There is no one way to be genderqueer.
Style your hair how you want, choose your own name, wear what makes you comfortable, demand your pronouns be used, wear makeup or don’t, shave or don’t. It’s up to you.
If it’s not safe for you to be yourself yet, this post is for you too. You are beautiful and your identity is valid and you deserve the chance to be yourself too.
this zine explores self healing through the use of plants, examples of topics included: anxiety, depression, insomnia, bladder infections, acne, colds/coughs and much more, this zine also touches on self love through beautiful submissions of personal experiences. 33 pages with colour artwork.
AVAILABLE in person - 5-10$ sliding scale OR online @https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/179880242/radical-self-healing-zine
"ALIENS EXIST" ZINE
I am pleased to announce that my zines are officially on sale! Buy your copy HERE!! 12 full color pages of paranormal goodness can be yours for only $8
I’ll be giving away 3 copies to some of you lucky tumblr users! Reblog for a chance to win. Winners announced on Friday, March 21st.
Via Christina Wheeler At Calls for Submissions/WeMakeZines:
My partner and I are opening a self-publishing store in Tacoma sometime in late summer called The Nearsighted Narwhal. The purpose of the store is to bring to consumers zines, books, music, and everything else handmade and self-published. We will be offering workshops on self-publishing and art, have regular events take place there like open mic and spoken word, and also have a coffee and itty bitty eatery there as well. We are super excited to get the ball rolling on this!
This is where you come in. We need to build up our inventories before our doors open in just a few months. If you would like to consign any zines, books, comics, music, patches, buttons, art, or anything else handmade to our store, now is the time. We would like to open with a vast array of materials from different people and it would be awesome if you participated! If you have any zines, books, or anything else self-made that you’d like us to carry it’d be a welcome addition to our little store.
Contact us and we can send you an e-mail with the consignment agreement attached for you to fill out and send back with your stuff.
P.S. if you know of anyone that might be interested in helping us out, could you help spread the word? Thanks!
Also, you could give our page a like to keep up on our progress and, eventually, events and inventory we’ll be carrying.
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
Hi y’all! I wanted to thank several of you for expressing messages of support when I posted about potentially closing my zine distro, The Alchemist’s Closet. AC has distributed queer, trans, feminist, anarchist and punk zines for 8 years. It has always been a non-profit, single-person effort. As the distro has grown, so has order volume, and it is difficult to keep up!
Fully closing the distro is not my desire, and news of this potential closure has upset a few folks who feel that AC is an important project. I am also the sole distributor for several zines and zinesters who have placed their trust in me to bring their zines to the world. Therefore, I will not do a total closure, and will keep alchemistscloset.org up and running with an author list, grab bags, and a rotating selection of zines. That means that if you are a consigner/wholesaler, your zine will be rotated into available inventory periodically. If your zine is currently not listed, that is just because I have not yet listed it, or it is low in stock! There is no judgement implied in what zines are available at any given time, including as I begin downsizing.
Consignees and wholesalers, you will receive the full measure of payment for your zines and they will be sent out either as they are rotated through the inventory or in curated queer/trans/feminist zine grab bags. If you have any questions, please get in touch!
There may be a few hiccups as I get all this sorted out, so please bear with me! Thanks so much for your support for AC, which has been a wonderful and exciting project and will continue to be, in a more manageable and less stressful way. <3
I’m beginning to give serious thought to closing the Alchemist’s Closet zine distro. I would still retain several zines, and would help any zinesters who distribute solely through me to find another avenue for distribution if they were interested. But for a number of reasons I’m strongly considering closing the distro.
The biggest reason is probably that I do not want to become well-known on the internet. While I’ve been on this site (tumblr) I’ve seen people be threatened with death, told to commit suicide, and more. Sometimes those who were targeted held opinions were good and just and sometimes they were thoughtless, ignorant and oppressive. In both cases, my heart hurt and I felt tremendous anxiety. As a person who’s suffered from extreme and delusional anxiety in the past, I’ve become probably unreasonably concerned about the possibility that I could someday be the target of such threats, and that these could destroy the distro that has meant so much to me as well as my ability to interact online. I’m not thick-skinned. I always want to remain open to call-outs when they need to happen, because like everyone I make mistakes, but I’m not talking about that. I’m referring rather, to verbal abuse. In my worries, I’m imagining getting 100, 200 messages, threats and even references to personal information about me. I’m not able to intelligently analyze the degree of those threats because of my anxiety around it being so very disproportional sometimes. Yet whenever I see some small-time blogger’s post picked someone with a larger platform, I know that no one is immune.
Secondly, I have become very busy and orders have not been going out on time. And lastly, I may want to focus more on other things— my art, or programming. Together, these things make it very likely that I will close the distro. I will not be offering the opportunity to transfer it to someone else, because the distro feels, as it always has, very much like my baby. I would sell down the inventory and run sales as necessary to clear things out, pay my consignees, and continue with perhaps a small Etsy shop with a few zines.
What I do know is that I have been primarily promoting via Tumblr and I can no longer consistently log in here without feeling tremendous anxiety. I also represent the work of many zinesters, and zines are an imperfect thing always, and I cannot be responsible for the content of the zines that I curate or sell.
Whatever I decide, here is what I can guarantee: Orders will go out, and all consignees will be paid or have materials returned to them. I’m a big fan of packing up neatly and wrapping up loose ends.
I’m looking forward to continuing to be an activist in my community and offline work, and to be held accountable within the context of relationships and friendships, not in a vast court of public opinion whose existence causes me tremendous anxiety. Thanks for being here, and take care.