As a collective, we all have difference styles and but come together to showcase how we feel about our society.
A true riot grrl at heart, Emily's work has been dismantling the patriarchy since the day she was born. Emily's focus is
Mel's zine explore reclamation of space and property. She draws from the DIY ethos of punk by using appropriation and visual language to deliver socio-politically conscious messages to a wide audience. She subverts the derogatory connotations associated with graffiti by using it to reclaim bodies, spaces, objects and ideas.
Chynna brings the power of cannabis and female punk magic. As an illustrator, she hopes to de-stimatize cannabis and create art that is female centric. She mostly focuses on illustrative art zines.
Being able to trade our zines with people after! Obviously, we are thoughtful about creating content and put in countless hours in creating zines that are meaningful to us, but the fact that we literally make friends just by trading zine is seriously THE BEST. We look forward to zine fests merely so we can see what our friends have been up to and also meet new zinesters. There is so much amazing work out there!
Zine are important in regards to independent publishing because since FOREVER, we cannot count on the the mass media to give us any accurate information. With the existence of the DIY movement, WE believe in the power of alternative communication. Zines allow us to help distribute our own ideas in a tangible and affordable way. #diyordietrying
Do your own research and be inspired by the things around you. Go to local music shows. Go to peaceful protests. Attend local zine fests and talk to other zinesters. You can create a zine about any subject matter. Be thoughtful about materials and how to want to showcase your work. Also, have fun!! We as a collective are very passionate and serious about our work but also enjoy the process of creating and knowing that we contributing to something important in the world.