There were heretics, but thousands of us were thrown on the fire. Most of all our memories were burned. The voice was replaced with paper, and a greater silence came to reign. Any stories that were not in their one Book were banished. Memories of magic, of healing, of speaking with the forest, of our origins, memories of the time when we shared everything and nothing was owned, were suppressed.
This is how they destroyed our roots. And this is why, on May Day, we tell stories. Stories of our lives, of our struggles, of the future we want, of a past we invent because we no longer remember it.
The Witch’s Child
i honestly wish that anarchists put more effort into writing weird stuff like myths. theory gets really boring as the only way that people wanna communicate ideas and i think that storytelling is a really important form of communication which is still present in some ways in what we do but not enough. (via hystericalqueen)
Great comment via POCZP touring member Suzy X <3
POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano would like to add that storytelling - as a conduit for affirming and deconstructing our realities as POC - is a critical component of our past and upcoming Race Riot! tour.
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
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!
Hi fam! We’re in the middle of building our site AS WE TYPE ;) but we wanted to say HI and thank you for your support.
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