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.
Hoax #13 / $3.50 / 3 oz
The theme Hoax #13 is feminisms and spaces, and it just may be my favorite one yet. As always, Hoax makes room for wide-ranging interpretations of the theme, meaning that the specific topic of each essay varies, and that is precisely what makes this zine so good. This one includes writing on the ways that bodies can take up space or become invisible, on the idea of safe(r) spaces (in relation to workplaces, our communities, and the world at large), a brief history of fagazines, passing on the internet, and so much more. I kept having to put this zine down & come back to it, because many of the essays made me pause & reflect. I bet the same will happen to you, too.
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!)