An alphabetical list of the Zinesters for LBZF19. Click a name to view their profile or visit the Zinesters page to explore by photo.
Mi Desorden Zine
Zines were an essential part of my life growing up in Southern California. As an immigrant, I did not see myself within mainstream publications. It was only through zines that I found a community and my voice as a creator. Throughout my life, I created zines as a form of a contribution to the continuous dialog of independent media voices. I currently continue to make zines but I also strongly encourage others to create zines through my part-time work at DSTL arts. With some guidance, I am able to help others find their voice within zine culture. The importance of creating continuing to create printable media is necessary to keep a truly independent culture.
Zines have always helped me to better understand marginalized voices not published in mainstream journals. Zines act as a guide to readers to learn more about underrepresented stories and artists of color that are traditionally ignored within the US media landscape. I also believe that our zines have personally and professionally led us to discover our voices as writers. Growing up with a learning disability it was difficult for me to engage in classroom discussions about our reading assignments. Zines helped to branch out to literature and seek out more advanced media text.