Featured are self-published works in collaboration with numerous Bay Area QTBIPOC artists. This digital and print catalog provides a safe space for creative expression by underrepresented voices. Zines are a fun production to collaborate on for sharing art, literature, music, health, food, social and political information. We primarily collaborate with Bay Area’s QTBIPOC community on curating collections based on various themes such as abolition, resistance, wellbeing, and movements expressed through various mediums and skill-sets of artistry. In an effort to provide free education and resources through creative editorials, we ground our themes in ethnic studies, critical race theory, restorative justice, transformative accountability, anti-racism, and belonging, dignity, and justice (BDJ). Together, we can reimagine and create the spaces we want to flourish in by using poetry, music, creative writing, illustrations, videography, and the numerous forms of art.
All print purchases of the zines are charged by sliding scale and proceeds from sales are donated to various Bay Area grassroots initiatives or mutual aid requests. We welcome orders from institutions and white folks but we ask for donations for engaging with QTBIPOC knowledge and art.
A community art zine was created as a means of questioning and discussing the concepts of “space” and “freedom”. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, protests, and many events of 2020, this zine is a community project to step back, cope and respond. What is space? What is freedom? How can we find freedom during a time where we are confined in space? The many works in this zine bring to life these questions – music, poetry, and visual art interpret “space” and “place.” Proceeds from sales were donated to Homies Empowerment and La Casa de las Madres.