La Liga Zine

La Liga is an online platform and print zine that showcases the many ways latinxs/chicanxs/latin americans are dissecting their cultural identities through different means of self expression. We aim to show their experiences and highlight the way they de-westernize different areas of life. We feature photoseries, essays, poetry, and visual artwork.

City:Arleta
  • Photography
  • Political/Social
  • Cultural
  • LGBTQ/Gender
  • Illustration

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What are your current zines about?

Cultural Disconnect is a joint issue with Sula Collective that focuses on the uncomfortable, sometimes "outsider" feeling we can have at home, with family or friends, in different countries, etc. due to the feeling of belonging both here and nowhere.
La Yerbera is a zine dedicated to home remedies, traditional medicine, spirituality, and grandmother wisdom shared in our communities.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Digital

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Stapled

When did you start making zines ... and why?

La Liga started making zines in the fall of 2015. They are meant to function as a bridge between virtual safe spaces and real life experiences. It’s a space created with the intent to combat white supremacist media outlets and monopolies; a space that is meant to give a voice to individuals who white, neoliberal media generally ignores. We recognise our responsibility to feature not only marginalised voices from the art and literature community at broad, but especially those that are marginalised within the Latinx community (queer, indigenous, trans, Afro-Latinx, etc). More than anything, we want to be objective and give them a platform, not speak for them.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

Independent publishing is about creating alternative economies, distributing conocimientos (knowledge), building community and learning to hold each other accountable. We hope to diversify zine spaces by engaging directly with the community it serves.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

La Liga is deeply concerned with offering a diverse and robust understanding of the Latin American identity, one that includes the voices of queer, indigenous, trans and afro-latinx individuals as well.

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  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.
  • Please upload up 2-5 additional images.

What are your current zines about?

Cultural Disconnect is a joint issue with Sula Collective that focuses on the uncomfortable, sometimes "outsider" feeling we can have at home, with family or friends, in different countries, etc. due to the feeling of belonging both here and nowhere.
La Yerbera is a zine dedicated to home remedies, traditional medicine, spirituality, and grandmother wisdom shared in our communities.

What methods do you use to make your zine?

  • Digital

What type of binding do you use for your zine(s)?

  • Stapled

When did you start making zines ... and why?

La Liga started making zines in the fall of 2015. They are meant to function as a bridge between virtual safe spaces and real life experiences. It’s a space created with the intent to combat white supremacist media outlets and monopolies; a space that is meant to give a voice to individuals who white, neoliberal media generally ignores. We recognise our responsibility to feature not only marginalised voices from the art and literature community at broad, but especially those that are marginalised within the Latinx community (queer, indigenous, trans, Afro-Latinx, etc). More than anything, we want to be objective and give them a platform, not speak for them.

Why do you think independent publishing is important?

Independent publishing is about creating alternative economies, distributing conocimientos (knowledge), building community and learning to hold each other accountable. We hope to diversify zine spaces by engaging directly with the community it serves.

What else do you want people know about you or your zines?

La Liga is deeply concerned with offering a diverse and robust understanding of the Latin American identity, one that includes the voices of queer, indigenous, trans and afro-latinx individuals as well.