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We were so happy to find ourselves included in Bitch Magazine's blog post about their favorites from the Portland Zine Symposium.  As always there was so much to choose from at the symposium, so it feels extra good to hear such kind words.  Thanks!


Support Reading Frenzy!

Portland's super special bookshop/gallery/event space needs our help. Reading Frenzy, who since 1994 has devoted itself to a mission of supporting independent/alternative media and culture, has been a very important part of my life in Portland: stocking their shelves with my zines, hanging my paintings on their walls, carrying crafts I made by hand when I was just learning to sew, being a resource and inspiring me along with so many other people and projects in the Portland community and beyond. I know a slow day can be lonely because I worked behind the counter there for three years, and word is that things have been especially slow lately. Please visit the shop and show them how much they matter by spending some cash. Not in Portland? You can shop online and read more about the store and their situation on their website.


Barnard College Disabiity Zine Exhibit

We were excited to hear today that When Language Runs Dry #2 has been included in an exhibit at Barnard Zine Library: 

Disability Zine Exhibit.  Curated by Lenny Sydney Adler for the Barnard Library Zine Collection
This exhibit, installed on the occasion of the Barnard Center for Research on Women Scholar & Feminist Conference, "Movements: Politics, Performance and Disability," seeks to shed light on the voices of women living and working with disabilities-telling their stories via the D.I.Y. mythos of the personal, self-published zine. Featuring a range of pieces published within the past dozen or so years, each edition contextualizes the writer's view as related to the individual's experience in punk rock, feminism, queer culture, and film. Community care, motherhood, and the underpinnings of the medical industry are discussed. Women of color, size, and different economic backgrounds are represented. This exhibit is made up of zines from the Barnard Library Zine Collection archival and circulating collections.