Saturday, November 19, 2011


Feeling really inspired today after being on this panel at the Jacksonville Public Library.

The talk was about zines, The Personal is Political. Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, LeTigre, Julie Ruin) was the keynote, and It was such and honor to be a part of a conversation with someone who was one of the folks who paved the way for me as a musician and artist!

I haven't done a zine in 5 or 6 years, but it was great to be invited to be on the panel because that is my artistic root. I made my first zine when I was 17. Interviewing bands and doing punk show reviews, then I moved away from that and started writing about my experience as a black women in the punk scene. It was a really special time period of my life because I was so vulnerable with people I didn't know. Through my zines I became penpals with other women of color who had similar experiences to me. This was so crucial to my creative life, just to feel that I was not alone. So when I got home I looked through some of my old zines.....part embarassing, part cool.


  1. I've always wanted to make a zine! Is yours still available to read or are they all completely out of print?

  2. They are all out of print, sadly. But i know that they are a part of some zine archives like the one at the San Francisco public library, not sure where else though.

  3. Hmm, well. I guess you will just have to do make another one, right? Right?? You know people wanna read that shit.
    p.s. congrats on the panel, it sounds awesome!!

  4. wow. . .really nice art. . .thanks a lot for showing it to me..keep it up ...
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