We've been using our social media this week to share zines created by Black artists and writers. Below is a compilation of those posts, including short Q&As with the founders. Show your support for Black zine makers and buy some of the work listed below!
Who are the founders of the zine, and when did it establish?
Two sisters, Courtney & Christina in 2013.
What is the content that you cover and/or your mission statement?
Our mission is to celebrate and document Womxn of Color who participate in the heavy music scenes through our zines and photobooks. From metalcore to punk, we love it all! We also always strive to create a sense of community, because we want our readers to feel seen and heard. Especially the young ones, because we remember what it felt like to not be.
Tell us about the Punk Fest & Zine Fair, and where we can follow to stay up to date for future events?
Oh that was so much fun! That took place in September 2019 at Philadelphia's Institute of Contemporary Art. We had our own Panel Talk, booked 6 female fronted bands, and hosted 11 Zinesters. It was an honor to be able to put it together and we can't wait to do it again! I can't tell you how amazing it is to watch a crowd enjoying themselves and know it was your event that did it! Want to stay up to date? Follow us on Instagram @blkgrlswurld_zine or our website at www.blkgrlswurld.com.
What are you currently listening to?
We actually have two Blkgrlswurld playlists up on Spotify if anybody is interested: We got an R&B lineup called "#Selfcare for Black Womxn" & #Blkgrlswurld Moshing for Black Lives" for our top metal picks.
Where can people go to buy your zines or merch? Do you have a Venmo or Paypal where people can send donations?
You can find our merch on Etsy! Our Etsy name is Blkgrlswurld. Awww y'all are too sweet. Our Venmo is @C-L-1-11. You'll know its the right one because #Blkgrlswurld Zine will be in the profile picture!