Art School is Hell: $3.00 Shipping $0.66
This zine reflects on the frustrations of attempting to create art as a POC in white-dominated communities and schools. Edited by Nia King, "Art School is Hell" contains several contributions from artists of color, including poems, short pieces, and illustrations. As an artist of color, this zine validated the difficulties and loneliness I have faced within art communities.
Borderlands: Tales from Disputed Territories between race and cultures: $2.50 Shipping $0.66
This zine is a collection of short stories, memoirs,
drawings, and critical essays that examine the mixed-race label and explores what
it means to identify as a specific race at the cost of “erasing” the other
parts of oneself. It isn’t an easy read, and it’s not supposed to be; it is a
mixture of academic terms we might find in gender studies courses and of
personal reflections, or testimonios.
The concept of “new racism” is unpacked here, which is described as the history
of internalized racism “we face in trying to undo damage done by assimilation
in generations past, the racism that negates our right to self-identify and
prevents others from seeing us the way we want to be seen, the way we see
The painful theme of answering, “soooo, what are you?” comes up in almost every writer’s story.
Not being enough of one race, or being too much of
another is a constant battle. The state of being in flux is a reality
mixed-race people of color endure, and we really witness this in these stories.
It is hard to describe the tokenism and racial violence when we are seen as one
race or color, but also simultaneously seen as a fraud when viewed through the
eyes of someone else.
The privilege of having people see you the way you want to be seen is something that is hard to express to people who are not mixed race people of color. This zine explores what it’s like when you don’t have that, the constant quest to have your identity validated, a battle against erasure.
The beauty of the writers is in their abilities to slide in and out of identities, either by choice or through others’ inclusions and exclusions, and through a diverse range of storytelling, we experience this gift.
Borderlands It's a Family
Affair #2: $3.00 Shipping $0.66
The second edition of Borderlands Nia compiles a compelling volume of essays about Mixed Race families. Some of the most moving and beautifully written stories on family life. Each essay is an explanation of complex relationships to family and identity and the different ways each individual experienced family life as a Mixed Race person. Add this to your zine collection ASAP!
Bubby: $1.00 Shipping $0.46
Written by Jolie who writes a ton of different zines, pens this powerful zine about dealing with her families drug and alcohol abuse and her own personal struggles. Jolie speaks from her perspective about her alcohol abuse and how she chose to get her life on track. Bubby explains the events that lead up to her brother's incarceration and the impact in had on her family. Honest, poignant, and powerful read. TW: Drug abuse and intense language
Cats Hate Cops: $4.00 Shipping $0.86
150 years of cats attacking cops. Cute and fun and the only zine about cats I will ever carry.
This is not the fucking "Cats Hate Cops" zine distro and I do not
run this distro just to distribute this zine. Research and Destroy
asked/chose this distro intentionally to take on a few of it's titles
including "Cats Hate Cops." Please take a moment to see what else is
here and what this distro is all about.
Also if this zine is currently sold out do not send me emails asking me when it will be available again or if I can email you a special reminder. I will not reply. One person runs this distro and she is very busy. Please be patient while RAD and BRZD restock this title. Thank you for you patience and patronage.
“Empower Yoself Before You Wreck Yoself: Native American Feminist Musings Vol. 1” $3.00 Shipping: 0.66
This first volume of a collaborative project, started by two Navajo women, showcases pieces that create, examine, and define what’s important to them - focusing on decolonization and participation of women in counter-culture. This zine is well-organized and aesthetically-pleasing; Melanie and Amber beautifully balance creative writing pieces, art, manifestos, collages, essays, reflections, and letters of complaint, into a thought-provoking first zine of hopeful many.
Fix My Head #5: $5.00 Shipping $1.06 SOLD OUT
I love the introduction Anna Vo writes for this zine. Anna writes about immigrating to the United States and the impact it has on her. She questions why she continues to make this zine and other zines. “I am trying to remind myself what I wanted to achieve with this zine in the first place. And here I will state it clearly and transparently. I wanted to use “popular” culture as a window to radical politics. I wanted people to pick up this zine who might not have previously been interested in radical thought, and through the lens of punk or DIY or hardcore or other more accessible mass culture, be exposed to important work people are doing all over the world.” And just that is achieved! Anna creates a beautiful platform for radical folks to share what they have been doing to fight back and create something better for themselves and others. Interviews include: Sara Rene from Native Punx Unite, Cynthia Nishi from Despise You and Gasp, Truth Sarita, Ursula Stuart from Black Queen, Texta Queen, Aborted Society Records, and Brown Recluse Zine Distro (HAAAY!)
Gut: $3.00 Shipping $0.46
In this zine Sayuri writes about her personal struggle with using food as a coping mechanism for trauma. She shares her experiences with fat-phobia as a child, standing up to school yard bulllies, battling anorexia and resisting self-hate. Also included is a mini interview with her mother about body image. Sayuri knows how to put together a short, though provoking zine that engages your heart and mind.Check it out NOW!