Whether you’re hoping to document a recent project, sketch out some comics, or tear down patriarchy, zines are a simple way to independently publish your work. Zines (short for fanzines or mini magazines) can be full of politics, essays, poems, doodles, research, prose, cartoons, portraits, manifestos, or anything your brain can think up. Zines can be simply created using a single sheet of paper or complexly designed using computer programs and special binding stitches. These pamphlet-booklet-zine-creations can be created independently or collaboratively, within an hour or over multiple workshop sessions.
Want to bring zine-making to your youth group or artist friends? Reach out and we’ll connect you with one of our pro zinesters.
The ArtWrite Collective is co-hosting Teen Pride Arts: Break the Silence with GSAFE on April 17th at Goodman Community Center. We’re looking forward to a night of celebration to follow the day of silence. Show up for our open mic, some interactive art making, and fun!
This event is designed with teens and youth in mind. We will be meeting with GSAs in Dane County over the next few weeks to create zines that will be distributed at the main event! If your youth group would like to participate by creating a zine in advance, and you’d either like our help in creating or printing those zines, reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our collective is committed to creative youth development, where young people are supported in sharing their voices and are seen as resources. We work with young folks who share from a deep place in the gut and who are courageous enough to share even when they are hurting. Two of these young folks told their piece at last night’s Police & Fire Commission, alongside many others. The room was packed, they were exhausted from a day of rallying, and they still showed up to leave it all out on the table. We are so, so proud of their bravery in response to Tony Robinson’s death.
“I have a history. I have a past. I am in a safe place now, but because of events like this, I don’t feel safe the moment I leave the house. If people treated me only based on my troubled history, I would have to fear for my life. Nothing I do should result in me dying because of how I’m perceived based on my past. The way that I look shouldn’t put me at risk, either. And if you think I’m more dangerous than a grown man with a gun, then I am in real trouble.”