Hoax #12 / $3.50 / 3 oz
Hoax is a feminist compilation zine with a changing theme, this one focusing on feminisms and healing. Hoax is always jam packed with smart, critical writing & at 78 pages long, it’s a steal for $3.50 (let’s all offer eternal thanks to editors Sari & Rachel for the work they do to keep this zine consistently rad & affordable!). There is so much in this issue: inherent worth & self-care for femmes, on staying quiet about grief & survivorship, on acknowledging & healing from trauma, on living with mental illness, on friendship & support, and way more than I have space to detail. Essential reading for feminists everywhere.
In Our Hands #1 / $2 / 2 oz
The subtitle of this one is “Using a Community Accountability Approach to Address Sexual Violence, Abuse, & Oppression.” Compiled by a community accountability group in Pittsburgh of the same name, this zine documents the basic practices the group has taken in its formation: the language they use when discussing accountability & sexual violence, a thorough process map that guides readers through a community accountability process, and other helpful information on how to help survivors heal. This is a fantastic resource for folks looking to start an accountability process in their community, or even for those who are looking to simply support a friend who is in need of love during a time of healing.
It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology (Volume One) / $15 / 13+ oz
The first of two Truckface anthologies, this thick book (360 pages!) contains issues 7 – 11 of LB’s long-running & exceptional zine. From the back cover: “From scooping chicken salads to selling dirty clothes to shelving books to teacher training, It’s Alright: A Truckface Anthology details years of embarrassment and missteps. This volume contains stories of rowdy backyard brawls, awful customer service, awkward social interactions, underpants dance parties, staying angry and learning how to try.” Truckface is the best zine out there, and we’re fortunate to have another chance to dig through its earlier, out-of-print issues. Read this & feel alive. Highly recommended.
(Because this book weighs a ton, please email me if you’re outside of the USA & interested in buying this so that I can determine your shipping cost!)