fighting for Breath is a fairly new zine producing new editions every few months. It's full of puzzles, interviews and reviews, with a few ducks thrown in here and there.'" Quoted and available to order from Paper and Thread Distro.
(added 23/2/2007)

From here to there and back again...
(CO/US)
"This zine started out about shannon's four months in amsterdam, but turned into being about her body and how she experiences it. she writes about wanting to talk about her body with her partners, internalized racism in her family and racism in the queer activism communities, her experiences at camp trans, the aftermath of really intense sexual harassment, messing with gender and so so much more. shannon's writing is powerful and incredibly relatable. i have a huge zinester crush on her and i can't wait to see what she comes up with next!" Quoted and available to order from Not Sorry Distro.
(added
23/2/2007)

Fat Chicks Rock the Mother Fucking Casbah
(WA/US)
"This little one-shot comic zine features fat girls swimming, dating and having fun while busting stereotypes of what it is to be fat. it's very cute, funny and true!" Zine by Ellen Exacto. Quoted and available to order from Not Sorry Distro.
(added
23/2/2007)

Floor Meeting
(US)

"In this zine, Martine deals with meeting new people, not having a roommate, pulling off a freshman negative fifteen, and other assorted ramblings about her first year at a state university." Quoted and available to order from Gigglebot Distro.
Zine by Martine.
Maryland
(added 15/2/2007)


The Future Generation: a zine for subculture parents, kids, friends, and others
(Baltimore/US)
"I discuss whatever is affecting and interesting me (this totally changes over time): from Home Birth in issue #1 'Physical'; to class-conscious children's liberation and alternatives to punishment in #5 'Violence'; from a history of kinship groups and family in #4 'Why motherhood sucks'; to Herbal remedies to kill Lice and a review of girl positive fiction in #8. [Issue] #14 - -'Work'- contains a bunch of my work stories in from various jobs and very little parenting stories. But the underlining emphasis is a single mama who used to be on welfare, striving to earn a living for the last 8 years and still being poor. That's an issue in my life and I am exploring it from different angles." Check out the interview Elke did with China.
China410 [AT] hotmail.com
The Future Generation - China Martens
PO Box 4803
Baltimore MD 21211
USA
(added 14/2/2007)

Femme Vitale
(Vancouver/Canada)
Femme Vitale is a fanzine created to provide a space for "femme positive stuff" that crosses "genders and sexual orientations (i.e. femme dykes, femme bisexuals, femme transwomen, femme kink, femme transboi, femme fag, etc)." "We had stuff we wanted to say and also create a place for other people to say express their ideas too." Check out the interview Elke did with Tara.
Tara Robertson

glittermary [AT] shaw.ca
http://www.livejournal.com/users/crafty_dame/11951.html#cutid1
(added 14/02/2007)

Fence Sitter
(US)
"An excellant source of information and support for bisexuals, this HUGE zine contains an FAQ about sexuality, a list of famous bisexuals, fiction/erotica, resources and support hotlines, personal articles by bisexuals, a brief history of bisexuality (the movement), and how-to's one making latex dams for safe sex. This zine is front-to-back awesome!" Compiled by Sabrina.
Quoted and available to order from Blank Page Distro.
(added 2/2/2007)

The Fog of Clarity
(CA/US)
"The final part of Alli's miniseries focuses on themes like home (air force bases in germany, fresno/clovis, CA, & new beford, MA), place, and memory. Also includes ruminations on chivalry, loneliness, and portland oregon, and 56 questions on emotional motivation. Blue fold-out cover. " Quoted and available to order from Gluestick Distro.
Allison Beltz
Mountain View, CA
USA
200
3
(added 1/02/2007)


Flashpoint #2: Gender Identity. "This is a fat, in-depth study into gender construction and identity. Shannon combines personal childhood memories with pieces from other writers about what gender means to them, along with comics, book reviews, and essays. It breaks apart social constructions and gender stereotypes, and provides a multitude of information on every related topic you could think of. There is too much information for me to properly summarize here without leaving too much out. If you have ever questioned the origins of gender stereotypes or your own gender identity, you will get a lot out of this zine." Quoted and available to order from Gluestick Distro.
(added 1/02/2007)


Frazzled Parents Activity Book "This is a spoof of all those little activity books with puzzles and mazes... but this one is for parents (as in "find 2 matching socks" to "what is this tired mama dreaming of?")." Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)

The F-Word: A Feminist Handbook For The Revolution "Debut issue of an unabashedly feminist revolutionary zine, put together by a young unabashedly feminist editor. And well worth checking out it is too. Beyond the refreshing enthusiasm, you'll find in-depth interviews with the likes of Margaret Cho, Gloria Steinem, Alix Olson, teen activist Shelby Knox (fighting abstinence only education in TX), Pamela Means, Maria Raha (author of the wonderful Cinderella's Big Score on women in punk] and much more. Lots of Cristy Road artwork is a plus too." Quoted and available to order from feed your head books. Zine by Melody Allegra Berger.
(added 31/01/2007)


Frugal Vegan's Harvest and Holiday Survival Guide "A gigantic cookbook from Montreal spilling over with exciting recipes for people without a lot of cash to thrown down. Recipes for food, non-food, and even gift ideas! Some articles have also been thrown in to help you through those winter months when you`re cold and broke! Get some tea, light up the fireplace, and start perusing the tasty treats in this informative zine!" Quoted and available to order from feed your head books.
(added 31/01/2007)


Free From Penury
(Malaysia)
"A split zine from Malaysia with some interviews with French and Spanish bands, as well as thoughts and ideas about feminism, what it means to be a woman, zine and music reviews, reflections on punk and hardcore, a personal diary, and more." Quoted and available to order from Ladymen Distro.
(added 30/01/2007)

Flashback
(MI/US)

"This is my actual first zine that I am um, shall we say....allowing the public to read. In my opinion, it isn't that special, but I have heard different from those who have read it. It includes short poems (short writes), a short story or two, journal entries, and letters to those I mantain relationships with." Zine by Chelsea. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
Ionia, MI,
USA
splatcobain [AT] hotmail.com
(added 13/09/2006)

 

Flesh from Ashes
(OH/US)
"Using the Power of Art to Subvert Political and Corporate Propaganda. The magazine focuses on art that works to foster social change. Includes book review, music reviews, interviews with activist artists, poetry and a CD with music, poetry readings, and spoken word. " Zine by Robin Coe. Quoted from www.zinesters.net.
Findlay, OH,
USA
anakatora [AT] fleshfromashes.net
(added 13/09/2006)

Family Values

"Family Values: A Parental Approach To The Republican National Convention. Vikki's intro to Family Values is so powerful and inspiring. She writes, "I have a daughter. That makes it all the more crucial for me to push aside the fear, to shake off the paralysis that freezes between my shoulder blades, to raise my voice in protest, to begin building a world that I will want her to inherit." Some other pieces written by mothers are "ER to RNC: my first year as an activist mama", "United for Peace and Justice March", "Protesting with Preschooler" and more. I also thought it was very enjoyable that there were photos included taken by young children. We can get a feel of their view of what they experienced at the protest they attended." Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)



Free, Blonde And 21
(TX/US)

"Free, Blonde And 21 is an informative fanzine dedicated to the B-movie actress Mary Beth Hughes. Steph writes some background info about Mary Beth, includes fun facts, quickie reviews about movies Mary Beth starred in, a complete filmography, Mary Beth quotes and more!! 'Maybe wishing isn't enough. Perhaps luck is the most important factor. It now seems to me that a freak of fortune was responsible for whatever I got.' - Coming to terms with her lack of fame." Quoted and available to order from Sweet Candy Distro.
(added 11/9/2006)



Fourteen Hours Ahead
(Canada)

"distro review:... cristie comes from Canada, and chronicles her year spent travelling and working in australia. Her experiences and the people she met sound amazing, and even in the diary-format of her zine she still manages to create a thought-provoking and awe-inspiring journey through her words." Quoted and available from Fatcheeks Distro.
(added 18/7/2006)


A Fine Idea at the Time
(US)

 

"A fine idea at the time is about a pregnancy scare. It contains a few days worth of worried writing rationalizing the whole thing & some sex-ed info. by britt of moxie distro." Quoted and available from http://dork.com/static-cling/zinesa.html.
(added 13/7/2006)

Faltered Hope
(Canada)
"faltered hope is a mini zine. its all text. 1/8th size, 8 pages. its loosely themed on hope, or lack there of. just a little rambling really. [50¢us or cdn or a a stamp]." Quoted and available from http://dork.com/dystatic/waw.html. Zine created by Dystatic, who also manages Static-Cling Distro.
dystatic [AT] gmail.com
(added 13/7/2006)


Fertile Ground
(US)

"A compilation zine about parenting written by mothers and mothers to be. Sleepless nights, giving birth, breastfeeding horrors, nursery decorating and more." Quoted and available to order from Moon Potatoes Distro.
(added 29/06/2006)

For Your Own Good: a zine about mothers, daughters and body image
"We had this zine some time ago but it quickly sold out & I wasn't sure if we would be able to restock but here it is! This is an important zine for any girl who grew up with a "caring" mother whose advice & "suggestions" tore you down even though they were doing it "for your own good". This is a collection of words on the subject of body image & how growing up with a critical mother can cause negative body image." Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
(added 28/06/2006)

Fickle Little Machine
(US?)
"Sometimes when I read a new zine it will remind me why I even bother. It will reinforce my thoughts that zines are important & very special. Fickle Little Machine is that reinforcement. It's romantic, honest & beautiful. It's a polaroid picture in written words. Lindsey is a recent college graduate living in a city she says is "close to her heart". She writes so openly about her memories of college in such a way that it makes even me, the girl who never thought twice about not attending college, wonder if maybe I missed out. When she says 'my world was contracting and expanding with every breath like a soap bubble, me cross-legged with my dirty feet in my lap', i want to be the girl sitting next to her in that world." Quoted and available to order from My My Distro.
(added 28/06/2006)

The Freeware Collection
(US)
"These posters were made 4 or 5 years ago for a feminist art collective I was in. The original plan was to wheatpaste them around town, but that never happened, therefore, I have a ton of these leftover. Most of these were taken from various zines in some way or another that were encouraging people to post the images up. I'm only selling them for postage. Feel free to buy one and copy them as you wish, or you can e-mail me and buy some in bulk (wholesale rates can be arranged)." Quoted and available to order from Maybonne!.
dangeresque [AT] DONOTSPAMgmail.com

(added 26/06/2006)

Fire Down Below!
(IN/US)
"Erin illustrates this cute little pamphlet on how tampons can be damaging to your health. like a sweet little intro to radical menstruation, without all the thesis like manifestos and herbal jargon, included are resources to alternatives and further reading and a pattern for making your own cloth pads." Quoted and available to order from HousewifeXcore Distro.
(added 26/06/2006)

Free Women of Spain

"A. O’carrol kersplebedeb. This is the text of a talk given by a member of the anarchist Workers Solidarity Movement in July 1995. This talk assumes a certain knowledge of the Spanish Revolution of 1936." Quoted and available to order from Emancypunx Distro.
(added 16/06/2006)


Floats Like Angel Wings
(US)
"Sarah's zine is filled with beautiful prose and honest writing. She writes about love, losing one's identity, being on medication, going to see a pszchiatrist, fear of losing her father, and living out your dreams." Quoted and available to order from http://www.drivingblind.org/dbdistro.htm.
(added 1/06/2007)

From Here to Lawrence
(US)
"Here is a story of Katrina's journey. She shows us how fascinating it can de to travel the U.S. All alone on a train, Katrina meets new people from different places. People like Eleanor, who is going to meet her daughter for the first time in almost 45 years. There are pictures of places painter through the words, and pieces of conversations bewteen strangers." Quoted and available to order from Def Crew Distro.
(added 2/06/2006)

First Rebellions
(US)
"'Our D.I.Y. Summer' 1 part Phoenix 1 part Boston. We tried to create a summer haven for d.i.y.'ers but ended up with maggotsoap, some pickle juice, and pot brownies that make you think you're pregnant. So here's the story..." Quoted and available to order from Desert City Death Distro.
(added 1/06/2006)

Faux Kiss
(AZ/US)
"It seems more and more really great zines are coming out of Phoenic. Faux Kiss is one of those. It's a comic about a really simple kinda twisted but sweet story of two people. My only disappointment in this zine is that it doesn't go on- it should be 700 pages. Really beautifully drawn. This is one of those zines that has made me really happy to be in Phoenix right now." Quoted and available from Desert City Death Distro.
(added 1/06/2006)

Fight like a Girl: Feminist Direct action
(UK)
"From the introduction: This is your self-defence manual; your London Underground map to womyn-positive self-defence in a danger-filled world of patriarchal pitfalls. The fourth wave of feminism is here, and after civil rights, consciousness-raising experiments, splintering affinity groups, scholarship and reams of literature; the age of direct action for gender trouble and equality and against global patriarchy and sexism is here." Quoted and available to order from CS Distro.
(added
25/05/2006) 
 
Femme: Women in Comics "This zine focuses on women in comics, with informative articles that read like college papers-not a bad thing - very polished. Compiled by Mandy and other contributers. An impressive collection of articles and writings dealing with women in comics. Inside you'll find an piece on the Golden Age of Wonders, interview swith Trina Robbins, Lillian Robinson, Sawnie Burgos O'Brien from wonderland-site.com, Julie Doucet, Emily Blair from Soap Opera, and Brian Maruca and Jim Rugg from Street Angel." Quoted and available to order from CS Distro.
femmezine [AT] hotmail.com
(added
25/05/2006) 
 
F-WORD(print version)
(NY/US)

"...features interviews with MARGARET CHO , GLORIA STEINEM, ALIX OLSON and PAMELA MEANS... and many many fierce words that subvert the dominant paradigm, etc." To order, contact Melody:
HowlingHarpies [AT] gmail.com.

http://www.thef-wordzine.com/

(added 16/05/2006)

Fresh Produce
(Australia)
"distro review: completely handwritten, adorned with gorgeous photographs of prague, frances' third zine is a beautiful blend of words and emotion. definitely a must-read." Quoted and available to order from Fatcheels Distro.
(added 02/05/2006) 
 
Four Star DayDream
(GA/US)
"distro review: [#7] another moving zine from fawne, this one talks about her experience when a shooting occured at her school. [#8] ...this one is moving too, but is about her marriage and young family." Zine by Fawne. Quoted and available to order from Fatcheeks Distro.
(added 02/05/2006) 

Freshly cut
(VA/US)
"#2 has stuff about moving home/making peace, the suddenness of death, love/distance, my imaginary dad, a few reviews, orignal art and more.Freshly cut, coalated and stapled, Tazewell's Favorite Eccentric is ready for trade or purchase. But I seriously prefer trades. It's quarter size, b&w, 22pages." Write to:: Sarah/TFE
PO Box 816,
North Tazewell, VA
24630
USA
piratesarah [AT] gmail dot com
(added 27/03/2006)

Full Tilt: dancing away from home
(US)
"Memories of my high school years living away from home at a residential high school, Virginia School of the Arts (VSA), training to be a professional ballet dancer. What it was like there, what I loved and hated, why I left, and how I navigate my life now that I'm no longer dancing at all.Thirty-nine pages of text and old photos, with soft pink cover. Short half size. Written during 48 hours as part of a zine challenge. First printing of twenty June 2004; currently distributing third printing of twenty (this printing newly proofread!)." Zine by Megan.
megan [AT] somethingsbegun.com.
Available at: http://www.somethingsbegun.com/zines/
(added 03/04/2005)

The Fence
(Toronto, Canada)
"Calling bisexuals 'fencesitters' has been a way of marginalizing us, of placing us outside gay/lesbian and straight cultures by saying that we haven't made a decision about our sexuality. "The Fence" is going to be all about bisexual women reclaiming this position and speaking from our unique viewpoints that traverse straight and gay/lesbian cultures, but also allow us to have spaces of our own. "The Fence" can be a positive and powerful place, and this zine is for the women who have decided to stay there!!" The Fence” is available in 4 stores in Toronto (Good for Her, Toronto Women’s Bookstore, This Ain’t the Rosedale Library and Another Story) and is also carried by Drown Soda Zine Distro.
http://www.angelfire.com/zine2/drownsoda1/
Back issues of volumes #1, #2 and #3 are available. You can order online at http://www.thefence.ca or email Cheryl.
cjdobins [AT] yorku.ca
(added 08/05/2004)


Fantastic Fanzine
(WA/US)
Issue 7 is the final issue and has billie rains college papers, writings on big mountain, (s)hell in nigeria, healing & more.
billierain [AT] yahoo.com
You can order her zines at:
http://www.pscap.org/
planting seeds community awareness project
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508, USA
info [AT] pscap.org
(added 05/16/2003)

From a Wounded Woman
(WA/US)
Billie is a survivor of incest, ritual abuse, government mind control and medical experiments. This zine (1997) by Billie Rain who also runs the planting seeds community awareness project talks about painful child abuse: "children are killed by abuse all the time and since i didn't die i want to scream from the rooftops what is going on in this shitty world. my survival has to mean something because that kind of miracle doesn't happen for no good reason. if by telling my story i relieve the shame of someone else's, then i have done something important."
billierain [AT] yahoo.com
You can order her zines at:
http://www.pscap.org/
planting seeds community awareness project
PO Box 11452
Olympia, WA 98508, USA
info [AT] pscap.org
(added 05/16/2003)

Facts about menstruation that every woman should know
(NS/Canada)
"So what is so wrong with they way we deal with our periods?" Look for an answer in this informative zine by Sarah,
PO Box 33129,
Halifax,
NS B3L4T6,
Canada.

sjevans [AT] isz.dal.ca

(added 5/9/2003)

Feel Me
(OR/US)

"Feel Me is a collection of poetry and prose by Leslie Bull whose theme is sex work and survival. Includes "Prostitution is Just Life," "Fourty Bucks No Condoms," "Feel Me," and many others." Available to order at http://www.confluere.com/store/zine-leslie.html
or
via
Emi Koyama
PO Box 40570
Portland, OR 97240
USA
emi [AT] eminism.org
(added 05/14/2003)

Fucktooth
(OH/US)
Jen Angel, editor of the Zine Yearbook, has been doing this zine for quite a while now, and is now in its 24th issue! Lots of social/politcal articles on technology, media, science, genetics, nuclear programs, and more. This also has interviews with Tony Wong and Nathan Berg. Jen is also part of Clamor Magazine and organizes the Underground Publishing Conference. Email Jen at:
jen [AT] clamormagazine.org
.
Clamor Magazine
PO Box 1225 ,
Bowling Green, OH
43402, USA.
http://www.clamormagazine.org
(added 5/8/2003)


Flapper Gathering
(Belgium)
"Flapper Gathering is a zine I started making for Riot Grrrl Belgium, to give people in (and outside of) Belgium some more info about riot grrrl, riot grrrl-related projects and writings about feminism/ activism/ DIY/ gender/ anti-capitalism/ art and more. #1 has writings on the grrrl scene in Belgium, feminism, DIY stuff, an interview with the O.G. Panty Complex, etc. #2 has writings Corin Tucker, reports, an interview with Die Bitch, DIY stuff, etc. #3 includes articles on beauty standards, menstruation, gender, sexism in hardcore, an interview with Tanja of Bunnies On Strike, etc. #4 includes an interview with Jeanne Spicuzza and articles about body hair, gender, soul sisters and more. #5 contains a special section about girl-owned labels and also reports of actions and articles about anarchism and DIY ideas. All zines are size A6 because I like that "pocket size". I'm releasing the zine on my grrrl-run independent label & press Echo:"
http://www.geocities.com/riotgrrrlbelgium/echo.html
Email Nina:
nina [AT] riotgrrrlbelgium.cjb.net
(added 04/09/2003, revised 01/2005)

From the Second Floor Window
(US)
This zine "is a compilation of words, art, and issues created by the misunderstood mind of a small town female outcast. Drawings, clippings, thought-provoking stories, essays, and observations make up this "granny's attic" type of zine. To order, email Julia:
SakicAngel2 [AT] aol.com .
(added 01/30/03)

Four Letter Word
(US)
Four letter word is a personal zine centered about being queer, a womyn, and a riot grrrl. The zines has poetry, social commentary, collages and fun stuff. #2 is the Bitch issue: "We all know how even picking up a magazine can spark tidal waves of anger within us so I figured why not put all of those articles, pictures, poems into one issue of my zine, call it the Bitch Issue and move on." Makara lives in Maryland and tries to get the word out about her zine. She prefers swapping zines instead of $$. So send her your zine and get Four Letter Word!
Makara's email:
sugargrrrl [AT] hotmail.com
(added 11/21/02)


Food Geek
(US)
“Food Geek is a little zine that is all about people telling us a thing or two regarding something they know/ love/ cook/ obsess on that revolves around food.”
Carrie McN
PO Box 49403
Los Angeles, California, 90049
USA
foodgeekmmm [AT] hotmail.com


Fight Back
(Sweden)

“This is a mini zine about violence against women and what we can do to fight the men who attack us.” By Stina who runs the kick-ass (her) riot distro!
freekitten [AT] kittymail.com


Fixing Her Hair
(IL/US)

“Fixing Her Hair #1 is only the first of many to come. Years of not knowing how to say what I’ve always needed to have come out of this zine.” Liberté exercises the right to open wide in every sense of the word. I enjoyed this zine because she utterly reveals herself as a free woman.
Liberté,
Chicago, Illinois,
USA.
(free to prisoners.)
FreedBiArt [AT] Care2.com
(added 10/04/02)



Flossin
(GA/US)

“Actually, I have not flossed in several years. My teeth are crowded too close together to permit such an activity.” In this issue Emile claims to be an evangelist, but I cannot choose between truth and sarcasm on this one. So I suggest you read it, and perhaps write her an e-mail. There is a bonus in Flossin. It actually comes with your own very special piece of floss.
Emily, Athens, Georgia
nipplesofvenus [AT] hotmail.com
(added 10/04/02)


Flying Lesson
(IN/US)

“I got to thinking that it would be cool to put out a comp. Zine of a whole bunch of people drawing comics-whether they could draw well or not, whether they had any experience or not.” “A comics compilation zine.”
PO Box 954
Bloomington, IN 47402
USA
(added 10/04/02)



Flying Without Wings
(US)

“This whole zine has been an experiment in my head.” Volume Two, Issue One is one of those zines that you catch yourself putting down and running in to your room and throwing drawers around to find your diaries. Why? Because you’ll find that you wrote her exact words, and that yesterday you felt just like her.
Sarah
Sarah_the_bee [AT] hotmail.com
(added 10/04/02)



Fortune Cookies
(US)

“I’m not sure why I decided to start a zine and I don’t even know what it’s meant to be. Oh, I guess I always wanted to be a book star ( rock’ n roll can wait) and although by no means do my pissy stories even touch on novel achievements, I guess printing some of them in my own little zine is the closest I’ll ever get to becoming one.” Interviews with an assortment of bands such as, Beulah, The Delgados, Soap Star Joe, and Steward.
cookie_expresso [AT] hotmail.com
http://hop.across.to/popfrenzy

(added 10/04/02, webpage inactive 06/02/2006)

flying w/ broken wings
(US)

"A personal zine, about me, a girl." $1 or trade. By Ashlee. Issue #2: "In this issue, there are several short paragraph long articles about random things on my mind, a couple journal-like entries, a couple short story excerpts, a few quotes from books and songs that I found some personal meaning to, and more. Just like before, most of the zine content was written by me, and if it wasn't, it was very personal to me. Sent in one of those nifty handmade envelopes!!"
flyingwbrokenwings [AT] yahoo.com
http://geocities.com/flyingwbrokenwings
(added 11/03/02)

FANgirl magazine
(OK/US)
"Too geeky for Vogue? Too smart for Cosmo? Try Fangirl magazine. FANgirl magazine puts the "GIRL" in fanBOY entertainment by taking over the traditionally male realms of film, comedy, comics, anime, video games, and more. Primarily a humor/film zine, FANgirl is the bitchy woman's guide to pop culture."
http://www.fangirlmag.com
emily [AT] fangirlmagazine.com
(added 11/12/02)

The F-Word
Young UK Feminism

(UK)

"Feminism. Feminist. That other f-word taboo that it's not cool to mention. Based in the UK, The F-Word is a website updated monthly containing features, reviews, and other stuff, with a feminist slant, and aimed at the UK's young feminists.
So...
· If you were shocked that teenagers think they need breast implants to be successful;
· If you love women's magazines but also find them infuriating;
· If you love to hate Ally McBeal;
· If you think society's model of what is feminine sucks;
· If you find yourself scoffing at the latest study of female and male behaviour;
· If you wonder where feminism is or if it still has relevance;
...then The F-Word is for you."

http://www.thefword.org.uk/


Framing historical theft
(Philippines)
"Historical theft is this concept I came up with at some random moment. It's like, colonialism is a way of stealing history, of fragmenting and replacing it. Framing historical theft is along the lines of postcolonial theory. It's dissecting how it occurred and subsequently affects the present."
"#1: 7/00. Post-colonial writing on food, language, race. Half-letter. No longer available.
#2: 9/01. Writing on urban planning, language, public vs. private, diet, People Power II, & much more. There are even (gasp!) pictures!"
Athena discusses her hybrid and Asian identity along the lines of postcolonial theory. Check it out, it's a great zine!!!
http://www.theinstant.net

Freewheel Zine
(London/Rome)
"Freewheel Zine is an e-zine dedicated to punk, HC and underground pop, with an emphasis on female and queer bands. We have interviews, reviews, columns, all of it written by girls and boys from all around the round! We also want to build a community of like minded people so we have a message board and plenty of links...Last Update: 10th February 2002Freewheel Zine is an e-zine dedicated to punk, HC and underground pop, with an emphasis on female and queer bands.It was created by Nat but the aim is to get as many different contributors worldwide..."
By Nat
(nat [AT] freewheelzine.co.uk) and Veruska.
http://www.freewheelzine.co.uk/ (website inactive 06/02/2006)

France and Amber's Apartment
(US)

"Cheap-o decorating ideas for the thrifty! Requires minimal skill and stuff you already have laying around!" A really, really cool zine! All my friends are really into it and are working on some DIY inventions...very inspirational!
Jaime
PO Box 185
Northampton, PA 18067- 9998
USA
easyzine [AT] aol.com



Figure 8
(US)

"Let's abolish Fat- like behavior and change the world."
Krissy
kddaisygrl [AT] yahoo.com


The Fine Print
(US)
"The Fine Print is a thoughtful zine that explores the in's and out's of a introverted college girl with nothing to lose. This zine is chock full of emotion and hysterics, looses and gains. Jesi records her thoughts about the world around her with both humor and emotion. As much as she would like to, Jesi isn't out to change the world...just herself. "
http://thefineprint.cjb.ne.
girlcitizen [AT] hotmail.com

(webpage inactive 06/02/2006)
Freedom Rock
(US)
“Freedom Rock has evolved into a tradition based on being awesome and matching.”
Thara and Nicole
Thara: lowsmile [AT] yahoo.com
Nicole:
texttrap [AT] yahoo.com

 
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