Hi there! Thanks for reaching out. You’ve raised a question that has renewed our interest in archiving fashion-related zines by POC. Presently we don’t have anything like what you’re looking for in the archive.
We put a call for support on Facebook and Twitter and so far people have been recommending blogs, not zines.
Here are the blogs that folks recommended:
Susan A. Rohwer: It’s not a zine per-say but it is a blog made by WOC about fashion/critically engaging adornment: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Threadbared/97922323220
We know you are looking for zines specifically about fashion/critically engaging adornment by WOC, so ….
COMMUNITY: If you have any fashion zines by POC to recommend, please reblog with your answer AND/OR submit your suggestions. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We want to add fashion-related zines by POC to the archive ASAP (we pay for zines to support POC creators), so thanks with your help reaching this goal.
Thanks for writing. No, we are not an online distro. Our focus is on being an advocacy platform and publishing original zine series that are developed to affect change within specific communities by partnering with individuals and organizations already doing great work.
We (among other things) spotlight zines and zine distros by people of color on our digital platforms and through zine partnerships during events, such as our recent 12-city tour.
During the Race Riot! tour, we had a Race Riot! Mall (long table/s) filled with zines by people of color available to all attendees for purchase, with many of them for free.
If you are looking to purchase zines by people of color, let us know where you’re located so we can recommend IRL sources as well as online ones.
Browse our archive tag for recommendations. This tag reflects some of the zines we purchased and/or received as donations for our archive.