Zines and forgetfulness1
Gracias a Maegan Mamita Mala for the review at Vivir Latino.
Organized around the ideas of interior peace and it’s supposed opposite, rage and grief, this zine asks the eternal question of “why am I here” and answers through words that Martinez writes “never found a home” but here they do.2
Today would have been Mr Rogers’ 84th birthday. Thanks for showing me how to rock a cardigan and always been a kind neighbor.
one time some dudes stole mr. rogers’s car, and it got into the news, like you’d expect
the next day the car was back where he’d left it with a note that said “we’re so sorry, we never would’ve taken it if we’d known it was yours”
I like to think they recognized this as a sign from god and turned their lives around
another true story: mr. rogers lobbied in favor of vcrs back when the tv and movie industries were against them, because he wanted families to be able to record shows and watch them together
he was always, always thinking about children, letting them know it’s okay to be sad or scared or mad and how to deal with it, letting them know there’s at least one person in the world who loves them just the way they are
and no matter who you were, no matter why you crossed his path, he wanted to know about your life and understand you and be your friend
I believe he is a for-real saint and I wish I could be more like him but it’s okay, I know he loves me just the way I am
I’ve completed two zines and talk about being sick here. Thanks for listening.2
Aurora at 18.
Aurora Levins Morales (b. February 24, 1954) is a Puerto Rican Jewish writer and poet. She is significant within Latina Feminism and “Third World Feminism” as well as other social justice movements.
Aurora Levins Morales was born…
Aurora is very sick right now. It’s dire. I’ll add a link when I’m a computer but she needs emergency funding for medical help.
once they move the US history books to the fiction section, I’ll give them a cookie.
S.alt Media Review
just posting the call out again…carry on.
Hi, I’m seeking zines and writers for S.alt Media Review, a zine that reviews POC and WOC (People of color and Women of color) written zines and projects.
I’m looking for zines by people of color to review in an upcoming review zine featuring zines and alt media written/produced by people of color. My name is Noemi Martinez and I wrote Hermana, Resist and a few others and ran C/S Tiendita. I’m looking to showcase zines and projects by people of color. I’d also like to include in depth articles, essays and pieces on zines, zine collections and the histories of alternative media as it pertains to people of color. Being a lover of diy ethics and edupunk, if you have integrated zines into your curriculum, classroom and lessons, I’d love to include your philosophy, how you were able to work zines (by people of color! as part of history!) into your class.
*For the first issue, I’m also looking for essays from mujeres (women of color) describing how the WOC zinesters of the late 90s and early 2000 influenced you. With Race Riot 2 and Evolution of a Race Riot becoming available by digital format now, I’d like pieces written about the content of these zines but also the ways in which these influenced our productions and projects, education and writing.
If you’d like to write an article on either one of these zines or others, get in touch with me.
Artwork would be cool too. S.alt Media Review will be released 3-4 a year.
Let’s work on the first issue! So in review, get in touch with me if you’d like to collaborate as a writer, editor or artist -and funding!
here’s the call out:
emails are good:
noemi.mtz at gmail1