This is what Twitter activism looks like:
Advocacy comes in many shapes and forms. Since POC Zine Project is an all-volunteer organization and most of us have day jobs (often multiple gigs), we do our best to incorporate advocacy into what we do each day (while practicing self care).
Part of our advocacy includes supporting the inclusion of zines by people of color within upcoming anthologies and other round ups of works covering DIY, Riot Grrrrl and punk communities.
Yesterday we noticed that Lisa Darms @LisaDarms, Founder of the riot grrrl collection at NYU, shared a tweet about her upcoming book of Riot Grrrl ephemera for The Feminist Press at CUNY.
We offered to send her a list of zines by people of color, hoping she would include them in her new book. Lisa responded right away!
We’re optimistic that this book (unlike several from the past) will make sure to include information about people of color who contributed/are contributing to Riot Grrrl culture and we’re looking forward to helping make this happen.
P.S. Sometimes we get really excited about Riot Grrrl and add extra R’s. Rrrrrrrr.