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What is a Zine?

So, what is a zine you ask? It is more than just a piece of paper- it’s a declaration of identity, a catalyst for change and a celebration of individuality. It is a form or art that educates, inspires and connects community!

A zine is a handmade mini magazine often dedicated to adding unheard voices to community and typically focusing on niche topics or alternative viewpoints. What sets zines apart is their creative artistic composition, making them a powerful medium for self-expression and community engagement. Zines have the potential to share storytelling, activism and creative exploration.

A zine can take many forms and cover a wide range of subjects including personal narratives, social issues, art, poetry and more. The beauty of zines lies in their accessibility and inclusivity- anyone can make one! What makes zines unique is their ability to amplify diverse voices and perspectives that may not be represented in mainstream media.

They provide a platform for marginalized communities to share their stories and experiences. Creating a zine is an empowering process that allows individuals to express themselves freely through mixed media, illustration or writing.

Each zine reflects the unique voice and vision of its creator!

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