Frivolity, at the edge of a Moral Swamp, hears Hymn-Singing in the Distance & dons the Galoshes of Remorse.
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After many years of writing a zine, buying zines, trading zines and observing zine culture I have decided to start a zine distro! Recently I was browsing distros all over the internet looking for zines pertaining to Women of Color and found that we are seriously under represented in many of the zine distros despite the fact that there are enough zines created by women of color and gender-marginalized POC to present in zine distros. I was frustrated about going through pages and pages of catalogs of zines and finding only a handful of zine, most of which I had. I went through my zines and found so many zines written by POC that were not being distributed.
After being frustrated about this I decided I wanted to create a distro dedicated to our struggles, our projects, our zines. Zine culture is not white culture. D.I.Y. culture is not white culture. Punk is not inherently white culture. So in the spirit of resistance, in the spirit of visibility and in the spirit of celebrating our cultures and intersectionality: Brown Recluse Zine Distro.
Currently I am looking for zines written by POC from all walks of life and gender identities and expressions. I am looking for personal zines, political zines, punk zines, sex worker zines, zines about gender and feminism (No 101 zines plz), zines about racism and self determination, anti oppression, zines written by Indigenous and First Nations people , sobriety and harm reduction (no hateful content towards substance users), traveling zines and zines about self-care and accountability. I will not be carrying art or poetry zines. I may eventually carry zines written by white folks, but I ask that white folks not submit their zines as I will contact people with zines that I am interested in.
Please send me links to zines that you think that I should carry. Please do not send me PDF’s or links to zines available only online. Send me a quick note about yourself and your wholesale price (50% of retail price).
Please send your zine submissions to:
PO BOX 80582
Seattle, WA 98108
Besos y Abrazos, nykyG
Edward Gorey’s illustrations for T.S. Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
We will be selling the zines we have made online through etsy for now, setting up the shop now! Check it out!
banana-shaped zines, so cute!
Building an Abolitionist Trans & Queer Movement with Everything We’ve Got
from Captive Genders (eds. Stanley and Smith) (2011) by Morgan Bassichis, Alex Lee, and Dean Spade.
*hello everyone in the universe, i need your help!*
i’m photographing people -anyone- by themselves or with their friends/families/roommates/pets/whomever you live with or feel comfortable with or love or hang out with or whatever- basically playing dress-ups. if you want to dress up, don a disguise, become a different character, experiment w/ your physical appearance and have fun contact me and i’ll photograph you at your residence, in nature, in your neighborhood, at a place you like- whatever you think is best! we can work with clothes and costumes i have as well as things you and your people have and figure something out. message me if you’d like to do this or have any questions- i can’t wait! (my website and e-mail: laurenpoor.biz / email@example.com) (i’m mainly in nyc and dc, by the way.)
(inspiration images are by: jack smith, unknown fairy painting, phyllis galembo, unknown, monica canilao’s flickr, hans silvester, unknown, unknown, googling the cockettes, unknown fairy painting)