Posts tagged fashion

Hi! I am taking a course at UMASS Amherst titled African American Woman's Fashion in the Diaspora with Professor Tanisha Ford. I just wanted to ask ya'll's advice on any zines by WOC out there that are specifically about fashion/critically engaging adornment. I want to do my final project on the course about WOC who adorn themselves in alternative fashion(s). I thought ya'll might have some good suggestions thank you for reading and keep up the AMAZING work. <3 A Fellow WOC and supporter — Asked by verodeaqui

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:

Beck Levy: not a zine but this dc style blog by Not-too Shabby DeRoberts is rad: http://divacity.tumblr.com/

Amber Fellows: http://www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2011/07/07/137651983/photo-history-the-fashions-of-women-of-color

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 daniela@dcapmedia.com.

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.

Race Riot! Tour Candids: Scenes from Urbana-Champaign, IL

Spotted: velvet jacket academic realness

Fiona in a velvet blazer

- Fiona (above), wearing it well

Cristy with velvet blazer

- Cristy (above) adds her own flavor

Spotted: hella good pancakes


- Mimi, anticipating the deliciousness


Spotted: Race Riot! tour bonding

Osa and Cristy, cuddling before we copy more zines

- Osa (l) and Cristy (r) in Mimi’s office

tour van antics

- Bumpy tour van antics: Anna, Mimi, Mariam and Cristy

For more photos, click here for our recap from our Urbana-Champaign tour date.


1) We’re doing a zine about this tour, so if you were part of any of the events, let us know if you want to contribute.

2) We’re doing a national conference in 2014.

3) We love you.


POC Zine Project’s mission is to make zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share - community and activism through materiality. We are touring through 12 cities from Sept 24 - Oct 7.





All tour dates: http://bit.ly/PeEgaR


Oct 2: Rachael’s Cafe - Bloomington

Oct 1: University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign + UCIMC - Champaign

Sept 30: multikulti - Chicago

Sept 29: University of Michigan + 3rd Death Star - Ann Arbor

Sept 28: The Trumbullplex - Detroit

Sept 27: Ohio University + evening potluck with Cindy Crabb - Athens

Sept 26: Mr. Roboto Project - Pittsburgh

Sept 25: The Wooden Shoe - Philly

Sept 24: 538 Johnson - NYC - Brooklyn