A-G – Jump links
A written journey into social change, this collection contains reflections on social justice and commentary on Voice, Power and reclamation for marginalized communities/ the global MAJORITY.
(email/message me for separate copies of either Philosophactivism 1 or 2)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Overworked and Underpaid…what else is new?
2. Environmental Racism
3.Food. Justice. Part 1: The Color of Food Justice
4. Food Justice Part 2: Queering Justice
5. The thing about poverty
6. No, thank you to your “table” OR Not interested in sitting at your table
7. Visionaries don’t need to dream
8. The Master’s Tools…
9. I’m not doing this for my health
10. POC Anti -racist organizing and burnout
11. Thoughts from a QPOC going into 2012
12. Occupy Oakland
13. Throwing Stones at the windows of Ivory Tower
(and bringing knowledge to the People for $Free.99)
14. On Being Bilingual
15. Only tell me of the possibilities, please
16. Oppression and Organizing Against Obliviousness
Philosophactivism 2: Queerbomb 2014 Edition
This volume of Philosophactivism was written specifically for the radical queer pride event Queerbomb, held annually in Austin,TX.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Another Brown(less) Queerbomb
2. Oppression and Austin: Drag Performance, Racism, Misogyny, Transphobia
3. TDOR Speech 2013: Trans Day of Remembrance/ Reclamation /Resistance
4. Farmer’s Markets, Classism/Racism, and moving from Acknowledgment into Action
5. Fed up in Austin
6. On Gentrification
7. The State of Women of Color
8. A Note on my perceived anger and bitterness. Silence, Release, Conviction and Standing in my Power…
A music, art and politics fanzine
This is a zine for people who like music, art and questioning the way things are. Profits go into creative workshops on activism and personal politics such as the What is Your Activism? series which runs here at The Boileroom (check our What’s On page for the next date!).
Bad Mouth Issue #1 features an insightful interview with Girlpool, a free patch, poetry, essays on relationships and the alternative scene and loads more. Contributions from Martin Ruffin, Megan Andrew, Ryan De Freitas and Girlpool, Krishna Istha, Joe Fuller, Anni Movsisyan, Duncan Smith, Lizzie Coan, Jacob Joyce of Screaming Toenail, Jess Bridgeman, Mike Foster, X-ALLIN, Eva Cookney and members of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable.
Hand written/drawn zine offering ideas and inspiration for spreading positivity around yourself and your world! Buy it, do it, color it, then pass it on!
This listing is for all 5 Letters to My Therapist zines.
1 – Describing my cognitive traps– those silly little ways your brain keeps you down and depressed.
2 – Thoughts and experiences on using medication for mental health.
3 – My experiences with therapy, what worked, what didn’t.
4 – Feelings of detachment, dissociation, anxiety.
5 – I spat this out as the “recovery” zine but it’s more like, “these are all the reasons I have decided to stop writing this zine series.”
Beware: Breeding ground for various triggers.
These zines are usually $2 each, buy as a pack of 5 and you’ll get $2 off! A mixture of B&W and color, all quarter-sized, 15-30 pages each.
They are listed separately while supplies last. If you’re interested in distro’ing this series I will print for that, but otherwise this is the last run for quite a while. Get in touch — michelle [!at] busyweekends.com
BONUS! All bundles come with a 6th addition to this zine series, P.S. This zine is only sold with the bundle. If you would like an issue of P.S. but don’t want to buy the bundle, email me about a trade! P.S. talks a bit about what I’ve been doing since the end of this zine series, some thoughts on depression, community, changing the world, etc… and includes pages from my journal.
Perzine, 1/4 sized, 28 pages, Autumn 2015. 24 hour zine. Includes writing about my current favourite fandom pairing, my favourite Alanis Morissette songs, dates I wouldn’t want to go on and a Harry Potter sorting system.
This is a tiny foldy zine made in response to the 40 Days for Life campaign in October 2013.
It is available to download and share.
In order for it to look right on the screen, you have to choose the ‘two up’ option in Acrobat and make sure ‘show cover in two-up view’ is ticked. If you are looking at in Preview, you just have to choose the ‘two pages’ option.
Print the document as double-sided A4. Your printer might be able to do this automatically, otherwise print the first page, turn the paper over in your printer and print the second page on the other side.
Doris:an Anthology of zines and other stuff 1991 – 2001
My First Book!!! Back in Stock finally!!! the first issues of doris – raw and sweet. secrets, wandering, trying to figure out the world.
The Encyclopedia of Doris: stories, interviews, essays.
My New Book!!! This has issues 19-27 of Doris, plus a bunch of new writing and other writing that was never published. Apple Crisp, Audre Lorde, Abiku, Anarchy, Abortion, Boats, Boogers, Caty’s Farm, Consent, Depression, Death, Elephants, Girl Gangs, etc.
Filling the Void: interviews about quitting drinking and using
A great resource for people trying to quit. Not spiritual or straight-edge. 8 interviews with people who have quit drinking and/or using. Frank discussions and stories about the positive and negative roles drinking/using had in their lives, why they decided to quit, what they struggled with and how they managed to do it.
interviewees include Erick Lyle (Scam zine), Artnoose (Ker-bloom zine), Cindy (Doris zine), and John Geek (The Fleshies). Interviews conducted by and edited by Cindy and Caty Crabb
an anthology I put together about supporting abuse survivors. A lot of people have written to me and said that this helped them identify as survivors, and to find a way forward in their lives, find ways to change their patterns and find support and healing. This zine includes the consent questions that Andrea, Able and I came up with, and they are great way for people to start talking about consent, either with their partner(s) or with their friends.
This zine is not just for survivors, but is also for people who are friends and partners with survivors, to help them understand.
News news news.We are still here.New work stuff.Working on a new zine all about body positive queer positive sex.new tee’s including a rly naughty one,other art stuff and a new super colourful personal website is coming!!
One of my favorite zines is back in print for a short time!
This text-heavy issue of Pieces was written in 2011 and is filled with stories about my first month commuting to a job in Chicago via the South Shore electric line from Indiana. This journalesque issue touches on changes, human isolation, connectivity, and transient strangers.
Perzine : 1/4 size : 86 pages : Text-heavy
A mini perzine about burnout and self-care. It’s about what happens when your to-do list is out of control and you make yourself ill and exhausted by saying yes to everything. It’s about dreaming of a better life where you can just eat pizza and watch My Mad Fat Diary in peace.
A compilation zine produced for International Zine Month 2015 featuring contributions from zine librarians across the UK as part of the UK Zine Librarians group.
Includes contributions from Salford Zine Library, British Library, Manchester LGBT Zine Library, LCC library, LCF Library, Poetry Library, Stuart Hall Library, Tate Library, Women’s Library, and Zineopolis.
A mini comic about my adventures with insomnia.
DIYcouture aims to visually explain the process of making clothes, so that anyone can have a go at sewing their own garments. Our instructions are simple as well as detailed and will guide you carefully through the construction process. Download some of DIYcouture’s tips and instructions below.
a zine of conversations. some through talking, some through typing… some are funny. some aren’t. some may possibly only be funny to me.
black and white.
i will trade if you will trade. talk to me.
As the title suggests, a zine about being sexually dysfunctional whilst participating in sex-positive queer spaces. Written by four queers, this zine discusses feeling excluded from sex-positive spaces, the limits of consent, not feeling queer ‘enough’, bad sex and sad sex.
Some things about us (from the introduction):
We are a group of four white queers, and – despite differing gender identities – were all assigned female at birth and are now usually cis-female passing. We are all currently physically non-disabled, in our 20s, south London-based, attracted to people of various genders, have had shitty abusive relationships (mostly but not exclusively with men), are currently suffering or have previously suffered from various mental health problems, love cats.
Content note: these pieces include subjects such as rape, sexual assault and coercion, abusive relationships, drug use, self-harm, anxiety and depression. The writing also reflects cisnormativity and internalised homophobia and misogyny. Content notes have also been added to individual pieces where necessary.
Word-processed, 56 pages, black & white. Includes some hand-drawn pictures of cats!
The follow-up to ‘FUCKED: on being sexually dysfunctional in sex-positive queer scenes’!
More writings on being sexually dysfunctional whilst participating in sex-positive queer spaces. We took contributions from around the world to put together 2FURIOUS and this zine contains writings from fifteen different authors. It includes responses to the first zine and the workshops we’ve run since its publication, and also discusses similar topics as before: feeling excluded from sex-positive spaces, the limits of consent, not feeling queer ‘enough’, bad sex and sad sex.
Content note: these pieces include subjects such as rape, sexual assault and coercion, abusive relationships, disordered eating and mental health issues. The writings reflect internalised homophobia and misogyny.
A5 size with 40 pages, black & white copy and hand-drawn pictures of cats!
Have you ever felt left out or alienated by sex-positivity and the way it plays out in your interpersonal relationships or in the spaces where you hang out? Have you ever felt pressure to feel/perform desire, to be (or be seen to be) sexually active, to have relationships or date people, to do non-monogamy (or to do it in a specific way), to have fulfilling/pleasurable sex or to have certain kinds of sex?
Do you feel like sex-positivity often ignores the reality of living, and trying to be sexual, in a racist ableist cissexist hetero-patriarchal rape culture? Have you ever felt like consent shouldn’t be framed in terms of sexiness? Does your queer or feminist community fail to make space for people on the asexual and aromantic spectrums?
When most of the queer and feminist spaces we have access to are explicitly sex-positive and/or centred around hooking up, talking about sex-negative or sex-critical feelings can often make us feel like kill-joys, pissing on everyone else’s sexually liberated parade.
This discussion aims to provide a safer space in which to talk about the above questions. We will also be exploring ways in which our queer and feminist communities can be more inclusive of those who can’t fuck, won’t fuck, don’t fuck, or who choose to only fuck some of the time.