Zinester: Nyky Gomez
Title: Skinned Heart Zine (Issue #3)
Message from Nyky Gomez:
Yo soy una Mexicana and I write a personal/political zine. [Skinned Heart Zine is a] Personal Political Mexicana perspective zine dealing with issues such as mental health, health, abusive relationships, race issues, sexual abuse, and generally living and learning.
Well it is my zine, so I like it because it allows me to connect with other like minded people in the world struggling with the same things that I struggling with.
Excerpt from dorisdorisdoris’ description of Skinned Heart #3:
The power of female friendships and support; fallouts and exploring the causes; sexism and wanting to learn from the collective pain and miscommunications; being a radical feminist in denial of the abusive relationship she was in; the loss of a few white friends; gardening; “I think a lot about punk and activism and the impression that each of those communities have left on me. I think about how much I have learned about people and communication.I think about how much my friends mean to me and how much they have meant to me. I can’t imagine who I would have been if I had not come into contact with these people… I started to forget what I was all about. I really lost a sense of my own culture, my sense of Browness, and I forgot how to connect with people who weren’t punks…”
Thanks for your submission, Nyky Gomez!
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