deafula

Kerri Radley
writes zines
is deaf
wordsmiths for a living
and is a total badass

“Ableism must be included in our analysis of oppression and in our conversations about violence, responses to violence and ending violence. Ableism cuts across all of our movements because ableism dictates how bodies should function against a mythical norm—an able-bodied standard of white supremacy, heterosexism, sexism, economic exploitation, moral/religious beliefs, age and ability. Ableism set the stage for queer and trans people to be institutionalized as mentally disabled; for communities of color to be understood as less capable, smart and intelligent, therefore “naturally” fit for slave labor; for women’s bodies to be used to produce children, when, where and how men needed them; for people with disabilities to be seen as “disposable” in a capitalist and exploitative culture because we are not seen as “productive;” for immigrants to be thought of as a “disease” that we must “cure” because it is “weakening” our country; for violence, cycles of poverty, lack of resources and war to be used as systematic tools to construct disability in communities and entire countries.”

ladiesagainsthumanity:

rachelfershleiser:

amiwithani:

In process for us, ladies of the Internet. #crafts #cross-stitch #feminism

Ami is my everything.

If someone makes me this pillow I will be your best friend in the entire world.

I need this in my life.

ladiesagainsthumanity:

rachelfershleiser:

amiwithani:

In process for us, ladies of the Internet. #crafts #cross-stitch #feminism

Ami is my everything.

If someone makes me this pillow I will be your best friend in the entire world.

I need this in my life.

fanzines:

Issue 2 of Collide - an amazing zine about physical and mental illness

fanzines:

Issue 2 of Collide - an amazing zine about physical and mental illness

piltdownlad:

Piltdownlad #10 – Behind the Wheel: A Lyft Driver’s Log 
From the trenches of San Francisco’s sharing economy: A Lyft confessional.
Ride shotgun with me as I cruise through San Francisco’s latest Tech Boom and divulge the stories, conversations and opinions of the passengers I pick up along the way.
Read excerpts here and here.
A Kindle Version is available now. The illustrated print copy with navigational maps is coming soon. Preorder to ensure a copy.

piltdownlad:

Piltdownlad #10 – Behind the Wheel: A Lyft Driver’s Log

From the trenches of San Francisco’s sharing economy: A Lyft confessional.

Ride shotgun with me as I cruise through San Francisco’s latest Tech Boom and divulge the stories, conversations and opinions of the passengers I pick up along the way.

Read excerpts here and here.

A Kindle Version is available now. The illustrated print copy with navigational maps is coming soon. Preorder to ensure a copy.

Tour schedule!!!! GET STOKED!

theovens:

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7/18- Columbus, OH @Cat Science with Katherine and Raw Pony
7/19- Pittsburgh,PA @ house show with Swimsuit Addition and The Lopez
7/20- Philadelphia, PA@ Lava Space
7/21- Boston, MA@ Midway Cafe with Shepherdess and Fur Purse
7/22- Athens, OH @house show
7/23- Girls rock camp Athens…

My Parents are Dead and My Sister is Disabled

eisforedna:

On May 28th, my sister, Edna, turned 31.

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Her mental age is about three years old. She loves Winnie the Pooh, Beauty & the Beast, and Sesame Street. Even though the below picture is unconvincing.

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Edna and “Cookie.” I think she was trying to play it cool.

My name is…

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defacedfromhumanity:

Oh my god my heart

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strangerdistro:

niaking:

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.

MIMI THI NGUYEN FOREVER <3 <3 <3

kellymce:

iowawomensarchives:

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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stolensharpierevolution:

It’s here!
31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014
Get Ready!
-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com &amp; write about IZM
-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)
-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month
 GO!
ZINE EVENT: 
26 - 1 July - Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conferece (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!
1 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!
2 - Re-read your favorite zines - Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!
3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro
4 - Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!
5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.
6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.
7 - Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week
8 - Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.
9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know
10 - Send a care package to a zine friend
11 - Make some mail art!
ZINE EVENTS:
12 - OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)
12 - Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)
12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)
12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed
13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.
14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)
15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!
16 - Send your zine to a distro for consideration
17 - Review a zine online or write a review to share
18 - Order from a different zine distro than usual
19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!
20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.
21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
22 - Send your zine to a zine library
23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.
24 - Organize your zine collection
25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines
26- Submit something to a compilation zine
27 - Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!
28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!
29- Post photo of you with your zine or zinecollection.
30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed &amp; read zines all day if you can
31 - HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.
 EXTRA CREDIT
-Read a zine everyday
-Attend a zine event
-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com
-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines
-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine
-Write about your progress daily online
Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to:
International Zine Month
c/o Portland Button Works
1322 North Killingsworth
Portland, Oregon 97217
USA

stolensharpierevolution:

It’s here!

31 Days of International Zine Month July 2014

Get Ready!

-Sign in to WeMakeZines.ning.com & write about IZM

-Sign up for 24 hour zine challenge (24hourzines.com)

-Use #IZM2014 when writing online about International Zine Month

 GO!

ZINE EVENT:

26 - 1 July - Zines At The American Library Association Annual Conferece (Las Vegas, Nevada) I’ll be at the ALA with posters!

1 - Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!

2 - Re-read your favorite zines - Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!

3 - Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 - Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!

5 - Teach yourself a  new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 - Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

7 - Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 - Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 - Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 - Send a care package to a zine friend

11 - Make some mail art!

ZINE EVENTS:

12 - OC Zine Fest  (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 - Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium (Portland, Oregon, USA)

12 - Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 - Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 - ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)

15 - Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 - Send your zine to a distro for consideration

17 - Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 - Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 - Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 - Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

21 - International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 - Send your zine to a zine library

23 - Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 - Organize your zine collection

25 - Teach a friend or family member about zines

26- Submit something to a compilation zine

27 - Organize a zine event! any size! big or small!

28 - Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photo of you with your zine or zinecollection.

30 - Read some zines! Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 - HallowZINE  Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

 EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Here’s the activity poster for 2014 International Zine Month! Print off your own copy here, get one free with orders from Portland Button Works, or send a stamp or IRC (International Reply Coupon) to:

International Zine Month

c/o Portland Button Works

1322 North Killingsworth

Portland, Oregon 97217

USA

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