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COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: ‘Korea: The Queer Edition’

Korea: The Queer Edition (June 2013)

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TITLE: Korea: The Queer Edition 

AUTHOR: EstellaMiyuki Baker//Queer Scribe Productions

RELEASE: June 30, 2013 (6th zine in a series)

ORIGIN: Seoul, South Korea (author is presently based in Philadelphia, PA)

DESCRIPTION FROM MIYUKI: 

During my stay in Seoul, I participated in many ‘obvious’ gay activities but my goal was to meet as many different types of queer artists and activists inside and outside of the so-called Seoul gay scene, and highlight their varied and unique approaches and thoughts in doing LGBTQ activism in South Korea.  

Many queer Korean activists I spoke to were a part of labor rights and/or disability related movements, advocating strongly for intersectional work which emphasized ally-building and finding common causes. Larger LGBTQ organizations like Donginryun were member-supported, so rather than being subjeted to governmental or institutional demands that often accompany grant money, membership fees gave organizations more freedom and a democratic form of accountability.

The zine is filled with documentation of the many rallies and events I participated in as well as the art of queer Korean/expat artists.

READ NOW:  

HOW TO BUY:

Queer Scribe Productions has published eight zines so far. You can purchase them at the following link: https://www.etsy.com/shop/QueerScribe

Queer Scribe Productions is the result of Miyuki’s 14 month journey around the world to join the movement in creating a worldwide network of queer artists. 

ABOUT MIYUKI 

Miyuki is a resident of the place where circles overlap. As a queer, multi-racial/lingual female mixed-media artist, she is happiest when working with people who embrace intersectionality. After graduating from Swarthmore College in 2012, where she was involved in queer Asian activism and making art, she received the Watson Fellowship to travel the world in search of queer artists and activists and made 8 zines highlighting what she learned under her publishing house Queer Scribe Productions.

She is a freelance artist, journalist, barber, translator, seamstress, lecturer and performer. Visit The Queer Barbershop to get a rad haircut on the cheap. Contact her at heymiyuki (at) gmail (dot) com for further inquiries, project ideas and pricing.

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heymiyuki.wordpress.com

twitter.com/miyukibaker

facebook.com/abcdefghijklmiyuki

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SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT

If everyone in our community gave $10, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2014. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to ongoing advocacy costs, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.

We are rebooted our org structure in 2014 and will be transparent about that process. Stay tuned.

DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh

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Editor’s Note: Community Submission OR Call for Submissions post is usually from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured by POCZP. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

Please make sure to include pertinent info for CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: deadline, submission info/email/tumblr, related links, your own bio, etc.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

POCZP also accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: The Itinerant Postcard #2

The Itinerant Postcard 2

POC zine: The Itinerant Postcard #2

Date: October 2012

POC zinester: Chrysothème A.

Zinester’s description: “The Itinerant Postcard #2” is a 24-page 1/4-sized perzine containing some of my thoughts on language, food, and race; there are Filipino recipes, some Philippine mythology, and illustrations by Edward Gorey.

Keywords: edwardgorey, filipina, filipino, food, mythology, personal, perzine, perzines, pinay, pinoy, race, zine, zines

$1 or trades welcome.

Buy this zine: on Etsy.

You can also send well-concealed cash payment to a snail mail address:

Chrysothème A.

5011 Rolling Meadows

Road Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 USA

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Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from POC folk submitting their own zine to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: Skinned Heart Zine #3

Skinned Heart Zine Numero Tres

Zinester: Nyky Gomez

Title: Skinned Heart Zine (Issue #3)

Where to buy: dorisdorisdoris.com or takecarezines.org

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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Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from a POC submitting their own zine to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!



COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: ‘Rise, Fall, Repeat’ #2

Name: Rise, Fall, Repeat #2 (2011)

Zine Author: Isidro “De La Luna” Fox (listed as Nathan Fox in this link) aka skepticamongthefaithful.tumblr.com

Author’s description: “Another installment of personal anecdotes, poetry, photography, and writing; all original. Mostly dealing with depression, alienation, and all things relating to where hope gets you when luck and yourself aren’t really on speaking terms. A lot of heart and time went into all of this, so I hope you all enjoy!

Keywords: perzine, depression, alienation, social anxiety, poetry, photography, hope, california, anaheim, chicano

Download issue #2 (free): http://zinelibrary.info/rise-fall-repeat-reissue-2

Where to purchase issue #2: http://www.etsy.com/listing/96134917/rise-fall-repeat-zine-issue-no-2


Message from Isidro: 

Issue 1 is getting re-worked on, and the people over at People of the Sun Zine distro are looking for PoC zinesters/artists who are either interested in creating an all-art zine soon or have zines they’d like to submit for consignment.

Thanks for sharing your zine, Isidro! <3 We really appreciate the way you offered different formats for printing … and that you numbered your pages! That makes it 100% easier for readers (and zine freaks like us) to assemble <3

Also thanks so much for what you’re doing at People of the Sun Zine Distro! It is SO IMPORTANT for more people of color to create their own distros to support POC zinesters. 

It isn’t about being divisive — it’s about POC supporting POC. Legit white allies get that, in addition to advocating for the inclusion of more zines by POC in their go-to zine distros that have no or very few zines by POC. <3

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Editor’s Note: A “Community Submission” post results from a POC submitting their own zine to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr. If you would like to share your zine with the POC Zine Project community, here’s how to do it.

When you submit, feel free to add some background, a description of your work and art and your mission statement. If you just send us the name of your zine, we’ll simply link back to a source for purchasing it and use the language you already have on your site.

As long as the zine was created/co-created by a person of color, we will always share Community Submissions. Enjoy!

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: The Black Feminist Manifesto

What is The Black Feminist Manifesto?

The Black Feminist Manifesto is a collection of work created by and for all people of color. The words, thoughts and artwork of those who have contributed to The Black Feminist Manifesto will be featured in a collection of Zines that will periodically be produced by myself and sent out by the masses for the world to hear our voices,anger,and love.  

The Black Feminist Manifesto is inclusive to all people of color and is meant as a safe space for us.

The Black Feminist Manifesto is collection of artwork, thoughts and and discussion curated by and for people of color and our white counterparts to listen.

The Black Feminist Manifesto does not water down, comfort the fee fee’s of, nor bullshits anyone who may be cause harm to our existence as feminists of color. 

The Black Feminist Manifesto is meant to be loud, to heal, and to educate on our terms and our terms only.

The Black Feminist Manifesto is long overdue.

Who Can Submit?

ANY person of color can submit their work to BFM! 

The current deadline for the first print issue is September 5.

Where To Find Us?

The Black Feminist Manifesto (Tumblr)

Who Is Behind The Black Feminist Manifesto?

Blck-grrl is the creator behind BFM. The following people are her team: NuestraHermana, l-enfant-terrible, ChauvinistSushi, Julaya

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Thanks for sharing this, nuestrahermana!