bibliophiliac zines are perzines about the life of a 39 year old disabled queer Boricua librarian
Training Wheels ia about a cross country Amtrak train trip. Beer Jawn is about the craft beer movement from a feminist perspective. What Happened is about being sexually assaulted. My Left Foot is about the isolation of being in a wheelchair for six months. Gen-X Garbage is screenshots of men using racist costumes in their online dating profiles. Gen-X Garbage 2 is sexually aggressive messages men sent me during six months of online dating.
I started making zines in the late 90s because I wanted to document the independent music scene as I saw it. Though I never finished that zine, I held onto the dream until I finally made my first zine after I finished college a decade later.
I use Microsoft Publisher to format my writing & digital photography into a booklet. I write either on my cellphone or laptop notepad, and I take photos with the camera on my cellphone.
Zines are an equitable way for everyone to share our stories, research, and ideas.
My favorite part of zines is the culture. I love trading with zinesters, especially at zine fests. It's like we're destroying capitalism with every trade.