Punk is the fourth project in Sarah McCarry’s (of Glossolalia zine) Guillotine chapbook series. This one features a conversation between Mimi Thi Nguyen (Slander, Race Riot) and Golnar Nikpour (former MRR coordinator) on different parts of punk: their personal histories, the notion of punk politics, punk as it is represented in academia & archives, the people in punk who are often dismissed, and more. From the Guillotine website — “Punk is a moving target”: Punk is an unwieldy object of study–because of fictions that circulate as truth, absences in archives and the questionable subject of recovery, and the passage of “minor” details into fields of knowledge. A conversation about the politics of methodology, and historiography, of subculture. 32 pages, letterpressed covers, necessary reading for punks everywhere.

Get it for $10 + shipping over at Stranger Danger!

Now back in stock at Stranger Danger! With all profits from this edition going to Maximum Rocknroll! So much love for this project!

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A collection of sixteen unique and honest conversations you won’t read anywhere else…

Mixed-race queer art activist Nia King left a full-time job in an effort to center her life around making art. Grappling with questions of purpose, survival, and compromise, she started a podcast called We Want the Airwaves in order to pick the brains of fellow queer and trans artists of color about their work, their lives, and “making it” - both in terms of success and in terms of survival.

In this collection of interviews, Nia discusses fat burlesque with Magnoliah Black, queer fashion with Kiam Marcelo Junio, interning at Playboy with Janet Mock, dating gay Latino Republicans with Julio Salgado, intellectual hazing with Kortney Ryan Ziegler, gay gentrification with Van Binfa, getting a book deal with Virgie Tovar, the politics of black drag with Micia Mosely, evading deportation with Yosimar Reyes, weird science with Ryka Aoki, gay public sex in Africa with Nick Mwaluko, thin privilege with Fabian Romero, the tyranny of “self-care” with Lovemme Corazón, “selling out” with Miss Persia and Daddie$ Pla$tik, the self-employed art activist hustle with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarsinha, and much, much more. Welcome to the future of QPOC art activism.

Buy it here.

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I got crapandemic's latest mini zine in the mail yesterday and it is so good. In Let’s Wreck Their Precious Perfect Little Town, Julia Eff writes nostalgically about growing up rurally, and their affection for the loneliness and shitty coffee and great distances between mediocre destinations that go along with being an angsty rural subculture of one.

I also grew up in a crummy nowhere town, and reading this zine made me miss the big spaces between things, how long we drove to get to the party or whatever arbitrarily chosen destination, and made me miss the way that, before we carried cell phones, quiet spaces opened up between things, and you had the space in your brain for true teen brooding, and waiting, and smoking cigarettes. Most of the things that make me happy are in cities, but there are some important rural sadnesses that I am missing out on, and this zine brought ‘em back full force. It’s $1.25 and you can and should buy it here!

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I WANT MY MTV12!!!!!!!!!! HAVE YOU SEEN MTV12???


so into so many of these songs + videos + bands! YESSS.

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[img: 5 rows of multicolored zines clipped to string hanging on a wall.]



Hung my zines up in my new room today

10/10 - was a good decision.

awwww issue #6 of my perzine series is on here :)

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"You deserve to take up space."

- Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie  (via fatseux)

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Folded a bunch more of my new zine and stamped a bunch of envelopes with my sweet new batty stamp!! You could have a copy to call your own for less than the price of a gas station coffee. You should probably get on that.


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The 4th annual Albuquerque Zine Fest takes place on October 4th!

A+ graphics right here

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Ofrenda: A Zine Anthology by Celia Perez


Sweet Candy Press is publishing my twenty year zine anthology! Visit the Indiegogo site to find out how you can support this project. And feel free to share the link with anyone who might be interested. Thank you!

celia perez (of I Dreamed I Was Assertive + about a million other zines) is a badass who has been doing this zine junk for TWENTY YEARS. support her work! order this anthology!

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"Him and I, we had a fight
The kind where nobody wins
He used his hands
I pleaded, but he had me pinned
You know when you take a bath and never get clean?
The bruises that never show…
I thought you’d know what I mean.

But you changed your mind
This time, you changed your mind
Because you’re somehow the victim
You changed your mind
So cast it off, it never meant
You changed your mind
because it’s easy, because you can

So you changed your mind

Well, if he’s a monster then you live under my bed
He roughed me up but you left me for dead
And I can get your silence out of my head
But just remember, I know what you did.”

When I very suddenly found myself in an abusive relationship, my mind went in many different directions at once. I was angry and hated the man that I was with, I was scared of him and wanted to run away from him, I was scared of him and wanted to please him so he wouldn’t hurt me again, so we could pretend it never happened and that I was a good enough person. I worried that my friends would be mad at me, that they wouldn’t want to speak to me anymore. I wanted so desperately to talk to some of them and hide away in their bedrooms. I wanted to defiantly stand in front of my abuser and say every perfect thing to make him feel small. But mostly I wanted to close my eyes and forget everything and never tell a single soul.

But I did. The first person I told, who was my ex and the closest person to me at the time, told me I was probably lying because I didn’t leave the abuser immediately. He then made demands that I cut it off with this person, tell him exactly why, and never see him again. When I didn’t do those things, as this was during a time when I could not take care of myself, he said that it was all very hard on him, that I should be proud of him because he managed to stay sober throughout this, that he would never do anything like this to me, and that he would never forgive me. Him and I no longer speak. This song is about my ex and people like him who claim to be allies, who are comfortable supporting minorities against the media or the government, but run back to their privilege once they or someone in their community is called out or challenged. But there’s more to this post than just him.

The second person I told paused afterwards and said, “…wow, this makes me feel differently about you.” On the flip side, I had friends tell me how much they wanted to kill my abuser, how they wanted to hurt him and while a huge part of me loved hearing this, it also scared me. It felt too fresh to talk about direct, harmful things that could happen to my abuser because I imagined how enraged this would make him, and how it would only lead to more violence, and in this way it made me want to protect him so that violence didn’t fall on me. It was those that focused on me and my feelings, who let me talk it out, who didn’t pass judgment even when I did more bad things to myself, who told me it wasn’t my fault, those are the people that helped me through and out of this relationship, and I’m forever grateful that I have them in my life.

It’s important to positively support victims of abuse throughout their whole path of finding sanctuary, even if that means supporting them during times when it may look like they’re taking self-destructive steps backwards, even if the person ultimately stays in the relationship. It may seem like they are actively trying to disregard help, falling farther into a relationship with an abuser, but they may need to work out certain mental processes on their own, and it’s important to let them know that they have unconditional support. It’s difficult to support people in these situations, and if mutual friends can support each other throughout this process, then that’s even better.

I will say that it’s really cool to be in a hardcore band so that I can scream and jump and shout about how angry all of this makes me. And I highly recommend it as a non-traditional form of therapy.

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