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COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: QUARREL The Zine (2013)

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TITLE: QUARREL The Zine

AUTHOR: Bay Area survivor led group QUARREL

REGION: Bay Area, California, USA

DATE: 2013

DESCRIPTION: Stories of survivor self determination, direct action, strategies for safer spaces and ripping patriarchy to shreds.  

QUARREL was a Bay Area affinity group that formed to take names and kick ass with an anti-colonial, queer, feminist, boot.  We support the Self-Determination of survivors and use harm reduction inspired techniques in survivor led actions to transform our communities into safer spaces.

We worked towards developing alternatives for addressing harm outside of the misogyny, racism, and classism of the police state. We support and value accountability processes, see them as critical to the practice of transformative justice, and believe they can take many forms. In this work we have found the tools of harm reduction useful for addressing people with patterns of abuse who are unwilling to be accountable. we have confronted perpetrators of assault, set boundaries, presented community demands  and shared information as an act of self defense.

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QUARREL has made it possible to read the entire zine online and download it from their blog. A highlight for us was “insurrecto-eggers-esque” by Ralowe trinitrotoluene ampu (page 77).

POCZP founder Daniela Capistrano met Ralowe at the Anarchist People of Color Convergence in New Orleans in the summer of 2012, where we also met our first zine partner Xeryle of SlushPilePress!

 

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Booklet print layout: 

http://quarrelthezine.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/quarrel_zine_booklet_final1.pdf

POCZP will be making a read-only/web friendly layout available soon as an embed and download. Bookmark this page, as we’ll add the link here.

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Editor’s Note: A Community Submission post results from POC folk submitting their own zine or zine call to be featured on the POC Zine Project Tumblr and other digital platforms. 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!

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

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: ‘Think About the Bubbles,’ a new zine about mental health and self care

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ZINE TITLE: Think About the Bubbles

AUTHOR: Joyce Hatton

RELEASE DATE: January, 2013 

ORIGIN: Fargo, ND

DISTRIBUTION: ”Most of the copies will be distributed in Portland, Vancouver, Brooklyn, and a fewer number in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Lismore, Australia.”

JOYCE ON TUMBLR: http://airhornoftruthandlove.tumblr.com

ZINE DESCRIPTION FROM JOYCE:

'Think About the Bubbles' is about my struggle to keep my mental health stable. My goals are to validate the thought processes of people with mental health issues; and to give people without mental health issues a glimpse of what life is like with one.

People who have read my zine have had very strong reactions- many people have cried, but they always clarify that they aren’t sad tears. People laugh, people talk about the ways they can relate, and people talk about the larger issues of mental health. That is my ultimate goal.

What I like most about it- I love how honest and heartfelt it turned out. It’s my first zine, and I love how empowering and esteem-building it felt to make it. Thanks!

Joyce is also on Facebook.

BIO: ”I started this page when I had cancer and I knew something was changing. I told myself “I refuse to let cancer _change anything._” but I lost. Everything has changed, and I’m really happy about that. I’m on a kickassed journey.”

If you want delectable and inspiring updates like this in your news feed, subscribe to Joyce:

Things that make me feel happy: post-chemo ponytails, rigorous honesty, thinking about visiting my friend in Portland and legally going pants-less, kids laughing about butts and farts, hearing what makes other people happy…. so what makes you happy?

https://www.facebook.com/TransformingMyMouthIntoAStrident

Joyce has not yet (publicly) shared price info or online ordering instructions. If you would like access to Joyce’s zine, send a message to their Tumblr. 

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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!

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

COMMUNITY SUBMISSION: Unsewing My Lips #1, a zine is about self-care and defense

This is atiah*’s first zine, and our first Community Submission from London, so we wanted to honor both things by sharing an excerpt with you now:

Hello days and nights in.

Hello intentional communities. Hello studying. Hello parents. Hello zining. Hello drawing. Hello parallel play and study groups. Hello collaborative journalling.

Hello black feminist queers, who may or may not be dykes. Hello visibility and audibility. Hello cis, ableist, class, education, nationality/ citizenship/ status privilege acknowledgement. Hello wholesome cooking. Hello pottering around in the garden. Hello poking around in the soil.

Hello walking amongst trees.

Hello foraging. Hello garlic on my windowsill. Hello rustling leaves. Hello books. Hello breath.

Hello LIFE.

TITLE: Unsewing My Lips (you can download for free!)

RELEASE: Summer 2012

CREATOR: atiah z

ORIGIN: London, England

DESCRIPTION BY ATIAH: 

My first zine is about self care and defence:

"SELF CARE! coming to voice, recovery from abuses of intimacy, hair, looking after myself, celibacy, abstinence, ending my silence, fear, learning, confidence, creating, dropping out of “The” “Anarchist” scene, London, friends, Queer People of Colour, trees <3"

In general, I write about a variety of stuff; most recently I’ve been writing poetry about queer a/sexuality & abstinence. I guess I write about my experiences.

I feel a gaping absence of blackness in my life. I’m enjoying my increasing afrocentricism, but — as dear to me as my black friends are and as much as I love my own company — it’s a bit lonely at the moment.

I’ll be recruiting for rad queers of colour to add to my friends’ circle at the London Queer Zine Fest, on 8th December, where I have half a table.

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KEYWORDS: self-care, self-defence, survivor, abuses of intimacy, recovery, celibacy, ending my silence, speaking out, speak out, coming to voice, personal, perzine, race, zine, zines

WHERE TO BUY AND COST: £2 (for print - digital is free) or trades welcome.

SAY HI: Email queerly[@]riseup.net for details of where to send well-concealed cash, or you can buy from the zine distro at 56a Infoshop (Elephant & Castle, South London).

In the interest of sharing this widely, POCZP has made it possible to easily read Unsewing My Lips #1 within this post. Please consider contacting atiah to purchase a print version or to trade!

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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!

*atiah prefers to remain anonymous. POCZP accepts anonymous submissions and zine donations from POC. Click here for submission guidelines.