moonroot birthday wishes to jess!! <3
we were hoping someone who reads our blog had some feedback!
“hello, thank you for your zines and for creating a much needed space. i was wondering if you know of any books/essays/poems surrounding insecurities/self-esteem not necessarily in the context of the white standard of beauty, but insecurities for asian womyn within the womyn of color community. ”
m o o n r o o t liveblogging
So this anthology that I’ve been working on with a bunch of dope folks for the past 6 months is coming to fruition. Last night, we got our proof of it back from the printers, and now we’re fully jumping into printing our first run of 250 copies. This is the first book I’ve ever worked on publishing before, and it is a complete labor of love (and self-published, which means we did EVERYTHING except for the actual printing and binding, which we would have done too except time constraints and money).
The anthology is titled Namjai: A Tribute to Bay Area API Poets, and contains work by over 30 poets who have called the Bay Area home at one point or another. The release party, in Oakland on February 23, will have more than half of the poets in attendance and reading their works, as well as food, music, and artwork.
The party tickets or the anthology alone (+ $3 for shipping) can be got here: http://namjai.brownpapertickets.com/ and you can join the FB event for the release party here: http://bit.ly/NamjaiReleaseParty. I hope you can help support in some way! I am hella excited to have had the chance to work with the amazing collective responsible for this book, The ReWrite, and gained incredible friends and experience out of the process.
Y’all I’ve been working with some rad people to manifest this much needed event here at Portland State University in Portland Oregon. If you could network the shit out of our poster. Maybe even trek to Portland from your nearby cities to join us is would mean a lot!
More Than Two Monologues was created in order to highlight the varied experiences of trans* and gender nonconforming folks. Our narratives are regularly invisibilized, silenced, and shamed. We believe that through sharing our narratives we can build a community of resistance!
Currently our cast is not representative of our community in it’s entirety. Though we have many exceptional voices who have agreed to share their stories we are lacking POC voices. Do you know someone who would be interested in getting involved? It’s not too late to join our cast!
Peep our facebook page!
For more info please email
In Love & Solidarity!!
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POC Zine Project featured on Colorlines.com!
I sat down with Daniela shortly after the conclusion of the POC Zine Project’s 2012 ‘Meet Me at the Race Riot’ tour to find out what role zines can play in increasing people of color’s political power.
“In each of the fourteen cities, we kept hearing similar messages,” she says. “‘This needed to happen,’ and ‘I’ve been looking for something like this.’ What they’re talking about isn’t about the zines, it’s about community. It’s about finding spaces where you don’t feel silenced, where your thoughts and feelings matter.”
Nia King: Thank you again for doing this piece and your ongoing support.
Colorlines.com: Thank you for recognizing our work! This was a terrific way to share information about our three-year anniversary and upcoming initiatives.
POC Zine Project
ABOUT THE RACE RIOT! TOUR
POC Zine Project held its first Race Riot! Tour in 2012, producing 20 events in 14 cities, which included speaking engagements at six universities. Click here to view photos from the POC Zine Project: 2012 Race Riot! Tour tour finale at Death By Audio in Brooklyn and access all the tour stop recaps.
We will be taking the Race Riot! Tour through 14 more cities in 2013. Stay tuned!
SUPPORT POC ZINE PROJECT
If everyone in our community gave $1, we would more than meet our fundraising goal for 2013. If you have it to spare, we appreciate your support. All funds go to our 2013 tour, the Legacy Series and the poverty zine series.
DONATE link via PayPal: http://bit.ly/SHdmyh
You can also send well-concealed cash or a check! Email firstname.lastname@example.org for details or if you have questions.
Info about the poverty zine series: http://bit.ly/RLVTVt
This article is so exciting!
The theme for the upcoming issue #5 (Spring, 13’) of my fanzine Muchacha is “Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century”. I am calling out to Latina/Chicana/Hispanic identified women worldwide to contribute their voices though an array of mediums including poetry, essays, art, comics, etc. I want this issue to serve as a time capsule for future generations of Brown women. Let our voices be heard and let us pick up the pieces and continue the lessons of our foremothers. As Gloria Anzaldúa brilliantly said: “I will no longer be made to feel ashamed of existing. I will have my voice: Indian, Spanish, white. I will have my serpent’s tongue - my woman’s voice, my sexual voice, my poet’s voice. I will overcome the tradition of silence.”
Join me in overcoming the traditions of silence. To submit your contributions contact me at Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com with “Brown Queen” as the subject. Deadline for submissions is March 1st, 2013.
La tema de mi próxima edición #5 (Primavera, 13’) di me revistilla Muchacha es “Brown Queen: Latina Voices of the 21st Century” (Reina Morena: Voces Latinas Del Siglo 21). Estoy llamando a las mujeres identificadas como Latina/Chicana/Hispana por todo el mundo para contribuir sus voces a través de una variedad de medios incluyendo poesía, ensayos, arte, cómicos, etc. Quiero que esta edición sirva como una cápsula del tiempo para las futuras generaciones de mujeres Latinas. Deje que nuestras voces se escuchen, y deje que nosotros recogemos los pedazos y seguir las lecciones de nuestras antepasadas. Como Gloria Anzaldúa brillantemente dijo: “Ya no mi hará sentir vergüenza por existir. Tendré mi voz: India, Español, blanca. Tendré mi lengua de serpiente - la voz de mi mujer, mi voz sexual, la voz de mi poeta. Voy a superar la tradición del silencio.”
Acompáñeme en el vencimiento de las tradiciones de silencio. Para enviar sus contribuciones póngase en contacto conmigo Riotgrrrl56@yahoo.com con “Reina Morena” en el título. Fecha límite para submisions es Marzo 1st, 2013.
color version of my piece in MOONROOT (issue 2)