The Labor Camp zines range from music review and band interviews to illustration and design work to plain old goofy ideas I wanted to see come to life. All of them are peppered with a moderate dose of personal interest, so everything (unfortunately for the reader) gets a shade of whatever mood I'm in while creating the zine cast over it.
I started making zines when a friend of mine Tim Butcher taught me how to compile and setup an interview / punk rock zine. Ever since then it's been a medium where I can create the things that I want to without having to answer to any authoritative source for approval. Everything comes "straight from the teat."
When you create a zine, write a poem, compose a song or a story, you are (ideally) putting out the truest version of yourself you can. The great thing about zines is that you get to find out about important things to humanity -cultures, lifestyles, identities - that you may not already know about, and you get to find out about them without a looming cloud of censorship muddying up the waters.
Do it. Do it as often as you can and do not stop. Learn how to put a zine together, and then pass that knowledge onto someone else. Teach a child how to make a zine, and you will open up a door in their psyche that will lead to so many other extraordinary things. Who knows? You might wind up learning something new about yourself in the process!