Hey! My friend Charlotte has this feminist art collective called Project:BABE, and they do a zine called GirlZone. She’s basically asked me to curate the third issue and have it be all about male feminists and stuff. We’re gonna call it Mankini Kill, after an injoke about a tibute band that I wish I could start.
Both of the previous issues have been about one specific issue - the first one was about body hair, for example - so instead of attempting to go too broad and cover all the issues that I’d like to cover in a small space and do a bad job, I think it’d be interesting for this issue to specifically be given over to accounts of male feminists, or at least male feminist allies, and what drew them to it. I would love to deal with some other subjects and cover, say, trans experiences in relation to feminism, and all sorts of other things, but I think it’d be unfair to assume that I’m an authority on anything other than my own experience, and that those subjects are better left for later, when we can do them justice.
So are there any male-identifying people out there who are just generally half-decent human beings and are interested in writing about it? What does feminism mean to you? What started your interest in it? However you want to express it. I’m a big fan of wordy, text-based zines but this one has generally been more art-based, so I’m open to anything.
Drop me a message on here and we’ll sort something out. Deadline for submissions is September 24th.
This week, I’ll be creating spotlight posts for all the zine stalls featured at the GGB Zine Fest on 25th August!
Photo of Tukru by Lizzie Matching Stars
Vampire Sushi is a little zine distro mostly selling perzines of the feminist and/or queer variety, but also much more, including sassy badges & patches and stuff. Based in Chatham, Kent, Vampire Sushi is run by Tukru of Your Pretty Face Is Going Straight To Hell zine and has been around since halloween 2009.
Tukru will also be giving a zine reading of her Roller Derby drop-out piece from Pretty Face #15!
that picture is seems so old (from london zine symposium 2011) to me now. my hairs a lot longer but i do still wear that cardigan (and i probably will saturday if it’s not this fucking hot) and i will definitely bring the horsey table cloth.
Hi - when I try to add a copy of 'Tempest in a Teacup #4' to my shopping basket at the distro, it keeps adding another copy of #5 (which I'd also like to order!). Just wondering if it's out of stock or if there's an HTML fudge-up :)
it was a html boo-boo! thank you for pointing it out, have just fixed it. i’d be quick with the order, cos i’m gonna close the distro for the weekend (going up to birmingham for little zine party!) in the next couple of hours (was gonna do it now, but i’ll let you finish your order)