**new content and design for legal fundraiser**

from the new edition’s introduction… “Bros Fall Back isn’t a “movement”. It’s not a group you can like or reblog or even join for that matter. There are enough institutions already. The concept isn’t generalizable to any other alienated context. It’s not a thesis, don’t be surprised if it disrupts yr academia. Bros Fall Back was originally just something to put on flyers in hopes of making assholes think twice. It’s an oversimplification of a complicated subject. It’s a jumping off point for interacting with oppressive behavior rather than ignoring it.”

100% of proceeds go towards the legal defense fund of a trans woman being victimized by completely false charges brought on by a bro, a violent misogynist person (and now cop collaborator) who for too long wasn’t kept out of radical spaces. Redesign and reprinting by negatecity.

send an email to if you’re making an order of over 10 zines or if you’re ordering from outside of the US!!

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The Sticky Institute is all about zine culture. Think Richard Neville and Martin Sharp, think counterculture, think 1960’s underground press. And indeed, a small shop aptly located in the Melbourne underground - Campbell Arcade - Sticky’s will transport you back into an era of badge-making, typewriters, and print with attitude. Spend a couple of hours of your Saturday perusing the shelves which are stocked with independent zine titles. 

Sticky is shop 10 in Campbell Arcade, Degraves Subway. It’s the old retail arcade under Flinders St station. You can access it from the subway stairs on Flinders Street near Degraves Street.

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Ahhh The Sticky Institute is so magical. I wish I’d spent more time there.

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"Folks involved with punk music, or any subculture for that matter, all know, or at least should know, that while unendingly important in the lives of those involved, there’s a much bigger and complicated world out there. “Punk rock, don’t stop,” and don’t get me wrong, we should never stop, but we also need to keep going until we find ourselves far, far away once in a while."

- In advance of next weekend’s Philly Feminist Zine Fest (which we are very excited to be tabling at!) Cynthia Ann Shemmer reflects on how she really first found zines, love, and feminism. (via fvckthemedia)

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Biscuits & Gravy Zine

Volume 1: Love, Resilience, Possibilities

Biscuits & Gravy is a zine seeking to uplift and centralize the unique experiences of Southern Black and Brown Femmes in Queer culture. This zine aims to envision what community can look like when Black and Brown Femmes have the space to share our stories, lives, pain, love, and bodies on our own terms.

Biscuits & Gravy is a project grounded in anti-oppression, intentional solidarity, and authentic accountability in recognition of the institutional systems of power and global dominance that furthers white supremacy, colonialism, patriarchy, classism, ableism, anti-blackness, transmisogyny, cultural genocide, and various other forms of marginalization and violence.

The theme of our first issue will be “Love, Resilience, and Possibilities.” In a November 2012 interview, poet, writer, editor and educator Warsan Shire stated, “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.”

Let’s envision what home can be. How will we love? How will we persevere? How do we reach a place, a love, a world, for which we have no blueprint. Biscuits & Gravy seeks submissions from Black and Brown Queer Femmes grappling with these questions, desiring transformation. Please submit works up to 1000 words. Submissions can be, but are not limited to:

  • poetry, fiction, personal stories
  • photos/selfies
  • artwork
  • collages
  • quotes
  • music

Please send your submissions for consideration or any questions to Deadline for submissions is June 30th, 2014. Mailed submissions can also be considered.

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half legal, 36pp, $3 usd from my etsy, or message me & we can make a deal.

i write about psychological/verbal abuse, body image problems, social anxiety, general anxiety, magic eight balls, shitty coping mechanisms, how much i love jazzy, chicago zine fest.  lots of illustrations.

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There’s a little over a week until Philly Feminist Zine Fest. Can you believe how the time has flown?! (Us either!)

Just a reminder that Philly Feminist Zine Fest opens to the public at 1PM and runs until 5PM. It’s all happening at Neighborhood House. (You can get driving and transit instructions here.)

There’s a ton of stuff to get psyched for. From the 50+ rad feminist zinesters and artists tabling at the fest, to the hourly raffle prizes.

This year, the fun stretches all weekend long. Friday kicks off with an awesome zine reading at Wooden Shoe Books, exhibition day is Saturday, and if you stick around until Sunday, we hope you’ll explore the city en route to some of the ass-kicking workshops, round-tables, and skillshares we have planned for you.

Philly Feminist Zine Fest is free and open to the public. Any money raised will benefit Project SAFE. We can’t wait to see you!


Stranger Danger is SO PUMPED to be tabling at the Philly Feminist Zine Fest this weekend. Maybe we’ll see you there?

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Today we’re borrowing some items from our neighbors in Special Collections to feature a collection of zines donated by Sarah Wolfe.

Before becoming a gifted psychiatrist helping troubled children and teens, Wolfe had struggled with mental health issues of her own during the early 1990s. Along with the excellent healthcare she received from those who helped inspire her future career path, she also found solace in riot grrrl music and zines, with their emphasis on female empowerment and self-actualization. In 2008, Wolfe donated her zines to the University of Iowa, where the collection has become a valuable resource for researchers of third-wave feminism, underground music, and fan culture. 

Sarah Wolfe and her sister Suzy were killed during a break-in at their home in Pittsburgh earlier this year. Family, friends and colleagues have put together a number of charities to help celebrate their lives. The latest effort, WolfePack Goods, sells artwork to fund a scholarship to Pittsburgh’s Girls Rock camp in Sarah and Suzy’s names. Please see below for more information.

UI Special Collections: Guide to the Sarah and Jen Wolfe zine collection, 1991-2003

WolfePack Goods: home page | online store

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New zines in the catalog! Abstract Door #1, Alex #6, All I Want Is Everything #4, Birthday Party #1, Motor City Kitty #23, No Better Than Apples #10. ZINES RULE EVERYTHING.

Coming Soon: Danger Unheard, Deafula #7, Not Straight Not White Not Male, Sinvergüenza, & more!

Get ‘em here!

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Mimi Thi Nguyen is author of the book The Gift of Freedom: War, Debt, and Other Refugee Passages. She also writes the zine Slander, and edited the influential zine Evolution of a Race Riot about people of color in punk rock. In this episode, Mimi discusses her life as a punk rock professor: how she brings her anti-authoritarianism to the classroom, how the public university system is becoming increasingly privatized and corporatized, and how post-colonial feminist theory informed her angry letter to the editor at Maximum Rock’n’Roll. Read transcript (free) here. Listen online (free) here. Download ($2) here.


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so after a 2 year hiatus, heather contacted me about getting back together for a summer tour. we still haven’t figured everything out, such as where we are going or who is buying the plane ticket and borrowing equipment, but i am excited to play with the ovens again. it isn’t even the music that i am excited about, but everything that i felt while being a part of this band:

-not feeling shut down creatively and musically by dominant men.

-being able to teach myself an instrument that i thought was impossible and intimidating while not feeling under intense scrutiny or marginalization.

-sitting down at the drum set and through sweat and exhaustion, briefly blacking out from screaming, i would tell myself that i can do anything.

-hoping that after every show, we made people feel the urgency to start a band and tell people SOMETHING IMPORTANT.

-the palpable anger at our unjust society felt at some of our shows.

-seeing people who are usually shunned or marginalized within punk communities dominating the audience.

-wanting to do something constructive with my anger.

-not writing towards, playing for or worrying about dudes. (this includes writing three songs called “stupid dudes”.)

-making connections to feminists throughout the country who also wanted to change the way in which punk is run by abusers and cheats. we were trying to make or reclaim a community of feminists and queers that no one wanted us to have in the first place. 

this is what i am the most excited about.



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